Many years ago when I first began my graduate program, I carried a very handsome and dependable Perlina black leather backpack. I remembered one snowy night, quite like today, I decided to walk home rather than to wait for the bus (which was uncharacteristically delayed). The backpack had survived my walk through the harsh weather much to my surprise and delight. As soon as I arrived home, I toweled off the snow to preserve the leather. Pictured below is one which looks identical to mine. One feature I loved most about it besides its buttery soft leather was its very convenient side-zip.
These days trying to find a nice leather backpack feels like trying to search for a needle in a haystack. Only every once in a while will you find a really special one (sorry if it sounds overly critical of me). Wish I didn’t allow Rebecca Minkoff’s to get away a couple years back =(. Just recently I spotted one by OrYany and can see for myself why it has received such rave reviews!
*Photocredit: BrandAlley UK and Various Sources