Teacher Bags That Will Hold Up to Toting Laptops, Essays, Snacks, and More

What teacher bags are most recommended by educators?

7 Great Teacher Bags

The difference between a good teacher bag and a bad one can have a big impact on our lives—and to our backs and shoulders. Say yes to sturdy, roomy, practical, affordable … and yes, attractive. Here are some of the bags (all under 100 bucks!) that come especially recommended by our staff and followers.

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1. Douguyan Unisex Messenger Bag 

Made out of high density Eco cotton canvas. Comes in many attractive color options, including two-toned models. $29.99

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2. Vera Bradley “Get Carried Away” tote

Cheerful, soft, and full of pockets. Comes in a variety of patterns and colors. On sale for $46!


3. UGRACE Unisex Slim Business Laptop Backpack

This elegant rucksack is the fashionable option you’ve been looking for! Comes in six colors including black, grey and purple. $25.99


4. The Land’s End Canvas tote

The quintessential classic teacher bag! Huge, water resistant on the bottom, zips, and stands upright even when empty. $46

5. TUZECH Vintage Leather Bag

Who can resist the romantic appeal of a weathered leather briefcase? This version is made from handcrafted genuine leather, each with a rustic vintage look which makes each bag unique. Only $44!


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6. The Thirty-One Cindy Tote

Super popular with teachers for it’s size, price, and ease. Comes in a variety of colors and patterns. $72


7. Herschel City Backpack

This trendy bag is just one of the many styles available from Herschel. Check out their site to find the shape and color that fits your personality.  $54.99

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8. KEEPWE Laptop Tote Bag

This practical bag is water-resistant and made of super lightweight quilted nylon. Also comes in black. $35.99

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9. KEEPWE Laptop Briefcase

For those who prefer a more classic briefcase look, this sturdy bag has lots of pockets and compartments to keep your belongings tidy.  Also comes in teal and black. $26.99

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10. Dasein Large Laptop Briefcase

This snappy bag comes in 39 solid colors as well as stripes and florals. This structured design has an open top cell phone pocket and plenty of room to fit your 13″-14″ laptop, tablet, keys, files, and more. $41.99 

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11. HIKA Vintage 3-Way Convertible Bag 

This handsome bag does triple duty as briefcase, backpack, or messenger bag. Made of dense durable canvas with generous padding inside. Shown in Vintage Khaki, also available in Vintage Black, Blue and Brown. $35.88

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12. ecWorld Damask Rolling Brief Case 

Easy on your back and fashionable to boot! This rolling briefcase is heavy duty and fully padded with lots of room for everything you need to carry back and forth. $52.95

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13. Alpine Swiss Rolling Lawyer’s Case

The classic leather rolling bag. Sturdy, roomy and professional. $69.99

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14. Houndstooth Rolling Duffel

So fun! This sassy bag is a back-saver and also comes in sexy leopard print, cool stripes and turquoise camo! $69.91

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15. Mount-It! Rolling Utility Cart

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Finally, for teachers with serious school supply transportation issues (think high school English teachers), this practical sturdy cart is just what you’ve been looking for. Only $26.99



Posted by Emily Hopkins

Emily Hopkins is an editor and writer for We Are Teachers.


  1. What is the red back at the top? That’s the one I like.

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