The very best bags for teachers

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With time being such a precious commodity, I have done the research for you and found the best bags for teachers.  I asked the members of my Your Money Sorted Facebook group, to recommend the bags that they have found the most useful for school, and the ones that offer great value for money.

Teacher's bags certainly get put through their paces, so in order to get good value for money, it can be worth spending a little bit more for a good quality item.  By paying a little more, you are likely to get much more use out of it, making it cheaper in the long run. 

However, there are also some great, cheap choices that are favoured by teachers too, so with no further ado.......

Some of the very best bags for teachers are:


Waterproof Fashion Floral College Bookbag

This pretty rucksack is made of water-resistant material, making it easy to keep clean, and perfect for keeping everything dry on a wet day.  It has 1 main compartment and a padded sleeve for a 15.6" laptop, as well as a front zipped pocket, plus 6 other useful pockets.  Add to that padded straps and a padded back panel, as well as many excellent reviews and this rucksack offers exceptional value for money.

waterproof floral bag

SMRITI Large Canvas Tote Bag

This sturdy and spacious canvas bag has room for laptops, folders and books, as well as all the other bits and pieces you will need.  It has one large compartment with 2 slip pockets and a large zip pocket inside, as well as 2 external side pockets.  It's a functional, and very well priced item, which gets the reputation of being excellent value for the relatively cheap price.

large canvas tote bag  

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Elvis & Kresse Tote Bag

This one is my personal favourite, but I haven't yet plucked up the courage to spend that much on a bag.  I love Elvis and Kresse products so much, because of their ethos.  They take reclaimed materials, including decommissioned fire-hoses, Burberry fragments, and coffee sacks and turn them into truly stunning pieces, with lifetime guarantees.  You can even visit their workshop, choose your materials and make your own bags.  They also donate 50% of their profits to the Fire Fighters Charity, making them even more awesome in my eyes!

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Cath Kidston Oilcloth Tote Bag in Red Bramley Sprig Design

This gorgeous Cath Kidston bag will look great at school, as well as out shopping.  The wipe-clean oilcloth is hardwearing, as well as practical.  The bag will easily hold A4 folders and has an internal slip pocket.


Orla Kiely Re-usable Shopping Tote Charity Limited Edition (Grey/Meadow Flowers)

These Orla Kiely bags are really popular, because they are sturdy and hardwearing, yet don't cost the earth!  They are big enough to hold all your planning and marking, yet the range of bright colours and bold patterns, making them great to look at too.

re-usuable shopping tote bag

Verb Pilot Carry-On with lifetime guarantee

This carry on size luggage is expensive but offers a lifetime guarantee that even covers airline damage.  If you are looking for a high-quality piece of kit that will last you forever, for both work and travel, then this luggage might be worth considering.  It has a lockable, padded 17" laptop compartment, as well as numerous other pockets and compartments for all your stationery needs and has an extendable handle and wheels, making it ideal for transporting books and folders. It has internal storage of 44.1 litres, making it also an ideal companion for weekend trips. 

verb carry on bag for teachers

Personalised Canvas Bookbags

These bags look great and are hugely practical for transporting lots of books or folders about.  They are amongst the best bags for teachers, because they are cheap, yet sturdy, and they come in a huge range of colours and patterns.



RADLEY 'Villiars Road' Large Burgandy Leather Shoulder Bag

This gorgeous large Radley leather bag, will look amazing and will last for years.  It will hold a small laptop or tablet, as well as your other day to day needs.  It has 3 internal sections, the middle one with a zip, as well as 2 small internal pockets, one with a zip.  This beautiful bag also features 2 external slip pockets.

gorgeous bags for teachers

LONGCHAMP Le Pliage Large Folding Tote Navy

If you are after a good quality bag, which will stand the test of time, then this Longchamp folding tote bag comes highly recommended.  It's big enough to hold a small laptop, and also features an internal zip pocket.  It cleverly folds into a smaller size, making it an ideal bag for travelling as well.  

folding bags for teachers    

I hope that this post has been useful and that you have found a bag that meets your budget, and your expectations.

Would you like to read more of my posts for teachers?


Why not also come along and join my Your Money Sorted Facebook group, which is dedicated to helping teachers to become happier, healthier and wealthier?

Eileen x


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