5 Leather Backpack Purses That Are Versatile & Stylish

While many associate backpacks with their high school and college days, there’s a reason they’ve been around for decades. This timeless style is undeniably functional and comfortable, whether you use it as an everyday purse, a work bag, a travel bag, or even a hands-free diaper bag.

And when you upgrade the standard backpack with buttery-soft 100% genuine leather, a compact silhouette, and removable crossbody straps, it evolves far beyond the traditional school bag — our leather backpack purses are designed to transcend trends and become a go-to staple in your closet.  

If you’re looking for an incredibly functional yet stylish bag for yourself or a loved one, you can’t go wrong with an elevated leather backpack purse. Ahead, shop a few of our favorite styles that are versatile, timeless, and affordable.

Leather Backpack Purse: The Aleks

Our new Aleks bag is the perfect leather purse-backpack hybrid. Outfitted with adjustable shoulder straps, you can wear this hands-free as a compact crossbody or as a standard backpack. The Aleks boasts a sleek, compact silhouette that’s more low-profile than a traditional backpack, but is still large enough to house a tablet, small laptop, wallet, keys, phone, sunnies, and more.

Leather Backpack Purse: The Baxter

Our Baxter bag is a classic leather backpack that will never go out of style. It comes in five palatable shades — black, charcoal, cognac, eggplant, and olive — and can also be worn as a crossbody bag. It features a convenient zippered pocket and hidden magnetic pocket on the outside, plus a padded laptop pocket and two open pockets inside.

Leather Backpack Purse: The Ava

Our unique Ava backpack seamlessly combines earthy and edgy. It’s crafted from thick, sueded cowhide leather with distressed metallic camouflage detailing and only improves with wear. It’s just as practical as it is stylish — it features comfortable shoulder straps, a convenient top handle, padded laptop compartment, comprehensive interior organizer, and a framed zipper opening for added structure and protection.

Leather Backpack Purse: The James

For a leather backpack purse with a bohemian touch, meet the James. This compact, grab-and-go bag features a handwoven exterior pocket, plus a hidden slip pocket and top-zip entry. Inside, you’ll find two open slit pockets, a zip pocket, a cell phone pocket, and a full organizer.

Leather Backpack Purse: The Clara

Our Clara bag is the most versatile of all our leather backpack purses. With shoulder straps and an adjustable strap, it’s essentially four bags in one — it can be worn as a shoulder bag, crossbody, traditional backpack, and hand-held. It features a clean, streamlined aesthetic with a large envelope pocket and two hidden side pockets, plus a padded laptop sleeve and organizer inside. Shop the Clara in eye-catching stone metallic or understated black.

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