If you’re the type of person who rotates her bags throughout the year, now’s the time when you might want to think about retiring your big, black leather behemoth and swap it out for something a little cheerier and springier. Like this canvas fold-over backpack from Madewell, inspired by “old-school army surplus bags,” that’s meant to be “equal parts style and substance.” We like the fact that it’s fairly big (without being overwhelmingly so); that it has lots of interior zip pockets, as well as one on the exterior; and that it projects casualness as well as togetherness. Note: There are a few other on-sale Madewell bags at Nordstrom (that you oddly enough won’t find on the Madewell site), like this brown leather shoulder bag, this navy leather top-handle tote, and this $79 cross-body bag.
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