Check out these nine different types of leather backpack, and our tips on how to make use of them and style them. Don’t get stuck juggling your life all at once when you’re on the move. Instead, go ahead and pick up one (or all) of these boys to make life better:
5. Coach Large Manhattan Backpack
Described by Coach itself as combining urban sophistication with the spirit of the open road, this dope leather backpack proves that statement is pretty much on point. Featuring a drip-leopard camo print, the printed pebble leather backpack is spacious enough to include ‘”large” in its name — and rightfully so, with a height over 17″. It’s closed by a flap closure and features a suede lining, and the there’s an inside zip pocket that’s able to be accessed from the outside zipper as well. Play with trends and pair this luxe backpack with an athleisure look of joggers and a fitted shirt or jacket.
4. Dr. Martens Large Leather Backpack
Super spacious, Dr. Marten’s Large Leather Backpack is 18″ wide and 15″ tall. With a scholastic-inspired body, the satchel-like backpack comes in cherry red and features a front fastened pocket with a brass buckle. There’s an ID holder in the back (great if you plan on stowing the bag during a trip), and the main flap is closable with brass push studs. The backpack doubles as a carry-all with handles on top and two brass push studs closing them together. Style it up or enjoy with a relaxed look; the bag itself will grab attention for you.
3. Skagen Krøyer Leather Backpack
Simple but refined, Skagen’s Krøyer Backpack features a timeless silhouette with modern upgrades. Features include a laptop sleeve and pen holders, plus two mesh pockets for cords. The brand’s signature zip-through pocket allows space for earbuds to extend through even when zipped, and with an additional vertical zip pocket and extended horizontal pocket, the front is even more functional. The signature hidden back pocket can be accessed while the bag is being worn.
2. Herschel Supply Co. Bad Hills Workshop Lawson Backpack
Known for its staple, hard-wearing cotton canvas range of accessories, Herschel Supply Co. releases a new collection of its Bad Hills Workshop leather backpack styles each season. This fall, the collection included premium pebbled leather bags in black and oxblood. Among the backpack silhouettes is the Lawson Backpack, a classic and simple style that features gold-toned zippers, leather pulls with decorative bar stitching and adjustable seat belt webbing straps. Lined with a custom coated nylon fabric, each piece is subtly stamped with a classic Herschel Supply logo on the front pocket. Eye-catching on its own in the oxblood color, it can simply be worn with a tee and jeans combo, or styled up with a button down and trousers look for the creative office environment.
1. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Kastrup Backpack
For a high-end mixed-media pack, Montreal-based accessory brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie offers the Kastrup, which has become the industry’s favorite style over the past couple of season. You honestly can’t go to a men’s fashion week without seeing at least three of these leather backpack throughout the day, and that’s no surprise — just look at it. This one in particular features a leather base and a speckled drill body, and a premium wool-blend fabric from Italy — making it a perfect winter choice. Features include an internal laptop pocket, keychain, zippered privacy pocket for easy storage, and a bias-cut front pocket. Style with a camel overcoat or a navy or charcoal suit, or dress down and pair with an all black look.