Summer may still be in full swing right now, but with just a few more weeks until you're back in the classroom, it's time to start thinking about trading in your bikinis and boardshorts for backpacks and books.
This year, we got a head start on back-to-school shopping for girls and guys, and scouted out some of the season's best trends. This year, we're digging chic leather totes, a backpack designed with doodles in mind, and sporty messenger bags. The best part? Every pick is under $50, leaving room in your back-to-school budget for those other fall essentials you've been eyeing. Click through the slideshow below for our top 15 styles for Fall 2012.
Which bag is your favorite? Do you like carrying a backpack, messenger or tote? Sound off in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!