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Our Favorite School-Ready Teacher Bags — and the Teachers Who Love Them

Posted by Adele Poudrier on

Hey teacher, in case you haven't heard, we think you're a total superhero. You spend over half of the year with our children, helping them to learn, grow and be better humans. Being a teacher can certainly be exhausting, taking up much of a your time both on and off the clock. You're constantly hauling binders, books and lesson-planning materials to and from the school (not to mention a lunch bag, purse and all of the coffee) to ensure you're prepared for a day with 30 chatty kiddos.
Needless to say, every educator needs a reliable bag that can not only fit their necessities, but is also comfortable to carry and professional for work. Luckily, we design our bags for women-on-the-go just like you to keep up with your busy schedule! Here are three teacher-approved bags that are great for any educator.

vera tote

Our Iconic Vera Tote is a long-time customer favorite and best-seller. This bag was designed for the working woman, with perfectly-placed pockets and the exact dimensions to fit what you need for your workday. Teachers like you have raved about our Vera Tote for years, noting its spacious size, comfortable straps and genius organization for making it an educator favorite. Not to mention, with over a dozen patterns and multiple fabrics to choose from, there truly is a Vera Tote to fit any style.


"I use this tote as my work bag. I work in an elementary school as a reading and math intervention aide. I usually have materials that I take with me from class to class. This tote has nice roomy pockets inside as well as outside of the bag. I love the fabric, both material and pattern. It's fun, unique, but still professional." 
- Liz, Pennsylvania


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get carried away tote

If you’ve notoriously been pegged as the bag lady for carrying way too many bags into work, we have the perfect bag for you. Our Get Carried Away Tote is our largest tote style, able to fit your lunch bag, purse and all school essentials inside. You’ll never have to lug around multiple bags at once again with the Mary Poppins of all teacher bags.


"I am a teacher and found this bag to be perfect for fitting everything I need to transport back and forth to home and school. It is large, but I carry binders, folders, and my computer inside. I love that the pockets are inside, so pens, markers, etc. stay in their place and that it has a zipper to protect my work from the rain/snow. I can also fit my water bottle and an umbrella inside."
- Mel, Wisconsin


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campus backpack

Totes are not everyone’s style. Sometimes you’re juggling so much walking into school that it’s difficult to hold your coffee and phone. If you love to be hands-free, we recommend our Iconic Campus Backpack. You'll be able to easily fit everything you need and more, while still holding your essentials (hello, caffeine) without a struggle.




"I'm a teacher, and I really love this backpack. I'm able to prep things at home, toss them in my bag, and grab and go in the morning. It's easier on my back and my shoulders don't hurt. It's very stylish and comfortable. My laptop fits and it doesn't weigh the bag down. Inside is very spacious with lots of compartments (which I love). I've owned other Vera products and the quality is impeccable. This is a bag I know I will use daily."
- Kay, Georgia


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Campus Backpack

in Signature Cotton
$69 $115
14 Patterns Available
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Teachers — we want to hear from you! What do you look for in the perfect teacher bag? Comment below!