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Back-to-school style: the best backpacks and handbags to buy right now

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Much of the UK might be experiencing a last-minute heatwave, but don’t be fooled. The final August bank holiday is almost upon us, and you know what that means: autumn is coming.

But if the thought of putting away the tanning oil and vest tops for another year is enough to make you experience a minor existential crisis, don’t be downhearted. Early autumn is great! Cold weather won’t properly set in for a while yet, we can start wearing jumpers and ankle boots again, and – best of all – there’s that exciting, start-of-term nip in the air.

We might not be at school anymore, but there’s something about that clean-slate September feeling that still makes us feel like we need to dash out to the shops and stock up on new stationary, smart shoes, and a sturdy bag that can withstand carrying all our junk for the year ahead.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best back-to-school bags currently in the shops – from high street to high end. Happy shopping.

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Moya Crockett

Moya is Women’s Editor at stylist.co.uk, where she is currently overseeing the Visible Women campaign. As well as writing about inspiring women and feminism, she also covers subjects including careers, podcasts and politics. Carrying a tiny bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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