The unstructured purse is best for small essentials, like a wallet and a few makeup items, but the drawstring closure and magnetic button should keep everything securely inside the bag. Our favorite features include the 17-inch laptop pocket and shoe compartment on the side of the bag to separate footwear from the rest of the main compartment. The main compartment has a padded sleeve for laptops up to 14 inches, plus two slip pockets, one zippered pocket, and a few pen loops. The bag is made from sumptuous pebbled leather, with gold hardware that adds a little flash to the zip closures for the backpack’s two exterior pockets (one that wraps around the top of the bag, and one that circles around the bottom), as well as the zip closure for its main compartment. Like any good tote bag, this backpack can fit a ton of stuff – which means it’s both useful and in line with the oversized bag trend. That said, neutral-colored leather, gold hardware, or a quilted pattern might be better if you need a purse that’s appropriate for the office, while suede, fringe, or studs juxtapose perfectly with this season’s nap dress trend or flared ‘70s-inspired jeans.

If you’re looking for a backpack purse that’s understated enough to go with any daytime look but chic enough to take out to dinner, this Relic by Fossil bag is perfect. The bag comes in black or brown for a truly classic look, but you can opt for colors ranging from yellow to pale blue or even leopard print, if you really want to make a statement. If light blue isn’t your preferred color, the backpack comes in a ton of colors and styles, including two-tone and vintage vegan leather. The bag’s subtly textured PVC leather and laid back aesthetic should go with any look you’d like, plus the shoulder straps are adjustable to allow for a customized fit. The bag’s interior is unstructured save for a small zippered pocket, but according to the brand, it can fit a tablet, wallet, cosmetics pouch, and any other small essentials – perfect for everyday carrying. The interior of the purse features the brand’s signature printed fabric, along with three slip pockets and two pen or pencil pockets. If I could find a backpack that looked as simple and business-friendly as the Peak Design bag this review seems so obsessed with yet had the exterior pocket and interior organization brilliance of the Allpa (plus its comfortable straps, or the ones by Tom Bihn), that would be my ideal.

Surf, ski, and even sweat in style with this waterproof dry bag that really packs a punch. Offering lots of high-end features, this backpack also comes with a waterproof phone case that provides robust protection for large smartphones. If you like the design, you can also buy the bag bundled with a wallet and/or crossbody bag with the same geometric pattern, or you can choose between a number of styles to purchase individually, like a large tote or a clutch. If you adore a good tote, you’ll love this convertible backpack purse, which has an adjustable, removable strap so it can function as a tote or shoulder bag in addition to a backpack. Keep an eye out for other handy features that might suit your needs as well, such as straps that can be added, removed, or adjusted to convert your backpack into a tote, shoulder, or cross-body bag. Amazon users report that the bag is bigger than many purses, but still smaller than your average backpack, so it’s super versatile. Amazon users say the bag is roomy enough to fit an iPad – great for daily use while traveling or going about your everyday life.

The bag also has lots of pockets inside its main compartment, two of which zip securely, so you can really keep your items organized – Amazon reviewers suggest it’s big enough for items like notebooks, makeup, and wallets. Use the two front pockets to hold notebooks or smaller items, stick a small water bottle in one of the side pockets, or stash your tablet in the backpack’s main compartment, which you access through the zipper on the back of the bag – a smart feature that’s designed to protect your items from theft since it can’t be accessed while you’re wearing the bag. Pair the translucent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) bag with any sort of activewear to really lean into the latest athleisure trends, but it would honestly look just as good with denim. For Stymeist the thrill of dressing comes from the process of creating a unique look that blends personal style with elements that draw from the style of a bygone era. Even a small leather backpack purse will transform the way you look and bearing in mind that these bags come in an array of sizes, materials, colors, and prices gives you no excuse to shy away from the product.

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