Your backpack never failed you. It carried your books, those little notes the girl from first period folded into different shapes, and anything else you might need for the day. But someone along the way convinced you to abandon it. That person was wrong.
Backpacks are as good a carrying device as any to help you navigate through the day. From padded sleeves for holding your laptop to straps for keeping your hands free, the schoolhouse staple is definitely prepared to carry you to the office. Click through for five backpack options under $200 and glean more bag inspiration from the Baggage Claim story in our September issue.