Woman wearing the birch mocha backpack with meanwhile logo and dark brown straps.
Woman wearing the birch mocha backpack with meanwhile logo and dark brown straps.

Birch Mocha Leather Original Backpack

Regular price $375.00
Sale price $375.00 Regular price
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The Original Meanwhile Backpack is perfectly suited to carry your laptop, books, or use it as a chic diaper bag- not to mention it's your go-to travel companion. This adaptable bag comes with adjustable/removable backpack straps and hand tote top straps.

Customers love this option:

Adding the removable leather Shoulder Strap for $35 makes this bag oh-so-easy to carry 3 ways! View add-on options in cart.

Product Description
Care & Cleaning

Your bag is proudly made in Lynchburg, Virginia using the finest materials in the world.

  • 12”L x 14”H x 5”W x Top Length 15.5"
  • 4.5 ” handle drop
  • Crafted with vintage inspired Birch Mocha leather* 
  • Removable backpack straps crafted with English Bridle Leather**
    • Interior hanging pocket and key clip
    • Solid brass hardware
    • Pinstripe Lining
    • The Meanwhile "rooster logo" is made with natural leather that will darken and develop a rich patina over time

      *Our Italian Vegetable Tanned Birch Leathers are crafted from Tuscan shoulder hides and tanned and hand distressed using an ancient hand-processing technique. It is untreated, warm, strong and personal. No two bags are the same, each marking is a memory that enriches the personality of your bag. The color variations and textured feel on our Birch leather is a uniquely a beautiful aesthetic that in no way changes the integrity of the leather. 

      **The brown leather straps are crafted from our English Bridle leather. This leather is created  in a 150 year old U.S. Tannery using ancient hand processing techniques and vegetable extracts. With regular use, your straps will become soft and age gracefully, developing a rich patina and distinctive character.

      You have chosen to purchase this bag which is made out of natural leather or wax canvas that will wear in and not out.

      Real, natural leather will take on a unique character over time, slowly developing a patina, and taking on the life of the user. If you get an undesired scratch on your leather, rub it out with the heat of your hand to shift the oils and cover the scratch. If you would like to condition your leather, we recommend using Tad Coffin leather conditioner sold on our website.

      Scratches in wax canvas can be removed/smoothed out by using the heat of a blow dryer (approx 6” away). The heat brings the waxes to the surface, evening out the color and refreshing the look of your bag.

      Less is more when it comes to cleaning your leather bag or canvas bag. Simply blot the undesired spot immediately with a dry white cloth to absorb the moisture. Avoid rubbing. If needed, mix mild dish soap with water (3:1 ratio) to blot the area. Keep in mind, the stain will look its worst on the day of the incident, but over time, the stain will disperse through the protein fibers and become part of the beautiful worn in look.

      PLEASE NOTE: We are not responsible for color transfer onto your wax or leather bag (including any color that might rub off from your jeans, clothing or any fabric). Please, be careful!

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