This Very Luxe Backpack Triples as a Satchel and a Tote

Somehow, this makes its price tag a little easier to justify.

Recently, I decided I needed a new backpack — one that could keep up with my need to carry half my possessions (including my laptop) with me, hands free, on a day-to-day basic. On my hunt, I found that when it comes to backpacks, most ask you to choose between form or function; I was determined to find both.

When Senreve— a brand that was founded in late 2016 and had been stalking me on Instagram for almost as long, resurfaced in my feed — my search was, decidedly, over. The brand’s Maestra Bag is handmade in Italy from pebbled leather, and can be worn three different ways: with a long strap as a tote, with its short handle as a satchel, and of course, as a regular backpack. It has a microsuede 13” laptop sleeve, an interior zip pocket, five interior compartments, and an exterior pocket. It closes with a zipper (just like my mother taught me to look for in any bag) and a hook.

The bag looks sleek and professional, but still cool. And because Celiné, for example, isn’t making satchels that convert into backpacks, it actually looks different than the rest of what’s out there.

If I could change one thing, it would be to make the backpack straps a little more comfortable — add some padding perhaps. At $895 it’s certainly classified as an investment, but one that actually does what I hope’d it’d do: allow me to carry all my shit around without looking like I’m on a 5th grade field trip.

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