Get a bag made out of cotton canvas with double stitching where the straps join on.
I bought a brown one from H&M last year and then attached a cute pink fake flower on it. It seems to be indestructable! Problem is canvas bags can shrink a little if shoved in the washing machine.
I guess most of you are looking for backpacks though. I got a shoulder bag because it meant I couldn't carry as much and didn't take unnecessary books into school. I'd used backpacks before, carried everything around, and got backache way too often!!
Jansport!!!!! Eastpak is a division of Jansport. 85-90% of secondary and university students in America own a Jansport backpack!! Jansports last for ages. Especially when you get the kind with a leather bottom. Those last forever. Saved me lots of money. Got on in year 8 here in the usa, been with me ever since. I'm a uni student.
I got my 'Rusty' bag from Overboard in the ACT, very "East coast Aussie" as far as trends go My first move away from the usual Melbourne styles I tend to go for, so was a challenge but have gotten used to it now.
Don't think you guys have Overboard up there, but you get Roxy etc. so I thought I'd give it a mention
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you would have been sent home for having a bag like that at my school.
Even at sixth form? Maybe ive just forgotten what its like to be under the control of stuffy old teachers, but if that one was a bit OTT, how about this website Board Riders Guide which has some Roxy Bags available.
i bought a really nice adidas shoulder type bagy thingy last week for my a2 year. Its big enough to fir 3 folders, all my books, lunch and essentials in when im walking to school, walk to my locker, dump everything i need in there and the bottom of the bag then zips up and it becomes a cute little black and baby blue carry bag for my phone, keys(incl.locker key!)pencil case and lunch..