If you are shopping around for a backpack, and are a little bit older, you might be somewhat disappointed in what you will find — since many backpack manufacturers assume the primary users of their luggage will be students. But that is not the case at all — a number of different manufacturers are selling fine Italian leather backpacks. With these items you can carry all your stuff quite conveniently, without surrendering one bit of style. Here is a sampling of some of those products —
First on our list is an item made by Embassy. It is their Embassy Italian Stone Design Genuine Leather Backpack and Cart. This innovative item combines a stylish Italian leather backpack with a rolling cart — two of the most often requested items. This Italian leather backpack features oversized adjustable leather straps, pockets for cell phone, glasses, keys, etc. To use the cart you simply unzip the opening at the top and extend the telescoping handle. This Italian leather backpack measures 19″ x 13″ x 6.5″ and is priced around $45.
Another quality manufacturer of Italian leather backpacks is Maxam. You can purchase one of their Italian Mosaic Genuine Leather Backpacks for under $20. These bags feature padded shoulder straps, a handgrip, main central compartment and uses a drawstring closure at the top. It also features a nifty water bottle holder. This Italian leather backpack weighs about 3 pounds when empty, and measures 14″ x 13″ x 7″.
If you are looking for an Italian leather backpack that you can sling on one shoulder — I call these types “teardrop” backpacks due to their distinctive shape — then I would take you back to Embassy to look at another one of their Italian leather backpacks: their Embassy Italian Stone Design, Genuine Leather Shoulder Backpack. This backpack has a hidden zippered pocket, a flat pocket and a large main interior compartment which also zippers. The shoulder strap on this item also adjusts. It is one of the most beautiful Italian leather backpacks I have seen in this design. The dimensions of this item are 19″ x 10.75″ x 5″ and is priced under $30.
Turning the corner on our mini-shopping spree, we look at a product manufactured by Tony Perotti — it is called a Ladies Ultimo Italian Leather Backpack. This is a very stylish item and is available in two colors: black and cognac. This Italian leather backpack features a zip pocket on the front, a central drawstring closure protected by a flap, a magnetic snap easy-open mechanism and a easy-to-carry handle. Inside this Italian leather backpack you will find a zipper pocket and a front organizer section which has one zip pocket, a pocket for your cell phone or pager, a business card pocket and two pen or pencil slots. The dimensions of this backpack are 11″ x 9.5″ x 4″.
Finally there is this offering from Nuovedive: the Nuovedive Two-Tone Italian Calf Leather and Suede Backpack. Priced at under $340 (which is very reasonable, given the high quality of this item), this Italian leather backpack is made from a combination of calf leather and suede. It comes with a shoulder strap so you can carry it around as a person if you want and includes a holder for your outdoor speakers. It has a number of pockets and a large, sturdy flap closure for the central main compartment. Highly recommended!