Just because you haven’t set foot in a classroom in years (except, perhaps, for parent-teacher conferences) doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in a new stylish carry-all at the beginning of the school year. A decade-plus of back-to-school shopping taught us that late summer is the ideal time to buy a chic yet functional everyday bag, so it’s only natural that we felt compelled to seek out some fashionable options for the upcoming season. From sleek leather backpacks perfect for toting a laptop to cross-body messenger styles that can go the distance to slouchy totes in cool neutral colors, here are some of our favorite back-to-school bags for grownups.