CLIQUE Picks: Back to uni tote bags

It’s that time of year again when many of us are beginning the first semester of university for the year and likely feeling a cocktail of emotions from excitement, eagerness and even a few nerves too. Whether you are an anxious first year student or a well-versed final year thirsting for freedom that’s just around the corner, we can all agree that stocking up on back to uni neccessities is something always looked forward to.

If there is one item that needs to be carefully invested in, it is that of the backpack, tote or carry bag that is taken to every tutorial, lecture and end-of-day drinks. It needs to fit textbooks, keep technology safe from the outdoor elements and the extra pieces that tend to gather over the weeks spent on campus.

Often a bag that fulfils these requirements can be plain or something that doesn’t appeal to your individual style. Thankfully, most designers are now creating functioning, practical bags that have found the equilibrium of style and everyday ease. With an overwhelming variety of choices for 2018, we have managed to narrow it down to five bags that pass the test for university and for you to peruse in store or online.

Gorman Camo Tote


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The Daily Edited Black Structured Backpack


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Leonard Street Print Canvas Backpack


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Mimco Echo Worker Tote


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Witchery ‘Lisa’ Tote Bag


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Hero image by @georgiazogopoulos for @_mimco.




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