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The East Side

The East Side

Regular price $259.00
Regular price $279.00 Sale price $259.00
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  • Top Grain Leather
  • Up to 17 Inch Laptops
  • Free & Fast Shipping
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The Ultimate Leather Laptop Backpack for Women

This is The East Side, the perfect backpack for those women with a smooth, classic style, This leather backpack is ready to be your new practical everyday companion.

With room for your 15 or 17 inch laptop and plenty more besides, this leather laptop backpack for women can also function as a messenger bag, briefcase or laptop bag - ideal for any scenario! Attach it to your suitcase when travelling, for a quick and easy trip.

Looking for an easy and convenient backpack? Slide out the backpack straps for use as a backpack. What about a stylish accessory? Tuck in the backpack straps to the rear zipper and attach the messenger bag strap. The East Side is an all-in-one bag.

Built for everyday use, this backpack has specially designed pockets for your laptop, tablet, business cards and pens along with more space for your headphones, books, files, water bottle, chargers, tablets, phone, wallet, keys and anything else you need for the day. Made with space-saving in mind, this travel laptop backpack is for those who need to carry a lot of gear but want to keep that minimalist look.

Made from premium top grain leather, this laptop backpack is designed to go the distance. This is one bag that won't quit.


  • Made from premium calfskin top grain leather
  • Available in brown and black colors
  • Convertible - use as a backpack, messenger bag or briefcase
  • Additional strap provided for use as a messenger bag
  • Silver accent hardware and premium zippers
  • Comfortable, padded and fully adjustable shoulder straps
  • Custom-built front zipper pockets for business cards, pens, phone pocket and other small items you need to access quickly
  • Main compartment secures with a premium zipper
  • Custom-built interior pockets in the main compartment for your laptop and tablet
  • Smart zipper attachment system allows you to attach this bag to the extended handles of rolling cases
  • Category: Backpacks for Women
  • Padded laptop sleeve compartment 11.75" x 1" x 14"


  • Dimensions: 18" H x 5" W x 12.5" L
  • Weight: 3 lbs

leather bag lookbook


Learn how to pair your new leather bag for work and leisure.

Elevate your style with the 50+ leather bag outfit ideas featured in this lookbook*.

Get outfit inspiration to:

  1. Impress your colleagues with workweek wins
  2. Wow your friends with casual cool looks
  3. Look stylish for weekend exploration with adventure-ready looks

All while keeping it simple, quick, and affordable for all body shapes and sizes.

*please note the lookbook will be automatically added to cart for all orders over $100.

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We think you’ll love your new leather bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With The Real Leather Guarantee, you can shop confidently, knowing that you have a whole 30 days to decide if your leather bag is everything you dreamed of.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, you can make your decision with full peace of mind.

Your most common questions

Shipping and returns

All orders are eligible for Free Shipping to the US. Our best selling items are also eligible for free shipping to the UK and Canada.

Most orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt.

All purchases from our store come with The Real Leather Guarantee.

Got your eye on something? Try it out for 30 days. If it's not for you, return it to us and we'll refund your order. And we promise, no hard feelings!

When will I get my order?

The current typical delivery time of this item to the US, Canada and the UK is between 2-5 business days.

Will my device fit?

The Device Fit on this item is: Up to 17 Inch Laptops

Not sure if your device will fit into this leather bag? Here we’ll show you how to find out step by step:

  1. Get something to measure your device with. A tape measure will work great.
  2. Find the bottom left corner of your device screen.
  3. Now, follow the screen with your eyes until you reach the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Take a tape measure and carefully measure the distance from the bottom left corner to the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Measure only the screen part. Ignore the frame or the black edge around the screen (that's called the bezel).
  6. Write down the number you measured and round down to the nearest whole number. E.g. 15.6” becomes 15” and 17.2” becomes 17”. This is your screen size in inches.
  7. Compare this number to the Device Fit number above.
  8. If the number you measured is smaller than or equal to the Device Fit number above, then it fits - great!
  9. If the number you measured is larger than the Device Fit number above, then it won’t fit comfortably. We recommend going back through our collection of bags and filtering by the Device Fit number you need.


I measured my laptop screen size and rounded the result as instructed. My screen size is 14 inches. All bags marked as Up to 15 Inch Laptops will fit my laptop.

Will this bag fit me?

We understand that finding the perfect leather bag can be a concern, especially when it comes to fitting different body shapes and sizes. Our bags are designed to accommodate adults of all sizes, and we have taken special measures to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Our leather bags are thoughtfully crafted to fit all sizes of humans comfortably.

Most of our bags feature adjustable shoulder straps that can be extended from 25 inches to 49 inches. This wide range ensures that the bag can be easily customized to fit your unique body shape and size. Whether you're petite, tall, or somewhere in between, you can adjust the strap to find the perfect fit.

Will this bag be too heavy for me?

We understand the importance of comfort when carrying your belongings. Bags made from real leather are slightly heavier than most other materials. That’s why we've made adjusting the shoulder straps on our bags quick and easy.

The design of the adjustable straps are user-friendly and hassle-free, so you won't have to spend a lot of time trying to get the right fit. Once you find your ideal strap length, you can easily secure it in place, allowing you to effortlessly carry the bag with maximum comfort and style.

How do I look after my bag?

Treating a real leather bag with care can extend its life by years.

We recommend following our full Leather Care Secrets guide to preserve your leather bag.

Use a good leather care kit once or twice per year to prevent your bag becoming dry or cracked. We recommend using this all natural leather care kit for our bags.

Be sure to take the time to care properly for your leather. If you do, your bag can have a good, long life.

Can I get it monogrammed?

At this time, we do not provide monogramming or embossing services. However, all our bags can be monogrammed by most leather working dealers. We recommend taking our bags to your local dealer for more information.

Can I get it wet?

Wherever possible, avoid damp or moisture on your leather bag. We know this is not always possible, so if your bag does get wet, here's what you do.

If you spill something on it, blot away the moisture with a clean dry cloth as quickly as you're able to.

Caught in a rainstorm? Be sure to let your leather bag completely air dry and do not use a heat source to speed up the drying (this can damage the leather). Stuff the bag with newspaper to help the bag keep its shape and absorb moisture from the inside.

Will my bag smell bad when I get it?

As this bag is made from real leather, it is likely to emit a strong, natural leather smell when you first receive it. This will fade over time.

Should this smell not be to your liking, we recommend airing out your bag in a cool, dry climate for 48 hours.

Can this leather bag be made with custom dimensions?

We are able to make some leather bags in our collection with custom dimensions.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us, providing the model requested and the desired dimensions. If this is currently possible, we will then provide a quote.

Please note that any custom bags ordered this way are strictly made-to-order, so will take a little longer to get to you and will be more expensive than the similar model on our site. All custom orders are final and returns cannot be accepted.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Charles Baumstark
Well made and good customer service

The backpack was very well made and seems like it would be a long lasting bag. I returned it as it was a gift and the person I bought it for thought it was a little too big for them. Customer service was very understanding and worked with me to get the bag returned and a full refund for the purchase.

Thanks Charles, although it wasn't quite right we're glad you had a good experience with us.

Charles Roseberry
Extremely nice backpack

I absolutely love the functionally and color of this backpack. The blue lining is very tasteful and storage is great. This is a very stylish backpack. The only drawback is the design of the shoulder straps. They should’ve used adjustable straps similar to book bags. The hanging nylon straps take away from the elegance of this item. Overall, this is an extremely nice backpack.

Thanks Charles for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you like your new backpack. Your feedback has been passed on to our design team for review. Thanks!

mark thomas

Real leather. Quality zippers. Great design. So far so good👍

Thanks Mark! Delighted to hear that.

Linda Breisinger

Bag was a gift for my daughter. She did not particularly like the color .. she hoped it was be a lighter brown. Then, she found one she liked better, so I returned it.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Linda. We're sorry the color wasn't exactly what she was looking for!

Elisa K.
Looking For Something Different

I was looking for a backpack for my brother for Christmas that was different in style than all the others I saw online and I found it at the Real Leather Company.
He loved it.!!! I will be telling my friends and family about your website. A Very Happy Customer!!!

Thanks Elisa! We're delighted to hear that.

The East Side bag

I got this bag for my husband as a gift to congratulate on his new job. He loves it and it looks even better in person. The quality and functionality are exceptional!

Thanks we're delighted to hear it!