Santa Fe Collection



Superlatives such as uber-cool are warranted with our bold yet understated take on the classic Backpack. Keep things timelessly stylish but also super functional and versatile. Can be carried as a backpack or with a shoulder strap. Heads will turn.

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Thoughtfully engineered with the highest quality Italian calfskin leather and custom nickel-plated bronze hardware. Comes with custom aluminum carabiners to attach removable backpack straps or optional shoulder strap. Features large polished zippers for bottom compartment and interior access. Exterior front pocket has magnetic closure. Interior is equipped with separate laptop and tablet sleeves and one zippered pocket. Water-resistant lining. Handmade in Los Angeles by exceptional craftsmen. Only 300 bags in this limited-edition series will be made to celebrate Santa Fe.

Height / Width / Depth:
17.8 in  /  13.0 in  /  7.0 in   |   48 cm  /  33 cm  /  18 cm
4.0 lbs  |  1.81 kg
Primary Materials:

Premium taupe-colored Italian calfskin leather, nickel-plated bronze hardware and large polished zippers.

Premium Calf Leather

All of our leather products are made with the finest quality calfskin from, arguably, the best tannery in Italy. Operating continuously for nearly 100 years, this partner is one of the most modern and environmentally safe leather finishers in the world. The leather quality - color, finish consistency, absence of flaws - speaks for itself.

Custom Bronze Hardware

All of the metal hardware - rings, buttons, feet, and zipper pulls - is handmade. Each piece is designed by our artists, cast in ancient bronze using the lost-wax casting process, and then plated for a polished (or optional brushed) nickel finish. Harder than rock, these pieces will last forever. Their design is intended to reflect each unique collection.

Italian Polished Zippers

We use what most designers consider to be the finest zipper in the world. Manufactured in Italy, they are expensive but worth every Euro. They pull like a knife through butter, with just enough, but never too much, resistance. They won't catch or tear. They simply don't fail. It's not difficult to get excited about these components which exhibit the best in design and industrial technology.

Lightweight Polished Carabiners

In partnership with the best US manufacturer of technical hardware for climbing, rescue, and commercial use, we designed a high-strength removable carabiner that is used to attach the hand and shoulder straps to our bags. This custom component is a beauty to behold - functional, light, easy to use, and classically stylish. Yes, simple can be better.

Functional Design

We design our products to be used every day. We carefully consider their function and what our customers want and need. We favor clean design that simultaneously meets our performance expectations and showcases a refined classic style. Every detail is considered for its impact on convenience, usability, comfort, security, wear, and style.

Made in America

This product is handmade in Los Angeles, California, by extraordinary craftsmen with decades of experience. They use the highest quality, most authentic materials and components, sourced from around the world or made exclusively for Virgil James in the USA.

Product Guarantee

All Virgil James products are guaranteed to provide a lifetime of use. If you are the original owner, and your purchase fails to meet your expectations at any time, you may return it to us for renovation and repair or, alternatively, return it for a merchandise credit, as described in our TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Shipping & Returns

All purchases are shipped prepaid to your mailing address by expedited delivery in the United States. International orders are shipped prepaid via established carriers for tracked delivery within 7 days. International customers are responsible for any applicable taxes and duty. For purchases in new condition, returns for a credit of the full purchase amount are accepted at any time. All other returns are accepted under the terms of our Return Policy, described in our TERMS & CONDITIONS.