Mackage Croydon-S5 Black Leather Unisex Backpack, $550, mackage.com.
Mackage Croydon-S5 Black Leather Unisex Backpack, $550, mackage.com.

Maybe it’s the pared down, heat wave-induced styles I’ve been seeing around the city or the overly ornate nature of so many of this season’s bags, but there is something refreshing about this minimalist backpack from Mackage. With two generous pockets and a sleek look, it wins for both utility and design.