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Mini bags are cute for brunch or an afternoon at the museum, but an all-day activity requires an all-day bag. And if you want to spare your posture, you might want to make that an all-day backpack.
Future Glory Co's Moto Rolltop backpack ($275) meets all the urban adventure requirements. The full-grain black leather is durable and rugged, while the roll top access to the main compartment will thwart sticky fingers on public transit and at festivals far more effectively than your standard zip-top. Measuring 11" W x 15" H (when rolled), this bag is big enough for weekday necessities like a laptop, or weekend faves like flats, a sweater, your mini-wallet, and a water bottle. Like all Future Glory pieces, it's handmade in San Francisco, and a portion of every purchase goes to Because Justice Matters
And if you prefer a graphic look? Future Glory makes a similar rolltop backpack in Pendleton's Walking Rock wool for $255. At less than $300 per bag, you could even buy both.