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The Lorimer Backpack
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The Lorimer Backpack
The Lorimer Backpack
Product Details
Our favorite backpack returns in rich Italian leather. With the same familiar sporty shape (zip pocket and all), our updated version has playful fringed pulls (personalize them even more with your bag tag of choice).
  • Made of Italian vegetable-tanned leather specially washed for a beautiful patina.
  • Hand-wrapped zipper pulls.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Interior front and back pockets, exterior pocket.
  • 4" handle drop.
  • 15 1/2"H x 11 3/8"W x 4 3/4"D.
  • Import.
  • only. 
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

The Lorimer Backpack

The Lorimer Backpack is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite backpack of all time! I absolutely adore this backpack and get compliments on it on a daily basis. The rich brown color, the quality of the leather--it's the holy grail of all backpacks.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and versatile I love this bag! Its soft leather and will stand the test of time-scratches easily but becomes the character. I use mine as a diaper bag. Madewell gets it right again.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OBSESSED! I had my eye on this backpack in brown for over year and my husband just surprised me with it for my birthday. Best present ever! As someone who commutes to work via public transportation, this has become my every day bag because I can bring everything I need (lunch, makeup, workout clothes, etc.) and not break my shoulder carrying it everywhere. I LOVE the fact that the straps are adjustable so you can make it as tight or loose as you want. The leather took a while to break in, but it gets softer as time passes. One thing to note, scratches can easily be seen on the brown color. For example, if you accidentally scratch the bag with your nails or keys, it's going to show up. However, I think that gives the bag a more worn in look which I like. I can't wait to bring this bag on everywhere!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New go to bag Love it! I ordered this for my son who has cp. it works perfectly for his feeding tube and milk and diapers...I wanted something that would hold up great and be stylish. He is 21 years of age so a diaper bag wasn’t a option. Thanks madewell!!!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful backpack I love this backpack! It's the perfect size to carry my school notes, iPad, water bottle, planner, and more. It is beautifully made with good stitching and zippers, and the leather smells like heaven. I hope that this backpack lasts me forever.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Backpack for Everything I told myself that if I landed my current job I'd get this backpack as a congratulations to myself, so when I got the job and the bag went to 35% off I knew I had to bite and I've had zero regrets. I commute by train and it's sturdy, stylish, and holds all my stuff from my laptop to my lunch. The inside pockets are perfect for pens/jewelry I haven't put on yet/my iPhone and it's so well made. I'm looking forward to taking this everywhere with me for the rest of my life - definitely glad I don't live somewhere where it rains though. I wouldn't want to damage the leather!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! Ive had my eye on this backpack and im glad i purchased the english saddle (mustard color). Its perfect size for traveling and for work especially when i carry my ipad pro with me all the time. I can fit in just about anything and has a front pocket as well. Its very sturdy and i know it will last a long time. Definitely worth the purchase!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everything backpack! This bag does it all for me: it’s my day to day purse, diaper bag, carry all. It’s so gorgeous and feels like it’s quality made.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & Wonderfully Made! I mean, they aren't named Madewell for no reason. ;) I bought the brown leather Lorimer backpack and had my initials branded on it. And wow, It's so pretty and feels like butter. I absolutely love this bag! It was worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size This bag is the perfect size for someone who is always running around ! I’m a dance teacher and everything I need fits in this backpack with ease.
Date published: 2017-10-19
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