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
Japanese YKK zips
Magnetic snap closures
Zipped outer pocket
Adjustable shoulder straps
Available gift packing
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)
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.
|United States, Canada||2-4 days||
|Rest of World||3-5 days||
*Includes Switzerland, Norway and UK
For further details, please go to the shipping information page.
PREMIUM ITALIAN LEATHER
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.
MADE IN ITALY
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.
FINE ITALIAN COTTON LINING
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.
JAPANESE YKK ZIPPERS
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.
A very durable bag you got here. I use it frequently and it still looks good.
Minimalism meets style
I'm a minimalist but I still want to look good. Minerva is my perfect combination of minimalism and style
A lovely convertible purse
Isabella is both my shoulder bag and clutch purse. It all depends on my fashion mood.
I am a sucker for cute leather purses
Where have you been hidding? And why am I just discovering this brand? I'm obsessed with this minimalist backpack. It's so lovely.
Minerva bought minerva
I got the Minerva backpack because my name is Minerva. Love my name and the bag
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk 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.