17 Stylish Backpacks Under $25 (Yes, Really)


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Gone are the days when backpacks were strictly made out of canvas and reserved solely for towing heavy textbooks to class. Today, brands are creating backpacks for grown ass women (and men), and not only are they stylish, but they're also the most comfortable way to carry around your prized possessions. These trendy backpacks are especially cute and functional, and the best part? They look way more expensive than they actually are. A win-win.

Backpacks have been experiencing a resurgence over the last couple of years, thanks to the rise of athleisure and laid-back street style. Everywhere you look, retailers are stocking their shelves with leggings, sneakers, baseball caps, and yes, backpacks. And while there are tons of fun handbags to tote around for fall, sometimes, a backpack just makes life so much easier. But you don't have to compromise your style or your budget for convenience. Here are 17 adorable backpacks that will cost you less than your weekly PSL allowance.

1. Blush Backpack

Pink Backpack, $20, H&M

Pink is no longer reserved for spring. Put this sweet blush backpack in your bag rotation for fall.

2. Metallic Mini

Mini Backpack, $20, Aeropostale

Don't be fooled by this mini metallic backpack — it's got lots of storage without looking or feeling too bulky.

3. Unicorn Rucksack

Unicorn Star 3D Detail Rucksack, $23, Selfridges

Add a pop of color to your dark-colored fall outfits with this playful Unicorn backpack.

4. Iridescent Heart

Iridescent Heart Backpack, $25, Nordstrom Rack

Have you ever seen a more 'grammable backpack?

5. Classic Quilted

Faux Leather Mini Backpack, $25, Forever 21

There's nothing more classic than a quilted backpack for fall.

6. Transparent Mini

Transparent Mini Backpack, $18, H&M

This stylish, '90s-inspired mini backpack will make locating items super simple. Plus, it's perfect for fall sporting events that call for clear bags.

7. Convertible Backpack

BOIYI Convertible Backpack, $15, TJ Max

This backpack is convertible so you can remove the straps and carry it as a purse, too.

8. Faux Fur Mini

Girls Faux Fur Mini, $25, HollisterCo

You won't be able to stop petting this backpack.

9. Loop Ring

Diana Loop Ring Detail, $ 12, Boohoo

Prepare to be asked by everyone where you got this chic faux-leather backpack.

10. Plaid Print

Gabby Tartan Rucksack, $12, Boohoo

It wouldn't be a fall backpack roundup without some flannel.

11. Gold Mini

Faux Leather Mini Metallic Backpack, $25, Forever 21

This adorable gold backpack has a cross-body strap so you can wear it as a cute little purse.

12. Pom Pom Decorated Corduroy Backpack

Pom Pom Decorated Corduroy Backpack, $13, Shein

Corduroy is making a comeback, so celebrate the trend with this tiny, Pom-decorated backpack.

13. Floral Backpack

Garden Of Style Backpack, $18. Charming Charlie

If you love the rich, deep-colored florals that are trending for fall, you need this gorgeous backpack.

14. Lace-Up Drawstring

Natalie Lace Up Drawstring Rucksack, $7, Boohoo

Rucksacks aren't usually very chic, but the lace detailing on the sides of this one give it some stylish edge.

15. Shearling Backpack

Shearling Rucksack, $20, Boohoo

This shearling and faux-leather backpack just screams cozy.

16. Velvet Lattice

Velvet Lattice-Front Backpack, $23, Charlotte Russe

This cute velvet backpack is more functional than it looks and can store everything you need, from your wallet to your water bottle.

17. White Mini

Glamorous Mini Pocket Backpack, $23, ASOS

White boots are on every fashionista's shopping list for fall, which means this white backpack is also a must-have.