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Leather Backpack Purse

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  • Premium Italian full-grain leather
  • Fits up to a 10" tablet
  • Perfect everyday companion
  • Durable lining and YKK zipper
Color: Classic Tan
Classic Tan
Classic Tan
Elegant Black
Elegant Black

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Minerva is simple and elegant — a leather backpack purse with a clean design and the right accents to make it special.

Minerva is an ideal accessory for a modern woman and her everyday needs. The minimalist design that shines through Italian craftsmanship makes this bag versatile — wear it with casual everyday clothes or smart business attire easily, all year round. The size strikes a perfect balance between compact and spacious, and it can comfortably hold a notebook, a wallet, a tablet or an e-reader, a water bottle, and other small items. Minerva is available in two colors — black and tan full-grain nappa leather. The interior is lined with robust canvas – use it every day and don’t worry about wear and tear. The flap design secures with two snap closures, and besides the main compartment, there's also a zipped back pocket where you can securely put in your most valuable small items. Carry the bag using the adjustable shoulder straps or the convenient leather top handle - both a backpack and a purse in one bag.



    • Premium nappa leather

    • Durable lining

    • Japanese YKK zips


      • Magnetic snap closures

      • Zipped outer pocket

      • Internal pocket

      • Adjustable shoulder straps

      • Available gift packing

      • Dimensions:

          Width: 30 cm (11.81 inches)

          Height: 24 cm (9.45 inches)

          Depth: 9 cm (3.54 inches)

          Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

    Care & Packaging

    We recommend treating your leather accessory once a month with our Premium Leather Cream. First, remove any dirt or dust from the leather with a cloth. Then apply a thin and even layer of the cream on dry and clean leather with a cotton cloth in circular movements. Allow to dry and then polish.

    When ordering from us, you’ll receive everything ready to be gifted. Our bags come with a handmade cotton dust bag. Please use it when storing the bag to help the leather remain in good condition and develop a rich patina over time.Additionally, all smaller items such as wallets and belts will arrive beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, a gift box, and a gift bag.


    We offer free worldwide express shipping on all orders over $800.

    Destination Express shipping
    Cost Standard shipping
    United States, Canada 2-4 days
    Europe* 1-2 days
    4-5 days
    Rest of World 3-5 days

    *Includes Switzerland, Norway and UK

    For further details, please go to the shipping information page.


    Von Baer products are crafted using premium vegetable-tanned Italian leather. Because we believe in the importance of sustainability, each of our product comes with a certificate of leather origin. The trademark Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana (Tuscan Vegetable-Tanned Leather) guarantees the quality and origin of the leather. It encompasses not just the material itself but also how it has been treated and by whom.


    It is not without reason that Italy is known as the land of true artisans. All our products are made in Florence, Italy in family-owned studios, where the tradition of leather craftsmanship has been passed down generations. Believing that our customers deserve the best and showing our appreciation for this masterful heritage craft, we are ready to pay honest production prices for the high-quality work being put into each product.


    We ensure that all our products are beautiful inside and out. We use natural thick and robust Italian cotton canvas lining. Unlike synthetic materials, it is sustainable and pleasant to touch. Moreover, the cotton lining is long-lasting thanks to the well-known Italian grasp of impeccable textile manufacturing. Due to this, an ordinary fabric like cotton is turned into something that will serve well to those who expect the highest quality.


    Your product is only as good as its weakest link. You don’t want to throw away your bag after a couple of months of use simply because the zipper didn’t hold up. That’s why we only use the renowned YKK zippers for our products.


    When choosing Von Baer products, you can be sure that you’re not only getting something stylish and high quality but are also supporting a sustainable business and traditional craftsmanship. We do our business in a way that supports local communities and does not harm the planet.



    Ask a Question
    • Do the latches properly hold the flap down when closed?

      The Minerva bag has two magnetic clip buttons and they hold the flap in place, even when the bag is fully packed.

    • Will my 8" laptop and tablet both fit in this?

      Yes, the Minerva will comfortably hold both an 8" tablet.

    • Is this made from real leather?

      Yes, we use premium quality Italian cow leather to make our products.