Perhaps this is the ULTIMATE hint: I gave this gorgeous bag to my daughter for a Christmas present. She’s embarking on some new career prospects, and wanted a bag that was going to be classic, businesslike, and durable. Fits the bill to a tee!!!
I also bought the backpack in Gotham Grey for my husband when his tried-and-true bag finally wore out (just before travel to a conference!) … he loves it as well.
I have the original design backpack in olive canvas … it’s been through multiple trips across the country and internationally, and is my ‘do everything every day’ bag. Only now, after several years of daily use and abuse, is it starting to wear in a few small spots. And happily, I have recommendations form the wonderful staff at the Southgate Flagship store regarding where to go to get some reinforcement work done. Couldn’t be happier … unless of course, someone wanted to get me a Backpack in leather :) !