Leather Bags For College Students | Totes, Backpacks, Messengers, Satchels...

It is always important, and often tricky, to find a bag that is perfect for college – something that won’t need to be replaced within a couple of weeks, something that is stylish and in keeping with your taste, and something that can keep up with busy college days where you need to fit everything you need in one bag. Another important factor to consider is the price - when you’re spending so much time studying, you can’t always afford to break the bank and buy an expensive bag to meet all of your needs; that’s why, at MAHI Leather, we make each bag to order and ship them directly from our workshop, saving our customers up to 50%. This also means we are able to reduce waste and our carbon footprint, yay for the environment! 

Why Leather?

When it comes to choosing a bag that’s going to stand the test of time (and college) leather is your best bet. Leather is renowned for its strength, resilience, and durability. With the right amount of care and reasonable use, leather can last not only for years but also decades. It’s also a timeless and classic material, which never goes out of style. At MAHI, we use the best quality leather, which is vegetable dyed full grain leather. 

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We have a beautiful range of bags in different styles, so there’s sure to be something perfect for you. From cool backpacks to cute tote bags, with a range of satchels, messengers, and accessories in between, we’ve got you covered for college



Backpacks are great for comfort, practicality, and style – having the bag on your back evenly distributes the weight across both shoulders which means there’s less chance of getting back & shoulder pains, as opposed to tote bags or cross the body bags which put the strain of carrying on one side of the body.

MAHI backpacks provide plenty of room for students who need a bag that will hold their college books, and have plenty of small compartments for stationary, but will still be compact enough to avoid being bulky and awkward to carry. Our Classic Unisex Leather Backpack is sleek and simple and has a 17L capacity with added small internal compartments, internal and external zip pockets.

For college students looking for something a little more stylish, and a little less like the simple, classic design, we also have two beautiful alternatives: The Roma & The Explorer Backpacks.

The Roma Backpack in Vintage Brown

Roma & Explorer Backpacks by MAHI Leather

Tote Bags

Leather totes are the perfect solution when looking for something that is strong & functional but also cute & stylish.

Our Classic MAHI Tote is compact and sleek but also has a comfortable amount of space to fit an A4 notepad and 15” laptop. Choose from our flagship Vintage Brown or Ebony Black leather.

Carmen modelling the Classic Tote in Vintage Brown

MAHI Classic Tote in Ebony Black

Our Dixie Boho Tote is a more casual and relaxed design, but no less practical, perfect for everyday essentials with a cross over body strap to keep your hands free on busy college days.

The MAHI Dixie Boho in Vintage Brown Leather

Satchels & Messengers

During the 50’s and 60’s, satchels became an iconic accessory for British students and that same vintage style inspires our unisex collection of stylish leather satchels for both men and women. Perfect for carrying around work, books or documents, the smart and sophisticated design of the satchel is timeless and the extendable cross over body strap also helps to keep your busy hands free. Plus, Indiana Jones has one!

With a nod to the college students, we have named some of our satchels after famed universities. In our collection, we have The Harvard, The Yale Clip-Up, and The Oxford Zip- Up.

Woman with MAHI Leather Harvard Satchel The Yale Clip-Up Satchel by MAHI Leather

The Harvard & The Yale Clip-Up


The Ebony Black Oxford Zip-Up

The Oxford Zip-Up in Ebony Black


The Harvard features three external, secure pockets as well as an external zip pocket on the back, giving you space for your small essentials, and saving room in the bag for files, books and even a 15” laptop. 

Man holding the Vintage Brown Harvard Satchel

The Yale Clip-Up has a professional and smart design with a click buckle fastening to the main compartment.

Leather Clip-Up Satchel by MAHIMAHI Yale Clip-Up

The practical and simple Oxford Zip-Up has 5 internal pockets/segments for small belongings and files.

Vintage Brown Personalized Zip-Up Satchel by MAHI Leather


Leather Accessories for College

You may just want something to protect your laptop or tablet while carrying it college, or you want to be sure that your laptop has some extra protection whilst in your bag. You might want to invest in a smart sleeve made to order from full grain leather to fit your device.  

Give yourself some peace of mind and protect your laptop or tablet stylishly with our Stockholm or Oslo sleevesMAHI Leather Laptop Sleeves

The Stockholm Macbook Sleeve by MAHI Leather with Personalized Embroidery


All MAHI products can be personalized with your initials to make your bag that bit more personal and unique. 

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