The 8 Best Purses for School That Fuse Function and Style

by Sara Wennerstrom / Nov 17, 2022

The perfect purse for school is made with functionality, comfort, and style in mind. With thoughtfully designed storage, multiple pockets, and adjustable straps, the right bag for school is as  unique as you while still maintaining its core functionality: To keep you organized for classes. Here’s a helpful guide on how to find the best purse for school that’s both refined and will last the test of time.


What do you need in a good purse for school?


The perfect purse for school is just within arm’s reach. Consider these features when selecting your one-of-a-kind bag.


  • Material. Purchase a bag that you know will last you for the long haul. Handcrafted Italian leather or a vegan alternative
     are great options for long-lasting materials.

  • Versatility. Choose a backpack that can suit any occasion, whether it’s a school day or a weekend out and about.

  • Size. Before purchasing your bag, think about how much space you’ll need. Do you plan to carry binders in your bag, or do you only need enough space for a notebook and laptop? Choose the right purse that will fit all your essentials comfortably.

  • ColorNeutral tones such as black or brown match any outfit in any season. Feeling bold?  Opt for lavender or wine red for a bag that’s bound to make a statement.

  • PriceChoose a bag that will last the test of time, not by what’s cheapest. Materials such as cotton may be a more affordable alternative, but leather will last longer.

  • Convertible styles. Our convertible bags can be worn as a backpack, or as a satchel, shoulder bag, or crossbody. Each bag is designed with comfort and utility in mind, so you can wear it to every outing.


The 8 best purses for school


Versatile, functional, and beautifully designed, these purses for school are great options for your next everyday bag.


  1. Midi Maestra

The Midi Maestra is a medium-sized handbag made from fine Italian leather. This purse includes eight interior compartments that can fit all your daily essentials, from a laptop and notebook to lipgloss and an iPad. For your casual outfits, wear your Midi Maestra as a backpack, then when you’re looking to spice things up, convert it into a tote, stachel, or crossbody bag.


Key features:


  • Room for a laptop and iPad (up to 11”)
  • Convertible style - wear as a backpack
  • Eight compartments
  • Long straps
  • Multiple color options


What fits? The Midi Maestra can fit an 11” laptop inside, and the padded sleeve can fit a tablet up to 10.9”.


the maestra dolce senreve designer bag



  1. Gemelli Tote

The Gemelli Tote is Senreve’s carefree carryall bag. This bag includes built-in organization so you can carry and navigate all your essentials without hesitation. For extra security, the bag includes one internal zip pocket, seven internal slip pockets, and an elastic cord to secure your laptop or tablet.


Key features:


  • Plenty of storage space
  • Lots of interior pockets
  • Hidden external pocket
  • Effortless organization
  • Room for laptop and tablet (up to 15”)
  • Multiple color options


What fits? The Gemelli Tote can fit up to a 15” laptop or tablet.


  1. Maestra Bag

The Maestra Bag is the larger version of the Midi Maestra. This purse features eight interior compartments that can fit anything from a  laptop to a binder, notebook, or even an extra change of clothes. The Maestra bag can be worn as a backpack, satchel, tote, or crossbody – so you have plenty of options to match every occasion.


Key features:


  • Convertible styles
  • Large compartments
  • Room for a laptop and tablet (up to 15”)
  • Eight compartments
  • Long, adjustable straps
  • Multiple color options


What fits? The Maestra bag can hold up to a 15” laptop.


  1. Alunna Bag, Pebbled

The Alunna Bag can be worn as both a backpack, crossbody, or a handbag. This slimmer purse can fit up to a 6” tablet for note-taking in class, and features two interior pockets and an exterior cardholder. It’s the perfect purse to fit all your essentials when you’re on-the-go between school and internships.


Key features:

  • Convertible styles
  • Long, adjustable straps
  • Multiple color options
  • Scratch and water resistant
  • Room for a tablet (up to 6”)


What fits? The Alumna Bag fits up to a 6” tablet.


  1. Armonica Bag, Pebbled

The Armonica bag is made from scratch-resistant, durable Italian leather, so it will look great no matter the occasion. This bag features two exterior pockets (one of which is hidden) to easily access all your necessities and a zippered closure to keep everything secure inside. The interior features a pen pocket, tablet pocket, phone pocket, and key ring. Wear this bag as a crossbody or backpack when you’re on the go, or as a shoulder or handbag for your after school events.


Key features:

  • Multiple interior and exterior pockets for storage
  • Zippered closure
  • Long, adjustable straps
  • Multiple color options
  • Convertible style


What fits? The Armonica bag can fit a tablet, phone, and keys.


  1. Mini Doctor Bag

The Mini Doctor bag is the smaller version of our bestselling Doctor bag. With two exterior and three interior compartments, you can fit all your school essentials from a tablet, to a small notebook and pens, and even a mini makeup bag for on-the-go touch ups. This bag is made from Italian leather and can be worn in either a relaxed or boxy style to match every outing.


Key features:

  • Zippered and magnetic closure
  • Long, adjustable straps
  • Multiple compartments
  • Convertible styles
  • Multiple color options


What fits? The Mini Doctor bag fits up to an 8” tablet, with exterior pockets fitting a 6” tablet.


  1. Strati Shopper

The Strati Shopper is your classic everyday bag – but elevated. The Italian nylon bag is both scratch and water-resistant, with leather detailings. The Strati Shopper features one large exterior pocket for a tablet or book, and two interior pockets for your smaller essentials. Wear it with the sides flared out for an open geometric shape, or tuck it in for a more structured silhouette.


Key features:


  • Long, adjustable straps
  • Convertible styles
  • Made from nylon and Italian leather
  • Multiple color options
  • Buckled exterior closure
  • Multiple pockets for extra storage


What fits? The Strati Shopper fits up to a 6” tablet and any size smartphone.


  1. Doctor Bag

The full-size version of the Mini Doctor, the Doctor bag includes a larger interior that can fit a 12” laptop, in addition to a 10” tablet. This bag features seven interior and two exterior compartments for you to easily organize and store everything you need to get you through your school day. Carry the Doctor bag as a handbag when you head to work or an internship, then convert it into a backpack during the school day.


Key features:

  • Room for a 12” laptop
  • Features seven exterior and two interior pockets
  • Multiple color options
  • Made from fine Italian leather
  • Zippered closure and buckle to keep all your belongings secure


What fits? The Doctor Bag can fit up to a 12” laptop, with its exterior pockets fitting a 10” tablet.


Great accessories for your new handbag


To make your new backpack even more of a statement piece, try adding these accessories.


  • Purse straps. If you’re going to an event or simply want to alter the look of your bag, an effortless way to do so is with interchangeable purse straps. Choose a colorful leather material, or opt for chains to add a bit of flair onto your bag.

  • Scarves. Scarves instantly add a bit of sophistication and flair to any bag. Choose between a blush pink or lavender purple, or opt for a bold pattern.

  • Key ring. To ensure your house keys don’t get lost in the mix of miscellaneous items at the bottom of your bag, add a key ring for easy navigation. Choose between a neutral tan or gray, or opt for a sky blue for a pop of color.


gray tote bag by senreve on models shoulder

The Gemelli tote


Choose high-quality, convertible purses this school year


This year, choose a bag that’s functional for classes yet multipurpose so it can be worn to events and around town. Senreve’s backpack collection offers the best quality, versatile, and functional pieces that are bound to make a statement, converting from a backpack to a purse with ease. With many color options to choose from, you’ll find the perfect bag for your aesthetic.