Kids from the ’90s suffered a lot: bowl cuts, denim everything, toe socks, the creativity that only Microsoft Paint could offer …
And backpacks. Even though some of these backpacks were the worst of offenders, they were still were a part of ’90s and 2000s culture. Love them or hate them, here are 12 backpack trends to haunt your memories and some of the most interesting online shops.
1. Lisa Frank
2. Clear backpacks
So you could show off your fly school supplies.
3. Fuzzy backpacks
There was no limit to what type of fuzz your backpack could have.
4. Huge key chains or fun patches
Customization was a must.
5. Roller backpacks
They’re better for your back, but they made you stick out.
6. Personalized backpacks
7. Mini backpacks
Not very functional, but … stylish?
8. Denim backpacks
9. Pop culture backpacks
10. Basically anything JanSport
JanSport always seemed to be a reliable choice.
11. The purse-as-a-backpack trend.
12. And, of course, the moccasin-Pocahontas backpack.
BONUS: Some that we just can’t explain.