When you read hands-free bag in the headline of this story, we're guessing (if you didn't see the above image, of course) that the first thing that came to mind was a crossbody and then maybe a fanny pack, right? Both valid, but today we're focusing on another often forgotten purse in the category: the backpack. Not just reserved for back-to-school shopping roundups, the little leather backpack is actually the perfect bag for travel, weekends, or simply, looking cool anytime. Whether it contrasts a dressed-up look or complements a streetwear-chic vibe, it's totally on our radar right now, and if it happens to be on yours too, then shop our small leather (and faux leather) backpacks below.
Silver is our favorite non-basic neutral.
We love this atypical shape.
Mansur Gavriel is our go-to for sleek and simple.
Vegan leather is this brand's specialty.
There's nothing like an It bag turned backpack.
A nude bag is perfect for color-averse girls who want to lighten up their wardrobe.
The most ladylike of the bunch, for sure.
Suede gives everything a forward feel.
Leave it to Madewell to have the perfect, simple little backpack.
A great option for also wearing to work.
We can bet this will be a street style success.
If you're not sure where you stand on the backpack, this affordable style is a good place to start.
Rag & Bone bags always have the perfect touch of a utility aesthetic.
Two compartments are ideal for the girl who likes to keep her bag organized.