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The Lorimer Mini Backpack
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The Lorimer Mini Backpack
The Lorimer Mini Backpack
The Lorimer Mini Backpack
The Lorimer Mini Backpack
Product Details
Our favorite backpack returns in an irresistible mini. Made of a rich Italian leather that burnishes beautifully, this bag is made for all kinds of warm-weather adventures (outdoor concerts, anyone?).
  • 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.
  • Zip closure.
  • Interior front and back pockets, exterior pocket.
  • 4 1/4" handle drop.
  • 9 7/8"H x 8 7/8"W x 3 9/16"D.
  • Import.
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Lorimer Mini Backpack

The Lorimer Mini Backpack is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute functional bag for weekend hangout I got the brown version, very beautiful color. Although the color is not as rich as shown in the photo as the leather hasn't aged enough yet. My only complain is the zipper of the main compartment, which doesn't go smoothly at all. Using wax helped a bit, but overall still not easy to open and close the bag. Other than that, perfect backpack.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The leather mini backpack of my dreams This bag is everything I've ever wanted, with one caveat... Echoing another reviewer, one of the tassels unraveled, and I haven't even used it yet. I sewed it back into place, and while I don't mind stuff like this in the long run, it's pretty annoying with a new bag. I bought it online, so I recommend buying it in a store, so you can check the hardware. Tip: Some have mentioned the zippers being tough. It's true, but manageable: I saturated a cotton ball with leather conditioner, then ran it along the zippers. Now they zip smoothly without any resistance. Also, I flipped up the lip of the main zipper, so that the zipper is always exposed and easier to access. This also reveals the rich and fibrous underside of the leather, which gives the bag a neat bit of contrast I really like. Things I love: + Lined, boxy interior fits my daily essentials: paperback book, makeup bag, external battery charger, and a 35mm camera. + Supple, yet durable leather with a natural matte finish.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from backpack of my dreams I got this little backpack and could not be happier. The leather quality is top notch (smells so good and distresses well), and the size is perfect. It looks petite but it holds quite a bit. I got it to use on vacation but it turned into my every day bag. Also love the little circular zippers :)
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE! Since I don't carry much things (small wallet, pouch and phone), I was looking for something smaller than usuall backpack which tend to be too big for everyday use and ended up sitting in my clothet forever. I purchased the brown one in the store; soon as I tried, I absolutely loved it and fall in love with this new friend. The color is perfect brown not so light or dark, roomier than it looks so I'm sure that I can even take it to my yoga class too. Leather is very soft, had few scratches but I didn't care since the product it self has somewhat vintage feeling to it. Since I purchased, I am enjoying it every single day.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEED A MINI BACKPACK? LOOK NO FURTHER I instantly fell in-love with this backpack. I was looking for a smaller version for my day trips when i travel to the city. This bag is perfect for just that. You could also use it daily. Just the right size too for a makeup bag, wallet, sunglasses and you still have space.. The leather is great, just as what i would expect from Madewell. i personalized it in silver foil. Absolutely love it.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag but not the quality I expected Loved the bag, the style is great, basic and vintage just like I wanted but within 2 days of use the zipper tassels have gone loose. The leather seems to be good and the bag does look unique, but I am a bit disappointed with the overall quality.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable straps are a dealbreaker The size, structure, and quality of this bag are great. The leather feels sturdy and of good quality. The main compartment is accessed from the front rather than the top, which is a little strange. ONE MAJOR ANNOYANCE AND WHY THIS IS GOING BACK. The way the straps are constructed make it so that the strap twists into the lower buckle, and it hits against your back. It's hard to describe without an image, but I can't use this bag with two giant knots against my back. I'm super disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is just perfect! I love it! It has a perfect size. You can even fit a small book and a little bottle of water. It is stylish and cute. It is perfect when you are going out to a concert or party; you can dance all you want without worried about hitting someone with your purse.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute, perfect size When I ordered this backpack I thought it would be about twice the size, but I actually love it and think its perfect! It's so cute and tiny, I got the black and the leather looks so nice and high end, its worth the price the quality is great. It fits a small notebook, wallet, keys, cell phone and a swell bottle. i love it!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I was looking for a mini backpack for a long time and ended with this one. It's a perfect mini backpack for weekends. The size is smaller than my first impression from the picture, but you can still put a wallet, a phone and a small umbrella into it.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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