These messenger bags are great because they're cute (important for those picky kids) yet easy to open and durable. The bags are perfectly-sized to carry school books, a meal, or even a change of clothes for weekend getaways.
This year my daughter has her heart set on a messenger bag for her 2nd grade (!) books. Apparently backpacks are no longer the height of elementary chic. I had a tough time finding a kid sized bag that we both loved... until these.