If you are looking for back-to-school gear like backpacks and lunchboxes, the best way to save is to buy quality sets with coupons and discounts. I like to spend a little more to on my gear and then have my kids use them for a few years. Some of the lower quality sets tend to rip, break or have zipper problems mid-year and then you will end up replacing them before the year is over or replacing them yearly. If you use your coupons, you can find durable backpacks and gear with coupons at Land’s End, Pottery Barn Kids, eBags, Garnet Hill, LL Bean and more. Also, many stores are shipping backpacks to your doorstep for free. Instead of spending precious time and gas, stopping at store after store, order your backpack online and take advantage of free shipping offers.
I am a HUGE fan of Land’s End back packs and they hold up so well that my oldest daughter carried the same Land’s End backpack for 4 years! You can add monograms for an extra special touch. Their most durable backpacks are from the Classmate line, which comes in a messenger, rolling, extra large, large, medium and small sizes. I love that on the Land’s End website you can see the backpacks modeled and it’s easy enough to figure out what size you will need for school.
The Classmate backpacks boast reinforced bottoms to withstand boys that tend to be rough on their gear, plus reflective strips so that kids can be easily seen if they are walking home. Check out the sternum strap that helps to provide extra support and comfort, especially if your boys tend to carry heavy items. For girls, check out all of the cute, cute prints and if your girls are hard on their gear, then the classmate will fit the bill.
Land’s End often runs great specials and coupons for back-to-school.
Pottery Barn Kids has so many sizes, such as mini, small, large and rolling. We bought a backpack from Pottery Barn Kids last year and it’s still going strong and will work again for this year. If your kids love character backpacks and you don’t like the quality of most character packs at local stores, Pottery Barn Kids is known for high quality character backpacks. Choose from characters your kids love such as Marvel, Star Wars or butterflies, poodles and more. I love that if you pay a little extra, you can get your backpacks personalized. They come in every size to fit your child’s needs and right now, they ship to your doorstep for free. Current Pottery Barn Coupon Codes Below.
This year’s Vera Bradley Lighten up backpacks are just absolutely stunning and you will love their new durable backpack fabric. Teens and tweens are sometimes hard to please and it’s better to get one nice backpack they will use vs. lots of gear that you know will be thrown in the back of the closet. Vera Bradley can be pricey, but they often have sales and deals. This year’s bright prints for fall will be a head turner for your tweens and teens and there are even matching lunchbags!
If you are looking for a quality, junior-sized backpack for preschool, kindergarten or first grade, these L.L. Bean Junior backpacks come in so many fun prints. I love the pretty green floral and the cool sharks. When your kids outgrow this smaller backpack, it will work great for packing games and fun things when you travel.
If you have tweens or teens, they will love these deluxe-sized backpacks. They are also great for kids that need to pack winter snow items as they hold so much more. This backpack has dual main compartments and holds up to 32 liters! L.L. Bean is great for standing behind their product. They have the motto “Guaranteed to Last” on the home page of their website. Check out this pretty floral backpack and right now they are shipping backpacks to your doorstep for free, plus the Deluxe backpacks are 25% for a limited time. Instead of driving from store-to-store shopping for backpacks, save on gas and have your quality backpack arrive at your doorstep!
Ebags.com is one of my favorite places to get great bags. They have different coupons every day and they often have free shipping too. My tween daughter got a great Jansport messenger bag last year and it looks perfect after a year of use. She needs a regular backpack this year and we are getting the Jansport large student as she has a lot to carry. Ebags always has a coupon for 20-30%, plus often with free shipping. Check out the great selection Jansport, Quiksilver and Roxy that Ebags.com carries.
Garnet Hill is known for bright and colorful backpacks with great organization made with a great water repelling fabric. My daughter has had a few of these from years past and they are still going strong for gymnastics and travel. They come in a rollie, regular and junior sizes, plus there are so many fun matching and coordinating accessories. Garnet Hill often runs a special if you buy a backpack, you can get a free lunchbox and right now they are running that special through September 9th.