Cool For School – Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

Summer is nearing an end and I’ve rounded up the cool for school best backpacks and lunch boxes to start off the year in style. There’s an endless assortment of backpacks and lunch boxes in styles from bright colors, stripes, florals, critters and super heroes to metallic, camouflage, denim and leather.

Cool For School – Best Backpacks And Lunch Boxes


Staples has a wide assortment featuring the trendiest designs that kids want including their own exclusive line plus brands like Jansport, Swiss Army, High Sierra and Targus. Staples school supplies put a new spin on the classics so your school year feels new and fresh. 


Have you been in Old Navy lately? Besides all the backpacks in prints like camouflage and floral they got bags covered with your favorite Marvel heroes to bags for Star Wars fans. Plus, they unveiled a cool, new shoe shop where you can shop for all the kids no matter the age in one place. They’ve even got a hopscotch on the floor so kids can play while mom and dad shop. 


 One of the newest brands in backpacks is STATE and I shopped for these styles from For every STATE backpack bought one fully stocked backpack is hand delivered to an American child in need.When shopping online, I don’t like to wait a week or longer for my purchases to arrive nor do I want to pay shipping fees. I shop via and with my membership I get free two business day shipping and free returns too.

Lunch Boxes Galore

cool for school- best backpacks and lunch boxes

(Clockwise from the Flamingos)- Flamingo lunch bag by Staples, Cynthia Rowley striped  and metallic lunch bags from Staples, Hearts lunch bag from Old Navy, Metallic emoji’s bag by Barri Lynn from, and Pokémon bag from Old Navy.

Every kids needs a snack and these new Welch’s Fruit Snacks launched just in time for back to school. The snacks come in Berry, Tropical Punch, and White Grape Strawberry flavors with fruit as the first ingredient. They’re just 70 calories per roll.

Backpack Gear For Guys (And Girls Too)

Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes


Ready for the great outdoors and sized to carry a laptop plus after school gear these packs  may be subtle in style, but they carry plenty. They easily transition from high school to college to adulthood. These backpacks are from Staples and Old Navy.

Cool for school - best backpacks and lunch boxes

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From puppies to spaceships to cute critters, has backpacks in sizes small to large and even backpacks on wheels so you don’t have to carry the load.  They also have matching accessories like drink bottles, lunch bags and cutlery. My favorite lunch accessories are the variety of bread cutters so kids can have their pj & j sandwiches cut into shapes like trains and hearts.





Style Expert Alison Deyette is a TV + digital host and Los Angeles stylist who was recently named one of the top stylists in Los Angeles by VarietyWWDAngeleno, and Modern Luxury magazines. Known as “The Fixer,” she can help you solve your fashion conundrums, take the reins of a home decorating transformation, or hand you the hottest trend without breaking a sweat.


  1. Michelle Michelle
    August 7, 2017    

    Hello, I was wondering if you could help me…. I’m looking for a Mine Craft Lunch Box do you happen to know where I could find one? My grandson is requesting one but I must ship it to North Carolina, he said Nana I must have one for my first day of school…

    Thank you

    • Alison Deyette Alison Deyette
      August 10, 2017    

      Hi Michelle, Try Target for a Minecraft lunch box. Here’s a link to one –

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