31 Backpacks Under $50 That Make Ridiculously Chic Carryalls
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Even if you aren't starting a new semester of school, fall tends to feel like The Season Of Buying Cool Backpacks. This year, many of our favorite brands have more backpacks in stock than any other type of bag — which means your options for an everyday carryall are seriously extensive. And with plenty of chic backpacks clocking in under the $50 mark, that goes for anyone on a budget too. Heck, you could theoretically buy a whole boatload of bags without breaking the bank.
Whether you're a fan of classic canvas, prefer an edgier leather material, are hungry for a little bit of pop culture nostalgia, or just want something pink and fluffy, there's an affordable backpack that will suit your fancy. Scroll on through for the best rucksacks, drawstring bags, convertible bags, fold over tops, and classic backpacks available to buy for less than 50 bucks right now.
Classic Backpack, $44.99, Herschel
The crosshatching on this red bag gives it a slightly vintage feel.
Sequin Mini Bag
Sequin Mermaid, $38, OMG! Accessories
This mini bag is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Wool & Leather
Wool Backpack, $39.99, Old Navy
For anyone who likes a preppier style.
Zip-Around Convertible Backpack, $49, Urban Outfitters
Talk about serious Clueless vibes.
Camp Director Tote, $49.99, Modcloth
This shoulder bag transforms into a backpack, so it's basically like getting two accessories for the price of one.
Mossimo Backpack, $34.99, Target
Very, very chic.
Black Faux Leather Metallic Detail Backpack, $42, Missguided
For only the fiercest among us.
Faux Fur Backpack, $49.90, Zara
*Heart eyes emoji.*
Flower Girl, $38, OMG! Accessories
Embroidery is huge this fall, so this mini backpack really just hits all the trends.
Dasein Faux Leather Flap-over Backpack, $48, Evine
A nude bag will go with basically every single outfit in your closet.
Baby Blue Foldover
BAGGU Drawstring Backpack, $42, Urban Outfitters
The canvas material on this bag is more durable than most.
Backpack, $19.99, H&M
Thank goodness pink is here to stay.
Semi-Sheer Mesh Backpack, $22.90, Forever 21
Athleisure appears to be here to stay as well.
Mini Corduroy Backpack, $39, Urban Outfitters
It's hard to deny that corduroy = fall, especially when it comes in a deep shade of red.
Backpack With Zip, $29.90, Zara
Black, white, and nudes are fairly common bag colors, but this gray feels like a cooler take on neutrals.
Mossimo Nylon Flap Backpack with Top-Handles, $29.99, Target
This sporty bag has separate pockets inside for storing your cell phone, wallet, and anything else that tends to get lost at the bottom of your backpack.
Patent Pom Pom Mini
ASOS Mini Patent Pom Backpack, $35, ASOS
Anything with pom poms is basically an automatic win.
Sequin Zip Backpack, $27.90, Forever 21
You can never have too many sequins.
Black & Metal
Backpack With Handle & Metal Detail, $29.90, Zara
The faux leather paired with metal detailing make this $30 backpack look hella expensive.
Dickies Mini Backpack, $29, Urban Outfitters
It's clear so you can show off all the new books you're reading.
Black & Gray
Lapel Mixed Backpack, $39.99, Mango
It's the little gold detail that puts this bag over the top.
ASOS Ring Flap Backpack, $45, ASOS
Space Jam '90s Cinch Bag, $24.90, BoxLunch
All '90s kids, rejoice.
T-Shirt & Jeans Large Crushed Velvet Backpack, $19.99, TJMaxx
Velvet is perfect for fall, especially when it comes in millennial pink.
ASOS Textured Metallic Hologram Backpack, $35, ASOS
The more metallics in your wardrobe, the better.
Denim With Patches
Felicity Denim Badge Rucksack, $28, Boohoo
This denim bag is giving off incredible '70s vibes.
Red Wine Bag
Lionel Patricia Clasp Backpack, $29.99, TJMaxx
More dark reds, please.
Miller The Heights Bag In Mermaids, $35, STATE
For all the IRL mermaids out there.
Erin Velvet Rucksack, $32, Boohoo
Don't you just want to pet this backpack all day?
WANT X Marks The Spot Embellished Backpack, $40, NastyGal
This edgy bag goes surprisingly well with everything.