Object of Desire: A Leather-and-Cowhide Backpack by Meichi Peng

Lead the pack with this chic accessory.

leather cowhide backpack meichi peng

Photograph by Kelsey Cronin

High school has become high fashion. After making a resurgence this summer, a chic backpack is now on every fashionista’s wish list—and local designer Meichi Peng has put her own spin on the trend. Best known for her modern interior designs, Peng’s flair for minimalism translates to this handstitched, messenger-inspired pack with a flap closure and cowhide front pocket. It’s an elegant, grownup take on the back-to-school staple.

“No. 3.4” leather-and-cowhide backpack, $2,500, Peng Bags.