A STAPLE OF JAPANESE SCHOOL LIFE, UP UNTIL RECENTLY RANDSEL LEATHER PACKS WERE TYPICALLY ONLY SPOTTED ENGULFING THE BACKS OF ELEMENTARY- AGE KIDS.
But growing recognition of their chic design and impressive durability has triggered new demand among those whose student days are well behind them.
Esteemed bag label Tsuchiya Kaban painstakingly handcrafts these “otona” (adult) backpacks from around 150 pieces, building a perfect work bag that looks as effortlessly stylish as it is long-lasting. Who said school’s out?
002wide (Black, Brown) Price: ¥132,000 www.tsuchiya-kaban.jp