I've been on the hunt for a good backpack for a while now. That hunt got really intense pre-fashion week, when I decided I needed one for carrying my laptop around between shows.
In a way, my search failed for two reasons: 1) I didn't end up with the backpack I initially wanted because it sold out before I pulled the trigger, and 2) I didn't end up using the backpack I did buy during fashion week even once.
At the same time, it was a success because I ended up with a really cute, versatile backpack that was cheaper than the one I wanted originally and got to use it as my carry-on for an unexpected press trip to L.A. I took right after NYFW.
It's faux leather but still looks expensive, has a cool vintage-inspired design, is the perfect size to fit a 13" laptop and a few other things and the straps are totally comfy.
You can get one here.