10 Cute Fashion Backpacks Under $40

    I am on the hunt for the perfect backpack purse. Something that is functional for carrying all the essentials during busy days or traveling, but that has more of a purse vibe so it can be versatile.

    As embarrassing as it is to admit, I’ve spent a copious amount of hours browsing backpacks online over the past week to prepare for a few upcoming trips. I haven’t found “the one” quite yet, or at least I haven’t bought it. But, I’ve bookmarked several that have caught my eye that I wanted to share!

    Using backpacks as purses has been becoming more popular amongst working women, moms, and girls on the go, both in and outside of a school setting. These backpacks are great for if you carry a lot of must-haves with you, and some can even accommodate tech items like iPads and Laptops.

    Click the picture of the backpack to find it online.

    10 Cute Fashion Backpacks Under $40 | Slashed Beauty

    1. A New Day Bedford Backpack ($29.99)
    This backpack is one of the smaller ones on this list, but I love that it truly has that purse look, and can be worn as a crossbody or a backpack. It comes in several colors with a pebbled finish and a zipper pocket inside.

    2. bebe Danielle Backpack ($34.99)
    If you like the classic boxy backpack shape, you’ll love this quilted backpack, featuring a zip-around exterior pocket.

    3. Moda Luxe Channing Novelty Backpack ($29.99)
    Loving this feminine blush and gold color combo! This bag definitely looks inspired by higher-end designer backpacks, but at a fraction of the cost.

    4. Dolce Vita Convertible Backpack ($29.99)
    If you are an organization freak, this backpack is perfect since it features a plethora of pockets! Three exterior pockets, three interior pockets and a spacious main compartment, plus it can also be worn as a crossbody.

    5. 15” Faux Leather Laptop Backpack ($35)
    Are you carrying a laptop with you as part of your daily essentials? This laptop bag is chic and functional!

    6. Travistar Women Multifunction Casual Canvas Backpack ($29.99)
    This is sort of like an elevated tote bag: one huge main compartment and straps to wear it crossbody or as a backpack.

    7. Scarlet Chic Casual Backpack ($29.99)
    This backpack is high on my list. I love the clean, simple leather look and the size seems perfect for an under-the-seat carry on for flights. Plus, I’m loving all the exterior zip pockets for quick access!

    8. ASOS Design Soft Backpack with Zip ($32)
    For a little more of a casual vibe, this tan drawstring backpack is super roomy at 15” tall, and has an exterior pocket for smaller items.

    9. Quilted Faux Leather Backpack ($29.90)
    This mini backpack pays homage to designer backpacks with the luxe quilted pattern and fold-over flap. Inside you’ll find a zip pocket and two slip pockets.

    10. Arcenciel Canvas Convertible Rucksack ($26.98)
    If you’re more of a canvas fan, this flexible convertible backpack has a large capacity and can be worn two ways. This one looks great for traveling with all the must-haves.


    1. I thought about getting a fashion backpack recently. Thank you for the post . However, what I do not like about fashion backpacks is that the flap and the zipper usually faces outside. I feel that someone is going to open the flap or unzip the zipper when I am a little distracted. I will just be extra cautious since I do like them.


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