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Find Your Perfect, Fashionable Backpack

Whether you’re heading out of town or wandering through it, every urban Seattleite needs the perfect backpack

By Andrew Hoge March 15, 2020


This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.

1. “Dakota” neoprene backpack ($175) by Dagne Dover. Available at Nordstrom (

2. Filson’s “Ripstop” backpack ($195) with double front pockets in black. Available at Filson (SoDo,

3. “Jet Set” convertible leather travel backpack ($299) in bright blue by Timbuk2. Available at Timbuk2 (downtown,

4. “La Jolla” oil-tanned leather backpack ($595) in sunrise yellow by San Diego–based Orsyn. Available at Brick and Mortar (downtown,

5. Leather backpack ($279) by Seattle-based Softli. Available at

6. Fjällräven’s “Vardag” totepack ($65), lined with recycled nylon, in storm blue. Available at Fjällräven (downtown,

7. Leather backpack ($2,425) with orange stitching by Tod’s. Similar styles available at Tod’s (Bellevue, The Shops at The Bravern;

Backpacks worn stylishly by Jessica May (Instagram, @jessmay99) and Rashad Little (Instagram, @mrrlittle).

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