The one thing we love about leather is that they never go out of fashion. Sure the trend might fade a little but it always finds its way back.
Out of all the fabrics they are considered to be the one material that can last for a very long time which is why we decided to create this post on high-quality leather backpacks for women.
According to what we gathered from our female readers there are several reasons why they like accessories made with this material:
- It makes them look classy
- It makes them feel more sexy and confident
- It is considered as an elegant fashion material
Putting aside these reasons listed above we all know that this fabric indicates success, being wealthy and nobility and for these reasons, people tend to go crazy about them because not just anyone can afford a high-quality leather backpack…
…but do you have to break the bank to own one?
Yes and No.
Yes because there is a feeling you get when you own an expensive leather bag and they are considered to be of a higher quality because they are expensive…
…and no because there are fairly low priced leather backpacks for women that are still of really good quality.
Whatever your budget I am sure you would find a backpack here that would be to your taste.
Taking Care of a Leather Backpack
Here’s the deal:
It does not matter how expensive or how cheap your bag is.
If you don’t know how to take care of it then you are not going to be making use of it for a very long time regardless of how often you use it.
Just like a lady’s skin that always needs lotion to look amazing…
…a leather backpack always needs to be taken care of so it can always look amazing and would be able to last for a longer time.
The procedure involved is really simple and I would encourage you to watch the video below to learn exactly how this is done.
You need to make sure you go through every part of the leather even the straps of the bag that is if they are also made with this material.
Maintaining Your Leather Pack
After watching the above video you should now know how to properly oil your bag so it can last for a longer time while still looking amazing.
You just need a few guidelines on what to avoid so you don’t accidentally damage your leather backpack. I know it feels like you are going a long way to maintain a product but trust me when I say that it is worth it.
Below are the guidelines to follow in maintaining your leather product:
1. Avoid leaving your leather backpack under the sun
You need to know one very important thing when it concerns any product made with leather and that is they are vulnerable to the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Leaving your leather backpack under the sun for a long time can make it start to lose its color. The ultraviolet rays from the sun also tend to dry the leather fabric.
This cannot be considered good for this material as this can weaken the fabric which would eventually lead to it cracking.
I know you must be wondering if you should only make use of the backpack when there is no sunlight.
You don’t have to worry about that as you can make use of it even when the weather is sunny.
Just make sure you don’t regularly stay under the sun for a long time.
2. Store the right way
You must store your bag the right way preferably in a dry room or closet because mild dew and humidity can make the leather deteriorate.
3. Try not to store in an airtight plastic bag
Storing your bag away from dust is important but while doing this make sure you don’t make use of an airtight plastic bag.
The reason for this is simple. We all know leather is just like our skin meaning that they have tiny pores and therefore needs air to be able to pass through it for them to be able to properly function.
For this reason, you need to make sure that wherever they are stored your leather backpack should be able to breathe.
In maintaining leather airflow is considered to be important which is why you need to make sure you don’t store in an airtight bag.
4. Be careful of where you place your bag
There is a reason why it is not encouraged to buy a leather bag for a child. This is becomes if they are carelessly placed and end up getting stained the stain can be really difficult to remove.
Also, when leather gets scratched they can be really difficult or nearly impossible to remove.
My advice to you if your leather bag gets stained is to have it cleaned by a professional. You might save yourself a lot of trouble of damaging your bag when you have it cleaned by someone that knows what they are doing.
How Long Can Leather Backpacks for Women Last
At one point or the other, I am certain this question must have crossed your mind.
Can leather last forever?
Here’s the deal:
Nothing can last forever…
…but a leather bag that is taken care of the right way can last for a long time. As long as you follow the guidelines listed above and you regularly oil it then you are going to be making use of it for a long time.
Just like most things, how you make use of it and handle it can play an important role in how long it can be used.
A bag used just ones a week 90% of the time would outlive a bag used daily.
According to vonbaer.co.uk/, a leather bag can last for more than 30 years.
That can be considered as a pretty long time to make use of just one bag and I am pretty sure not a lot of people would want to make use of their bag for that long because chances of the bag going out of style is high.
If you want your leather pack to last for a long time just make sure you store it properly by keeping it inside a dust bag and make sure you stuff it so it can retain its shape.
As long as it is properly oiled you would be making use of your leather backpack for a very long time.
The Best Leather Backpacks for Women
1. SOLO Reade 15.6 Leather Backpack
I’m sure you might be wondering:
Why on earth did we also include this within this post?
This answer to this is simple.
It is unisex which means it can be used by both men and women.
It has received a lot of positive feedback from women which is why I also consider it to be a lady’s backpack.
The solo reade leather pack is a brown leather backpack beautifully made with a design perfect for the modern woman looking for a backpack that can be used to school or professionally to work.
Its entire body is made of full-grain leather and it is one of the leather laptop backpacks for women on this list that can be considered as a mobile office due to its well-thought-out organizational patterns.
The main compartment of the bag is pretty large and can contain office folders, work materials, textbooks to class, etc.
The laptop compartment of the bag is separated from its main compartment and this can help protect your laptop from unnecessary scratches when trying to access your items in the main compartment of the pack.
The laptop compartment which can fit a 15.6inch laptop is well padded to protect your laptop from damages that might occur from bumps and knocks while it is on your back.
But wait, that is not all the bag has to offer.
The shoulder straps of the bag provide maximum support and are also well padded for maximum comfort while carrying the bag with the same padding also used on the back of the backpack for comfort.
Some other features of the solo reade’s pack are:
- Quick-access pockets on its front for placing items you would need quick access to such as a magazine.
- Organizational sections inside the pack for your phone, iPad, camera, etc.
- A top handle that can be used as an alternative carry style just in case you decide not to carry it as a backpack.
Want to know the best part about this solo reade bag?
It comes with a 5-years guarantee which gives you a peace of mind if you decide to get it.
It has been recommended by a lot of happy users who find it to be their ideal backpack.
2. Piel Leather Large Buckle-Flap Backpack
The Piel leather backpack is a perfect example of this.
The full-grain cowhide leather used on the bag can absorb the natural body oils that your body produces especially your hands.
This, in turn, makes the leather age beautifully as the bag becomes older even while being used regularly.
The main compartment of the bag makes use of a drawstring closure and is large enough to contain your daily essentials. It has two slit pockets that can take your mobile phone or small-sized items.
The top flap of the bag also has a zipper pocket that can also serve as a small storage space.
Do you have items that you probably need quick access to?
Then the two front pockets of the bag would be perfect. You can also make use of the side pocket for small-sized items.
My advice to you is to make use of other pockets for an item as important as your phone because the side pocket might not be secure enough to protect your phone from being stolen.
Make use of the Piel leather backpack as a weekend bag, for short trips, for school, as a daily commuting bag for moving around the city, etc.
There has been some debate about whether this bag is more ideal for a male or a female.
This is considered a unisex leather backpack which means it can be considered as a leather backpack for men as well as for women. You won’t be considered less feminine or less masculine if you decide to get it for a male as it has been used by a lot of happy male and female users.
3. LaGaksta Italian Leather Backpack Purse
What do I mean by this?
I say this due to the location of the access point for its main compartment as it would be very difficult for anyone to easily open the main compartment as long as it is on your back.
There is also a zipper pocket at the back of the bag that can contain items like your cosmetics, lipsticks, and you might just be able to fit your wallet in there thereby making it very difficult for anyone to easily access as long as it is on your back.
A lot of ladies love this bag due to its unique look and design and many have received lots of compliments while making use of it.
It was made with leather fabric directly from Italy and its many colors would give you the option to pick one for that look that would be perfect for its use.
You have the option to make use of the well-padded top handle of the bag in the form of a purse just in case you don’t intend to carry it on your back.
The main compartment is not as large as other backpacks on this list which means you would definitely not be able to fit a laptop in there but its space is quite reasonable to contain some items.
There are also two small-sized pockets at the front of the bag that can take your small-sized essentials such as your phone, keys, sunglasses, etc.
The LaGaksta leather pack is a sleek and stylish backpack with a unique look available in multiple colors. Its compartment and pockets are well secured.
It can be used as a backpack, a purse and can even be used as a sling bag.
A well-made bag for any lady looking for a leather backpack for women.
4. Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack
They live up to their name as they are one of the popular brands that produce high-quality backpacks for women and this leather Backpack is no different as it is made with high-quality cowhide leather.
It is among the Julian backpack collections and is a favorite of Rebecca Minkoff backpack users.
It has just one main compartment that is just the perfect size to use as a travel bag that can also be used to work, to school or for your daily commuting.
It is a bit pricey which might make it not to be the best choice for a student backpack but for those that can afford it you would definitely fall in love with this Julian backpack.
It was made with high-quality leather which was finished with Rebecca Minkoff’s signature dog clip hardware
It is a compact and stylish backpack with a pretty spacious interior compartment.
The zipper pocket at the back of the bag is a bonus as it can serve as a security pocket that can be used to keep items like your phone for quick access and also to keep it protected from anyone looking to steal your phone.
Apart from your phone, the pocket at the back of the bag can also be used to store items that you wish protected from easy access.
Don’t forget the exterior pockets on both sides of the bag which can also take your small-sized accessories.
The shoulder straps of the bag are adjustable for your perfect fit.
The Julian leather backpack is a stylish and well-made bag that would be perfect to add to your collection.
5. Coolcy Hot Style Leather Backpack For Women
Why not consider Coolcy’s hot style leather backpack. A sleek backpack with a classic look that you can even make use of for your casual outing.
The entire body of the bag was made with top grain cowhide leather which gives it a luscious and beautiful look.
A mix of simplicity and sophistication.
You are going to be getting compliments with this.
Not too big and not too small which means that it is just the perfect size to use daily to either go shopping, to be taken to class, your daily commuting and can be used as a travel backpack.
It has just one compartment at the front of the bag that can be used to store your makeup kits or small-sized items you need quick access to.
The gold zippers used are of high quality and when opening and closing the bag they are considered to move with ease without showing any signs of jamming. Also, they were included to add to the style of the bag.
For an increased level of security, an anti-theft zip pocket was placed at the back of the bag.
This was a pretty smart idea.
The anti-theft pocket would help protect some of the very important items that you don’t want anyone to easily have access to. As long as the pack is on your back any item in this particular zip pocket would be well protected from theft.
The pockets inside the main compartment of the bag can be used for your phones, cards, wallet, etc.
The main compartment can contain A4 sized books, an iPad, a small-sized laptop, notebooks, some textbooks and similarly sized items.
This is a pretty impressive women’s leather black backpack purse and for its price, I think you would be getting a bargain for this one.
6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea
Micheal Micheal Kors Rhea is a top-notch floral perforated Saffiano leather backpack that you sure would love to get your hands on.
Some have even classified it as the best leather backpack purse that they have ever made use of.
Now were they right by making that assessment?
Based on the positive feedback we found I think they might not be that far from the truth.
This is a top-quality pack that breathes sophistication all around it.
It looks beautiful, stylish and can be a handy purse.
Depending on your needs it can be considered as just the perfect size. Not too small and not too big.
It has just one compartment which has several pockets inside of it which are
- A small zip sized pocket for your small accessories,
- A pocket big enough to contain your iPad
- Two slip pockets (for your phone, cards or small-sized items) and a key finder for your keys.
The items you need quick access to can be placed in the front pocket of the bag.
Wait, Wait….One more thing:
The bag has a safety feature which is a magnetic snap pocket at the back of the bag that can be used for important stuff such as money and your phone.
Items inside the pocket at the back would be nearly impossible for anyone to have easy access to.
The lining used on the bag is polyester and based on the color of the bag you purchase the hardware such as the zipper would be either gold or silver.
In addition to your purchase, the bag comes with a dust bag for keeping the bag when not making use of it. This helps protect the bag from dirt which would make it look clean when you are to make use of it.
I believe you would love this elegant and cute Micheal Micheal Kors Rea leather backpack and you would receive lots of compliments during its use.
7. Heshe Women Leather Backpack
Then Heshe women’s leather backpack might be what you have been searching for.
The bag is made with top quality grain cowhide leather which means it is really light when you put it on your back.
The hardware on the bag is all silver and the stitching matches the leather color which comes in black, light blue, sorrel and wine.
These colors would be perfect to suit your style whenever you are going to work, traveling, on a date, or even shopping.
The main compartment of the bag is a zipper compartment with flap closure and though the compartment might not be as large as we might have loved but it is pretty large to contain your important daily essentials such as an umbrella, your iPad, cosmetics, small notebooks, etc.
Not a perfect backpack to fit a laptop due to its size but it can comfortably take a mini pad.
The main compartment has a zippered pocket and also an invisible pocket where you are can put your important small-sized items.
There are also pocket slots for your mobile phone, wallet, etc.
The shoulder straps are adjustable for your perfect fit…
…and do you want to know the best part?
The adjustable straps give you the option to carry the bag in the form of a backpack, messenger bag, shoulder bag, sling bag or a hobo.
A cute and versatile backpack that is sure to get you compliments regularly and as a bonus, you can make use of the zipper pocket at the back of the bag to also keep important small-sized items that you don’t want just anyone to have easy access to.
8. Bostanten Genuine Leather Backpack
The Bostanten backpack is a cute and fashionable bag made with luxurious cowhide leather. It is yet another product on this list with a simple but yet sophisticated look that can easily go as a student’s backpack or a bag used by a professional lady to work.
It comes in several colors which give you the option to choose one suited to your taste such as baby blue, black, coffee, green, light gray, and pink. Perfect to be used for traveling, parties, work, school, casual outing, etc.
It comes in both medium and large sizes both having the same features and are different just in sizes.
The backpack has just one main compartment which has two slip pockets and one zipper pocket that can be used for organization of your accessories.
You would also find a pocket at the front of the bag for placing items for quick access.
The side pockets of the bag are pretty small and would not be able to fit a water bottle although it might be able to carry your small-sized essentials.
The hardware of the backpack is silver-toned and the lining used on the bag complements the color of the backpack.
The Bostanten leather backpack is a high-quality pack with top-notch craftsmanship priced at a very affordable rate.
As long as you maintain the leather the right way it should be able to last you for a long time regardless of how regularly you make use of the bag.
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9. S-ZONE Women Backpack
The S-ZONE women backpack might just be perfect for you.
It is yet another well-designed backpack on this list made with high-quality leather and polyester lining
The bag has just one main compartment which unfortunately does not have a dedicated laptop compartment. Although it can easily fit a 14-inch sized laptop.
The compartment is not large enough to contain a lot of items but it can easily fit your everyday essentials such as your small notebooks, small-sized laptop, magazine, few office supplies, etc.
Might not be a perfect backpack for a busy college student due to its size but it should be able to take some notebooks and few small books with your small-sized laptop.
The pockets in the interior compartment of the bag can hold your mobile phone, make-up, pens, wallet, chargers, passports, etc.
You can also make use of the zipper pocket at the front of the bag to store items for quick access.
As if that is not enough:
They also added a zipper pocket at the back of the bag for keeping important items away from pickpockets such as your phone or your cash.
The shoulder straps of the bag are a mix of both leather and canvas fabric which gives the bag more durability than packs made with just canvas shoulder straps.
For a perfect fit, you can easily adjust the shoulder straps of the bag.
Heading to a meeting, to school, to work or do you need a bag for traveling?
How about for vacations?
The S-ZONE women leather backpack can serve as an almost all-purpose backpack and for the quality it offers its pricing can be considered to be a huge bargain.
10. Heshe Women’s Vintage Leather Backpack
It is no coincidence I decided to include this as it is considered as another top-quality Heshe’s pack.
For a man-made leather, I would have to say that this is top-notch work as the quality of the backpack is highly commendable.
The stitching is truly amazing and you won’t be able to find loose threads due to the amazing craftsmanship done on the pack.
The zippers of the bag are silver and work perfectly fine.
The compartment of the backpack is reasonably spacious and would be able to contain your daily essentials such as a compact umbrella, iPad, wallet, etc.
There are also pocket slots for your phone and cards.
There are quick-access pockets at both the front and back of the bag for storing items you need quick access to. The pocket at the back of the bag can also be used for stashing important items such as your money, phone, passports, etc away from the sight of pickpockets.
Just like the first Heshe leather backpack on this list, it can be used as a backpack, messenger bag, shoulder bag, sling bag, and a hobo bag.
All you need to do is to adjust the shoulder straps of the bag for the carry style you would prefer.
The backpack comes in 8 different colors and due to its versatility, it can be used for several occasions such as shopping, traveling, for dating and can even be used professionally to either your workplace or to meetings.
The Heshe vintage leather backpack is a high-quality man-made leather backpack with different carry styles for different occasions suited to your needs.
It has amazing craftsmanship and its pricing is very reasonable.
11. ALTOSY Leather Backpack Purse
The Altosy leather backpack is another pack on this list with more than one carry style. It can be converted to a shoulder bag by making use of the removable shoulder strap of the bag.
You can also make use of the padded top handle to carry in the form of a tote bag.
The backpack was made with genuine full-grain leather and its main compartment is pretty large and can contain quite a lot.
There is a small-sized and a large-sized pocket at the front of the bag that can be used to store items for quick access. The smaller sized pocket can take your mobile phone, wallet or items similar in size to these while the larger pocket can take your tablet.
There is also a theft-proof pocket at the back of the bag for important items that would make it difficult for pickpockets to have easy access to.
The side pockets are not big enough for a regular-sized water bottle but you should be able to fit a compact umbrella in there.
There are two open pockets inside the bag and one zipper pocket that can also take your phone, wallet, pens, etc. There is also a compartment that would be able to contain your 7.9 inch iPad.
12. WINK KANGAROO PU Leather Backpack
It is an artificial leather which means that it is man-made and it stands for polyurethane. We are not going to go into how it is processed so if you want to learn about it you can head over to this post on polyurethane.
The most important thing you need to know is that after being processed it is made to look as close to real leather as it possibly can and most of the time a lot of people are not even able to tell the difference due to how perfect they were made.
This is the case when it comes to the wink kangaroo Pu leather backpack as the Pu leather looks and feels like real leather.
Its simple and beautiful design makes it perfect for a casual backpack that can be used for everyday outing and can even be used for traveling.
The main compartment of the bag makes use of zipper closure which is covered by a specially designed flap cover which provides extra security before being able to access the main compartment of the backpack.
The Pu leather fabric is considered to be weatherproof so you don’t have to worry about the items in your bag getting wet when under a light rain.
The main compartment of the bag is pretty spacious and although it is not as spacious to contain a lot of items it can still be used as a student’s backpack, a travel bag, and an everyday bag.
At the interior of the bag, you can find a pocket spacious enough to contain a wallet, a notepad, kindle, phone, a little makeup and other miscellaneous items with room to spare.
There are also several small pockets for your small-sized items such as cards and keys. You can also make use of the zipper pocket at the back of the bag for your phone or cash.
The standout feature of this bag is the fact that it has more than one carry style.
It can be used as a backpack, a top handle bag, and a shoulder bag.
The wink kangaroo backpack is a fashion bag with great quality and cute design and the pricing is very affordable for the quality it offers.
If you are in the market for a bag that can last for a long time then getting a leather backpack might be a good place to start. They are considered a superior fabric to other fabrics such as nylon, canvas, and others.
Yes, they might be a little complicated when it comes to maintenance but if done right it can be your favorite backpack for a long time.
I encourage you to watch the video provided above so you know exactly how to take care of your bag because even if we know leather can last a long time if they are not taken care of the right way you might just find yourself back online looking for another bag to purchase.
High-quality backpacks most of the time are considered to be more expensive than the ones of less quality but if you know your budget cannot go for the expensive ones then please you can go for the less expensive ones because all the leather backpacks listed here are of really good quality.
But if you know you have the budget then “just go for it”. You would be pleased you did.
If you have any questions on any of the bags listed here you can leave a comment in the comment section below and we would reply to you as soon as we can.