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We know backpacks.

Before a curator fills a gallery with works of art, they must scrutinize those works with a studied eye. Is it good enough? Does it have value? Can it become a classic? Our approach to getting the very best backpack onto your back is exactly the same.

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Down to the last detail

The telltale signs of superior craftsmanship have been, and forever will be, found in the little things that make the big things shine. We scrutinize every pocket, every yard of material on down to the quality of the zippers and the integrity of the stitching before any bag is even considered for our collection. Obsessive? You bet.

Aesthetics

The bag must be artful and contemporary with an eye-catching silhouette and complimentary features.

Materials

We insist on durability, resistance to the elements and the ability to perform to our expectations.

Zippers

We make sure the zippers are top quality and the correct size. Poor quality zippers are known to jam when undersized and they can also compromise the overall strength of the bag.

Suspension System

We take great care to make sure the shoulder straps, back panel and any other auxiliary straps are able to deliver the appropriate strength, comfort and fit for their intended purpose.

Compartment Design

We check to ensure that pockets, laptop sleeves, etc. are adequately sized according to specs as well as placed for proper weight balance and accessibility.

Organization

Depending on the application, a good bag should offer ample places to store your belongings in a very logical and orderly fashion.

Protection

We prefer bags that perform more than storage duties with sufficient padding in places that can be especially vulnerable.

Finishing Detail

We have an eye for things like specialized trim, gusseting, grommets, decorative logo plates and all the things that accentuate a fine bag.

We love our brands

We can tell the brands that bring the goods from the pretenders. From New York to San Francisco and everywhere across the world, we find the most driven and most dedicated artisans in this business to bring you exceptional quality and design with every bag we ship.

Before we align ourselves with a brand, they must meet three defining criteria.

Brand Quality
Quality

We make sure that the bags we’re looking for meet the highest manufacturing standards in durability, functionality and construction. There will be no cutting of corners or compromising of any sort. We’re not selling you a bag we wouldn’t buy ourselves.

Brand Style
Style

We look for bags with tons of personality and ones that make a statement full of character and flair. Our collection is big on diversity: Traditional everyday drivers, sophisticated travel-oriented daypacks, innovative messenger bags and tech-savvy designer bags to name a few.

Brand Passion
Passion

In backpacks, as in all things, the difference between ‘meh’ and ‘wow’ is whether or not it was made with love. We have combed through countless bags and brands searching for the ones that demonstrate a desire to be that trusted friend for wherever your day takes you.

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Luxe Leather Backpacks Made for Any Style

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Finessed with fine leather detailing or a full-leather canvas, certain backpacks are leading when it comes to how its brand merges functionality with fashion. Implementing luxe leather or luxurious leather materials with modern features, these bags can be worn as an everyday staple piece or for business and travel escapades. Whether nuanced in a contemporary style or enamored by a functional construct, these backpacks are for those who take delight in sassy rucksacks and backpacks.

Gear Up for Back To School
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Gear Up for Back To School

August 17, 2017

Prepare your little ones for the excitement of back-to-school season by making them giddy with our collection of childhood-friendly backpacks. For young boys and girls about to embark on one of their most memorable classroom experiences—kindergarten– our mini backpacks collection displays cute, petite replicas of classic bags. Durable enough to get your tot through messy art projects and frivolous juice stains, choose between a vibrant Kanken or a speckled Herschel to serve as the perfect first-day icebreaker between curious 5-year-olds. For your graders, Disney enchanted packs will add a dash of magic to their adventurous school year, while other whimsical designs will create long-lasting memories as they mature into tweens. Cater to new and soon-to-be nostalgic memories with our collection of essential backpacks.

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