Back to school teacher bag suggestions please.

(20 Posts)
Howaboutthisone Wed 19-Aug-15 18:58:39

I'm fed up of resembling a bag lady with my various bag for life/carrier combos that I seem to take my planner and files home in. I'd like something practical, fairly large and nice looking but without a hefty price tag. I don't plan to carry books home for marking in it (planning on little storage boxes for that bit) but will take folders of pupil work in it.Might want to take my laptop occasionally but I mostly work on that at home and take a pen drive.
Any ideas? I did try posting in the staffroom section but no response.

Itscurtainsforyou Wed 19-Aug-15 19:12:47

I'm not a teacher but have to carry a laptop around most days.
I use a trolley style bag which has saved my back:
m.kipling.com/uk-en/school-bags/type/wheeled-school-bags/manary-k1538051100-999.html

Howaboutthisone Wed 19-Aug-15 19:33:10

Thanks for the suggestion. That is lovely but is probably bigger and pricier than I'm after.

WishICouldThinkOfACoolUsername Wed 19-Aug-15 19:44:21

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_62034+133694CA0M_-1

How about something like this from Debenhams? I bought a similar one last year for exactly the same purpose and it's been great!

Howaboutthisone Wed 19-Aug-15 21:29:37

I do quite like that actually! It looks like a real bag not a lugging stuff to school and back bag, which is what I'm after really!

Greengardenpixie Thu 20-Aug-15 00:02:14

I am a teacher and i bought a cath kidston bag. I have used their carry all bags and quite like them.
Loads of different ones too...totes etc.

www.cathkidston.com/outlet/bags/list?ctry=GB

Greengardenpixie Thu 20-Aug-15 00:03:28

I bought one for myself like this. I quite like bright and cheery!!!

www.cathkidston.com/bags/paradise-flowers-large-carry-all-1014701

Howaboutthisone Thu 20-Aug-15 07:49:44

I actually loved that one and add edit to basket but it was sold out by the time I went to check out hmm

blodynmawr Thu 20-Aug-15 07:58:01

I am not a teacher but carry a laptop and all my other gubbins in one single bag, rather than the 2 or 3 separate ones I got fed up lugging around.
I have a Boden Chelsea bag from a few seasons ago. It was the largest leather tote type bag I could find at the time, it is about 45cm x 45cm. I got mine from the Boden ebay shop. Mine is patent leather so quite stiff and stands neatly upright under my desk during the day. Boden have a slouchy tote bag this season which is a similar size.
TK Maxx good for a rummage. If you like oilcloth bags Orla Kiely is sometimes good value on Amazon.
HTH smile

I have a Kipling tote. Can't use a leather one (although I have a lovely one) because it's just too heavy.

Lowdoorinthewall Thu 20-Aug-15 10:31:30

I have an Eastpak messenger which is not particularly beautiful but very serviceable.

Comes in a million colours and designs if you trawl amazon.

Lowdoorinthewall Thu 20-Aug-15 10:34:37

I quite like this one with cups of coffee on it.

DinosaursRoar Thu 20-Aug-15 10:34:49

What about this leather from accessorize. (also have it in black)

nothingwittyhere Thu 20-Aug-15 10:40:39

Try reisenthel, they ship from germany, but quickly and for a reasonable price, and are good quality:

www.reisenthel.com/en/SHOPPING/?force_sid=1967c674e4ab3676594100c3c4248d92

BrendaandEddie Thu 20-Aug-15 10:44:11

do yu carry stuff around al day?
I just use a plastic tub for a set of exercise books from car to work then a normal handbag with a pencil case in it

BrendaandEddie Thu 20-Aug-15 10:44:43

just get a laptop bag

Do people tend to take laptops to school? Hadn't even entered my head. I'm on the bus, so need things to be as light as possible!

BrendaandEddie Thu 20-Aug-15 11:21:03

i dont take mine home. I have my own at home.
Our place is replacing laptops with desktops so they can be fixed remotely more easily

Howaboutthisone Thu 20-Aug-15 13:43:32

Thanks for the suggestions!

No- I only occasionally take the laptop in. It's mostly for planners, coursework folders, booklets etc. And yes, I'll be using storage boxes for the exercise books.

Howaboutthisone Thu 20-Aug-15 14:14:39

I broke and tracked down one like greengardenpixie's on Amazon. I'm gutted I didn't get it when it was still in stock at the sale price yesterday but hey ho. I think I needed something bright and cheery!

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