A+ Style: The 12 Coolest Back-To-School Backpacks On Melrose Avenue

A+ Style: The 12 Coolest Back-To-School Backpacks On Melrose Avenue

It’s back-to-school time, already! Is your book and supply list as long as a CVS receipt? You’re going to need something durable to carry the load. Why not find something that looks great, too? On Melrose, there’s a ton of options for carrying a ton of school gear. You’ll definitely find something that serves the purpose and looks dang good doing it.

2nd STREET

This Herschel backpack is standard design elevated by attractive details like the camo pocket and red zippers. It’s sturdy and easily cleanable, too.  You’d never know it’s second-hand – it has been spruced up to near-new condition.

2nd STREET
7560 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.433.5997
www.2ndstreetusa.com

BAIT

Two great traditions make one great backpack: Vans x Snoopy Peanuts Old Skool II meshes the standard design with vintage Charles M. Schulz artwork for one sweet backpack. You’ll have people smiling behind your back.

BAIT
7708 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7272
www.baitme.com

JAPANLA

 

Pusheen Smiling Grey Backpack

Speaking of cute, this grey smiling Pusheen backpack will make carrying even cruel amounts of homework a little less painful. Even literally – it’s soft and has super-padded adjustable shoulder straps because Pusheen wants you to be comfortable.

JAPANLA
7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
www.japanla.com

JOYRICH

This big ole backpack keeps it sunny all school year long with its all-over classic floral print. It’s colorful (but not gaudy), sturdy, washable, and perfect for the student who likes practical gear with just a little something special.

JOYRICH
7700 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.944.0631
www.joyrich.com

MONSTER A GOGO

Charcoal Ribcage Back Pack

School can be tough, so show ‘em what you got inside – literally. This Kreepsville 666 branded charcoal ribcage nylon backpack is a statement maker. Even if they don’t know your name, they’ll know you by your gear.

MONSTER A GOGO7361 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.7337
www.kreepsville666.com

POSERS

Wednesday Addams meets old school Brit punk in this simple but power-packed Dr. Martens back pack. This all-leather beaut features a prominent brand logo, heritage-inspired styling, and doesn’t have any time for your stupid drama.

POSERS
7417 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.653.4393
www.weareposers.com

SHOE PALACE

Shark Week is every week with this camo chenille backpack from Sprayground. It has a front pocket and side pockets creatively built into the design. The back padding is ergonomic mesh and there’s a sleeve to connect it to luggage for when you finally graduate and get outta here.

SHOE PALACE
7725 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.556.3310
www.shoepalace.com

SPORTIE LA

Here’s a little cutie for those light school days. The Kanken mini backpack has convertible straps to turn it into a bag. For you bikers, it has a removable seat pad and reflectors on the front and side. It comes in great color combos, too.

SPORTIE LA
7753 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.852.8262
www.sportiela.com

TIMELESS

Ever feel like a 1940s British schoolboy? Here’s your perfect schoolbag. Kjøre Project’s Le Baronet is a retro combo of leather and wool with all kinds of special details, including a newspaper holder. Remember those? This one is built to grow old with you.

TIMELESS
7614 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90048
323.951.0279
www.shoptimelessla.com

URBAN OUTFITTERS

While Invicta is known for outdoor utility, The Jolly is perfect for school. It takes the timeless backpack silhouette and amps it up with sporty styling and colorblocking. It’s roomy, has an interior laptop panel, and will withstand any weather SoCal serves up.

URBAN OUTFITTERS
7650 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.653.3231
www.urbanoutfitters.com

WILD STYLE

This cool clean pack is part of the adidas Football x Paul Pogba Collection. Pogba’s selection of gorgeous earthy tones represent his African roots, and the simplicity of the design makes this a multifunction stunner.

WILD STYLE
7703 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.651.1223
www.wildstylela.com

ZERO’S

Metallics are having their way in fashion, and they look especially cool in the Supreme x The North Face Metallic Borealis line. Silver, gold, rose gold – pick your brilliance. The packs are light but sturdy, perfect for the sporty student who juggles books and gear.

ZERO’S
7801 Melrose Avenue #4, Los Angeles 90046
323.963.3480
www.zeros.world.com

 

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.