9 Stylish Leather Backpacks for Women
We all know backpacks carry a lot of weight in the function department when it comes to luggage. The right pack needs to be durable, comfortable to carry, complete with pockets for everything from lip balm to bulky sweaters, and made with material that wears well. Backpacks are the tried and true carryalls that take us from school hallways to airports and train stations, back and forth on subways, and across mountain ranges.
But there comes a time for every intrepid traveler to trade in old for new. And just because backpacks are practical doesn’t mean they have to be lacking in the style department. Nothing says luxe like a leather pack — wedding sophistication with utility, a leather backpack is the ultimate way to be a trendsetter when getting from point A to B.
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Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best leather backpacks for women. You’ll find a variety of sizes and shapes, classic, sleek designs, and bags that are a little edgier. Whether you’re searching for the crème de la crème and finest leather available or if you err on the side of faux, get ready to load up your new pack and hit the road in style.
State Bags Greenwood Mini Lorimer Leather Backpack
One of State Bags’ most iconic pieces, this classic leather backpack provides ample pocket space and an inner laptop sleeve in the main compartment. Plus, whenever a bag is purchased, the brand hand-delivers an essentials-packed backpack to an American child in need — why pass up a chance to be simultaneously stylish and philanthropic?
To buy: nordstrom.com, $235
Madewell The Lorimer Mini Backpack
Perfect for a day trip or quick overnight, this mini pack made of 100 percent Italian, vegetable-tanned leather is the epitome of cute and convenient.
To buy: madewell.com, $158
Sole Society Faux Leather Backpack
This tassel-zip faux leather pack by Sole Society features adjustable straps so that you can go from backpack to tote in a flash. Plus, check out that pocket space.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $60
Rag & Bone Pilot II Leather Backpack
With a subtle nod to equestrian style, this black leather backpack from Rag & Bone is a stylish pick for an everyday carryall.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $650
Tumi Webster Leather Backpack
There’s no need to worry about sacrificing style for utility with this sensible and chic leather Tumi pack, which is fitted with a back handle sleeve for easy sliding on top of your carry-on suitcase.
To buy: tumi.com, $695
Danielle Nicole Nolan Faux Leather Backpack
Three words: Pop of color. Combine that cabernet red with smooth faux leather and you’ve got the epitome of sophistication in backpack form.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $78
Moleskine Classic Leather Backpack
This chic leather pack is the perfect everyday bag, and the grey-green hue makes it ideal for transitioning between seasons.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $219
Matt & Nat Brave Pack
You can’t go wrong with this timeless, structured bag from Matt + Nat’s all-vegan line of faux-leather goods.
To buy: mattandnat.com, $145
ONA Clifton Leather Backpack
This black leather backpack from ONA is perfect for traveling photographers. It comes with two removable compartments for a camera and lenses, which can be configured to fit a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or a point and shoot and accessories). There’s a laptop sleeve inside, making for easy access in airport security lines. Plus, the padded shoulder straps are plenty comfortable for all-day wear.
To buy: amazon.com, $499