A gorgeous accessory for the busy person on the go.

Ever since I was in high school I’ve been obsessed with compact leather backpacks. This interest came from seeing the movie French Kiss. I had a backpack that was made from imitation leather, but it wasn’t designed for a laptop. I loved that backpack and it even traveled with me through Europe, but ever since then, I’ve wanted a real leather backpack that was made for modern devices. The Addison leather backpack fits that desire to a tee.

Andar Addison Leather Backpack


The Addison is Andar’s first product created especially for women. It’s made from premium full-grain oil waxed leather. It has enough space to fit a 13-inch laptop, but it’s versatile enough to meet the demands of your everyday carry requirements. The inside of the backpack is lined with microfiber and there is a hidden pocket in the back for phone or cash storage. There is also a front pocket and bucket pocket featured on this backpack as well as high-quality YKK zippers. The backpack has three color options – Jet Black, Ivory Blush, and Camel Tan. 

Andar Addison Leather Backpack


The backpack came in an ivory canvas drawstring bag. I assume this bag was meant to protect the leather from damage. The straps of the backpack were covered with some plastic wrap and tissue. Right away, there were two things I loved about this bag – its smell and its flexibility. A lot of leather bags I’ve seen have been very stiff and they take time to break in. The Addison is loose and well-treated when you receive it. It’s ready to use right from the start. The smell of the backpack is fresh leather. It’s a scent that is reminiscent of leather stores I used to visit when I was younger. It’s strong but familiar. To me, it reminds me of quality products. 

Andar Addison Leather Backpack

I love the design of this bag. It’s perfect as an everyday carry bag since it has two exterior pockets. You can fill up the main compartment and leave it closed while you access your most-used items from those two pockets. I also really like that there is a large main compartment. It’s roomy enough for things like my 13-inch MacBook Pro and 10-inch iPad, but it can just be used for smaller stuff, too. I love the handle at the top of the bag. It makes it easy to grab and go when you are in a hurry. The straps are adjustable and easy to shift as needed to make sure they fit you correctly. 

Andar Addison Leather Backpack


The Addison backpack by Andar is a wonderful gift for any busy woman on the go. It’s got plenty of room for essentials as well as larger non-essential items. Because it’s 100% genuine leather the price tag is a big hefty ($229 USD at the time of publishing), but it is an impressive accessory that creates a fashion statement. 

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