31 Ridiculously Cool Backpacks That Cost Less Than $50

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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.

Red Canvas

Classic Backpack, $45, 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, $37, Old Navy

For anyone who likes a preppier style.

Black Convertible

Zip-Around Convertible Backpack, $39, Urban Outfitters

Talk about serious Clueless vibes.

Mint Convertible

Camp Director Tote, $50, Modcloth

This shoulder bag transforms into a backpack, so it's basically like getting two accessories for the price of one.

Quilted Nude

Mossimo Backpack, $35, Target

Very, very chic.

Metal Detail

Black Faux Leather Metallic Detail Backpack, $42, Missguided

For only the fiercest among us.

Pink Fur

Faux Fur Backpack, $50, Zara

*Heart eyes emoji.*

Rose Embroidered

Flower Girl, $38, OMG! Accessories

Embroidery is huge this fall, so this mini backpack really just hits all the trends.

Nude Leather

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, $34, Urban Outfitters

The canvas material on this bag is more durable than most.

Blush Bag

Backpack, $20, H&M

Thank goodness pink is here to stay.

Black Mesh

Semi-Sheer Mesh Backpack, $23, Forever 21

Athleisure appears to be here to stay as well.

Wine-Colored Corduroy

Mini Corduroy Backpack, $39, Urban Outfitters

It's hard to deny that corduroy = fall, especially when it comes in a deep shade of red.

Gray Foldover

Backpack With Zip, $30, Zara

Black, white, and nudes are fairly common bag colors, but this gray feels like a cooler take on neutrals.

Blue Nylon

Mossimo Nylon Flap Backpack with Top-Handles, $30, 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, $31, ASOS

Anything with pom poms is basically an automatic win.

Pink Sequins

Sequin Zip Backpack, $28, Forever 21

You can never have too many sequins.

Black & Metal

Backpack With Handle & Metal Detail, $30, Zara

The faux leather paired with metal detailing make this $30 backpack look hella expensive.

Holographic Mini

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, $40, Mango

It's the little gold detail that puts this bag over the top.

Ring Detail

ASOS Ring Flap Backpack, $30, ASOS

Again! Details!

Nostalgic Bag

Space Jam '90s Cinch Bag, $25, BoxLunch

All '90s kids, rejoice.

Crushed Velvet

T-Shirt & Jeans Large Crushed Velvet Backpack, $16, TJMaxx

Velvet is perfect for fall, especially when it comes in millennial pink.

Gold Holo

ASOS Textured Metallic Hologram Backpack, $21, 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, $30, TJMaxx

More dark reds, please.

Mermaid Bag

Miller The Heights Bag In Mermaids, $35, STATE

For all the IRL mermaids out there.

Teal Velvet

Erin Velvet Rucksack, $11, Boohoo

Don't you just want to pet this backpack all day?

Studded Bag

WANT X Marks The Spot Embellished Backpack, $40, NastyGal

This edgy bag goes surprisingly well with everything.