Okay so you went and got that Nemo (or whatever) backpack for your daughter that she begged for – and now, only six minutes into the school year she’s too old for it. How quickly they grow. And how taxing it can be on our wallets.

A stylish and way affordable substitute comes via designer/mom Jubily Boyd and her wonderful shop, Amies Circle of Friends. She’s created a totally cute collection of pooches and turned them into a sweet series of vinyl bags (no lead – we asked) including backpacks,  totes, wristlets and more. Not one tops 25 bucks.

I especially love the Fritz backpack (shown here) which looks like something I might have toted around high school during the Go-Gos era. That was way before Dora. More like Captain Caveman. –Liz

Congrats to Nancy T, new bag(s) owner.

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