On the most recent Kate Spade Surprise Sale, there were three backpacks available. Two were stripe, with a leather flap. And one was all leather. I didn’t buy it because it didn’t have a drawstring closure or another way to secure the pack before closing the flap.
Instead, I decided to buy the Calvin Klein Chelsea lamb backpack ($268). I don’t always measure bags before I order and gauge the photos to decide what the size might look like. Smart, I know.
As long as it’s not final sale and is easily returnable, I don’t mind disappointed if it’s not exactly as I expected. This bag was far too small, though. I also didn’t like the Calvin Klein nameplate, no offense to him.
Here are others that I came across during my search. I weighed 2-3 of them for a few hours, but the Calvin Klein was the only one that made the cut.
Of course now I’m like…uh, leather backpack, what? I’ll revisit the thought when fall merchandise rolls out.