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The Convertible Leather Backpack
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The Convertible Leather Backpack
The Convertible Leather Backpack
The Convertible Leather Backpack
Product Details
We remade our best-selling convertible style in luxe Italian leather. This versatile backpack doubles as a bucket bag—just pull the drawstring through and, voilà, it's a shoulder strap. An instant favorite that can go from the office to a concert and back again (the hidden magnet closure will keep all your stuff secure).
  • Made of rich Italian leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each one varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Exterior and interior pockets.
  • 37" shoulder strap at longest.
  • 13 1/4"H x 9 7/8"W x 7 7/8"D.
  • Import.
  • Select stores. 
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The Convertible Leather Backpack

The Convertible Leather Backpack is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I dreamed it would be! Great quality leather (thicker than expected -- really substantial!). Bag is smaller than I expected - seems smaller than is portrayed in the photo but it's actually the perfect size for an everyday handbag and lessens my concern about the durability/stability of the thin leather straps. The button closure seems secure. The shape and size overall is exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait to travel with this!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the PERFECT bag! This is the bag I have been searching for! I'm not a huge fan of totes and I usually carry a backpack. I was on the hunt for a good bucket bag and then Madewell made the perfect bag. It combines the best of both worlds; I can wear it as a backpack, while I bike through Philly, and then transform it into bucket bag! I truly am obsessed with this bag and the leather is so chic!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I’m happy with my decision Leather is very soft and it looks great. Only complaint would be the bottom will not stay flat. It must be the design flaw. But overall I’m very happy with my purchase. I was choosing between this one and summerset mini. I felt convertible offers more use.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but too small Wanted this bag to carry my laptop for work, but unfortunately it is a little too small. Would love to see a larger version of this bag with a laptop sleeve, slightly wider straps (perhaps slightly shorter too). Was sad to send it back as it is beautiful and seemed well made.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality! I bought this bag for my wife. The quality is excellent, but I wish it was available in a larger size, with slightly wider straps. Otherwise a great bag!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bag! This bag is perfect for when you are on the go and will need your hands free to carry other stuff. Great for travel. Soft leather, but substantial enough to keep the bag shape. Great overall size. I am a little worried that the straps may not hold up.... but fingers crossed.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A timeless piece! Ive been wanting a black leather backpack, just waiting for the right size and leather. This bag is exactly what I've been looking for! The size is great- it's spacious, but not bulky and it has a small pocket inside perfect for phone, etc. It also works well worn on one shoulder. I've had for a week and already gotten so much use. I don't usually wear back leather in the summer, but it's light weight and truly goes with almost everything. My only complaint would be the leather has bled and shed visibly on my white tees. I'm hoping that will cease with wear.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic and roomy I was excited for a reason to purchase this leather backpack. The quality is top notch. Leather is beautiful with natural imperfections. I love the two outside large pockets. Perfect for my sunglasses case that I need quick and constant access to and my cell phone without squeezing them in or fussing with zippers. I first paired it with a white cotton shirt and my favorite Madewell skinnys. By the end of the day, however, the back of my shirt was smudged black all over. The cleaner told me that I needed to treat my bag with a leather protectant or else I would be bringing him a lot of business. Ouch. One flaw I find is that the straps are quite narrow for the size of the bag. I don't stuff it, but I do always carry a water bottle. That, plus a wallet and a few small things make it heavy enough for the skinny straps to dig in a bit.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad leather quality - stained my outfit Never had an experience like this with leather before. This leather felt cheap but i gave it a chance, and by the end of the day, the black stain of the leather had completely rugged off onto my white shirt and dark green jacket. Everything it touched, it left a black mark, such as my walls, etc. Unacceptable for a company like Madewell to carry such low quality leather product. Buyers beware.
Date published: 2017-08-29
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