Our Favorite Mom-Approved Totes and Backpacks for Summer

I’ve been obsessed with bags for as long as I can remember. My mom always tells me that when I was little, my favorite things to play with were her purses—and grocery bags. Apparently, I loved to just walk around the house and put all my things in bags and then carry them with me wherever I went.

I have to say, even as an adult, I’m still obsessed. I love to shop for bags because no matter what season it is, no matter how you’re feeling about your body on a particular day, and no matter what kind of outfit you’re wearing, a cute bag always makes your look *that* much better. All this to say, I would consider myself highly qualified to round up our favorite—mom-approved, of course—totes and backpacks to get you through the summer season (even if they’re just used for grocery store trips and socially-distanced picnics).

Check out 20 of the cutest bags to shop for right now: 






The Backpack

2 colors available

Fawn Design

The Mini Backpack

8 colors available

Herschel Supply Co.

Classic Mid-Volume Backpack

2 colors available


Sophia Core Leather Backpack

2 colors available


A New Day Square Backpack

3 colors available


Lorimer Leather Backpack

2 colors available


Laptop Backpack with USB Port

6 colors available

Freshly Picked

Convertible Diaper Backpack

3 colors available



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