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The Lorimer Backpack
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The Lorimer Backpack
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.
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The Lorimer Backpack

The Lorimer Backpack is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I think that the "seaaaa" reviewer, who commented on the small size, accidentally purchased the mini Lorimer backpack because the one that I have is a good size. I can fit my books, laptop, wallet, phone, keys, a pouch with makeup, a sweater etc. It's pretty close to the same size as any other backpack I've owned. I can't wait to break this bag in and give it some personality. It's the perfect travel bag! Snag it, you'll be happy you did :)
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic leather backpack! I've been eyeing this since i first saw it online and i'm so glad i purchased it! I ordered it online and when i opened the package the bag has this strong leather smell which i was worried about at first but after using it the smell already wore out! I can fit my 15" laptop, notebook, my lunch, wallet and everything! It's way spacious than i was expecting. This is a quality piece that i'm sure will last long:)
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack for On-the-Go I was quite hesitant about purchasing this backpack without seeing it in-person first; however, I went ahead and ordered it anyways after months of contemplation. The sizing and style is perfect. Simple yet extremely spacious. I use it for work, school, and everything in between. It houses my 13 in. MacBook along with other books, hydroflask, and misc. items perfectly. Price is quite hefty but you really get what you're paying for. I highly recommend this to those looking for a high-quality backpack!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect !! Everything my daughter was hoping for: quality, color and size.... nailed it on her 21st!!
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backpack I have been eyeing this backpack for a while and when it came back in stock I HAD to get it. It fits my 13in MacBook Pro and it's very sleek. I bought the black one and put a monogram on it. It's perfect!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bag I'm an elementary school teacher and was looking for an item to replace my work bag from last year. I absolutely love this item- bought it in the brown and it is perfect to fit papers to grade and my MacBook. I also love the feel and smell of it. Zippers work fine despite some of the previous reviews- and it's not too big so it looks cute on my small frame. I would definitely recommend this bag- and it is certainly made well!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this backpack! I've been waiting for Madewell to bring this backpack back! I absolutely love it! I've been taking it to travel everywhere this summer and it's great!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lives Up to the Madewell Standards! I am a self proclaimed Veteran Madewell shopper and was very excited to see they were offering this backpack! I've been using the Transport Rucksack backpack for about two years and absolutely love it! I was attracted to this style because of the larger front pocket and zippers. The Lorimer backpack is definitely smaller than the transport and I am still adjusting to the lost 2 inches. That being said, the front pocket is way more spacious and compensates some for the loss of inches in the main pocket. The quality of the backpack is exactly as expected - exceptional. The zippers are hard to use due to the flaps that sit over them. I'm hoping this will become easier as I use them more. It can be difficult to put things in and out of the bag but the transport made that piece so easy that I was anticipating this "struggle". The straps are just as comfortable as the transport and I have more confidence in them due to the lining underneath the leather.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It bleeds So, this is the quintessential perfect leather backpack. Size, design, and quality. Except: the leather. Bought this to travel with and wore it the first day filled with my 15" MacBook Pro, (non-sweating) water bottle, lunch, notebook, etc. I went to the bathroom midday and noticed that my tan t-shirt had black marks kind of by the pits where the straps rubbed. Turned around and the entire upper part of my butt where the bag lays was black. I realize that the tag says 'color may transfer' but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do?? I took it to a leather place where they sealed it but when I got home I took a white dish towel to the back and rubbed to see what would happen and the towel came off black. Really, really bugged about the color transfer and really wish the leather was treated and sealed prior to purchasing. Am only wearing it with black clothes at the moment til I get home and can take it to a real leather specialist but c'mon Madewell! I do not consider this made well.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Make sure you research size before purchase MUCH MUCH smaller than expected although great quality....couldn't fit more than a wallet and maybe a phone and keys in here but it sure is cute!
Date published: 2017-03-04
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