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The Coolest Back-to-School Lunch Boxes (That You'll Want to Steal for Yourself)

Bringing a tasty lunch comes second to only one thing: having a totally cool lunch box to put it in.
09/17/2014 03:08pm ET | Updated November 17, 2014
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by Samantha Dupler

When you're a kid at the school cafeteria, bringing a tasty lunch comes second to only one thing: having a totally cool lunch box to put it in. Beyond being an eco-friendly way to transport a parent's lovingly crafted sandwiches, a lunch box can be a fun way for a kid to show some personality through a neat design.

And because "cool" is such a subjective thing, we've rounded up a bunch of seriously sweet lunch boxes, from super hero style to floral explosions, and paired them with the archetypal kid that fits each best.

For the Aspiring Geeky Icon
Being called a "nerd" used to mean something, well, mean, but the rise of comic book culture has shed some light on that stereotype. Nowadays, that RD2D lunch sack (with working sound and lights, you guys) is pretty much the definition of cool. Star Wars R2D2 Soft Lunch Kit with Lights & Sound
For the Aspiring Geeky Icon
Wonder Woman Lovely Aphrodite Square Tin Tote
For the Aspiring Geeky Icon
Doctor Who TARDIS Lunch Box
For the Aspiring Graphic Designer
For your tiny Helvetica-worshipping, black-rimmed-spectacles-wearing, graphic designer in training. From modern minimalist rectangles that look more like a building block puzzle than a lunch kit, to vibrant Vera Bradley florals, it's never too early to start refining a personal style. Ojue Lunch Box
For the Aspiring Graphic Designer
Vera Bradley Lunch Bunch
For the Aspiring Graphic Designer
Milano Lunch Tote
For the Aspiring Vintage Shop Scourer
Little Susie won't tote around her organic apple juice and chia seed crackers in anything other than an authentic vintage lunch pail? (Or maybe you're just looking for a conversation-starting way to make last night's lasagna today's work time lunch?) Search no further with these authentic retro options. Traveler Metal Lunchbox
For the Aspiring Vintage Shop Scourer
Weave Metal Pattern Lunchbox
For the Aspiring Vintage Shop Scourer
Japanese Lacquered Bamboo Bento Box