After a long stretch of experiencing campus from behind a screen, it’s time to finally show off your style in person this school year. A years-long hiatus from back-to-school shopping means stocking up on the essentials — the most important being a quality bag to do your heavy lifting. While we’re all mourning the loss of a fun-filled summer, we’ve rounded up the perfect bags and backpacks to carry everything from heavy textbooks to fragile tech for a fresh start this fall.

Keep it classic this school year with one of the staple OM backpack styles. From spacious book bags to compact carry-alls, the Campus Collection has the perfect fit for you.

With pockets fit for laptops, pencils and other back-to-school supplies, the Nora Backpack is the classic, minimal-style everyone needs in their closet. With a dual-zip main pocket and RFID protective technology along the back, this bag will keep all of your belongings safe and secure throughout your long and busy days.

If you’re looking for something with a little more organization, the RFID Organizer Backpack might be a better fit. This bag features a roomy interior design with two sections separated by a slim zip pocket divider for larger items like snacks or a book, while additional pockets and zippered pouches allow for secure storage of smaller belongings.

If you only want to carry around the essentials, the Gia Backpack is the perfect mini-pack to store a few belongings on the go. Securely designed, this accessory features an open storage compartment with a back wall pocket to protect small screened devices. Protect your essentials no matter your adventure with a key clasp and credit card slots inside.

Totes + Satchels
Switch up the basic campus backpack with one of OM’s stylish totes or satchels. If an over-the-shoulder look is more your vibe this year, OM has bags in many shapes and sizes for you to choose from!

The Payton Tote and Aurora Tote keep it traditional with plenty of space and a structured style. With multiple zip compartments and slots for your writing utensils, this is the ultimate stylish selection for the school year. The Payton Tote comes with a long strap so you can switch up your look, while the Aurora Tote offers protection to the bottom of your bag with metal feet hardware. Similar to our backpacks, our totes offer RFID lining to protect you from identity theft so you can have a stress-free day.

Break away from a typical tote with one of OM’s messenger bag styles! The classic Messenger Bag checks all of the boxes with a front compartment with two multi-function pockets, a business card pocket, three pen sleeves and a hanging key clasp. If you’re looking for a twist on the classic messenger style, the Mackenzie Messenger offers a unique style with a top zipper for maximum security and an adjustable strap for optimal comfort during a long day of work.

Stay extra organized this school year with our smaller back-to-campus accessories for your everyday items. OM’s RFID Credit Card Stack has six card slots to securely fit everything from a debit card to your campus ID, and uses RFID technology to keep your valuable cards protected from identity theft. For those fragile items, invest in the Eyeglass Case to have a safe spot to store reading or blue light glasses. With suede cloth lining, it’ll leave your glasses scuff-free and in one piece by the end of a hectic day.

Browse other back-to-campus essentials and fall outfit inspiration over on our Instagram!