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Reclaimed Backpack in Heirloom Oak by Moore & Giles

Regular price $795.00
Regular price Sale price $795.00



A professional upgrade to the familiar workhorse. The expected features—plenty of interior storage, a handy exterior pocket, comfortably shoulder straps, and an iconic top loop handle—ensure the utility of the bag while the subtle upgrades—an angled zipper into the main compartment for easier access, clever pleats giving the exterior pocket its depth, and, of course, the unique grain and details of the reclaimed leather—will distinguish you from the pack.

About Reclaimed Leather

Every leather hide has a story to tell. Moore & Giles' Reclaimed Collection uses leather others left behind at the tannery, rejected due to natural characteristics such as scars or stretch marks. We don’t consider these imperfections; we consider these part of that hide’s history. These markings also mean that no two bags are identical. And while each is a unique and storied piece, they are all made with the same care and craftsmanship as the rest of our line.


  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Exterior front zip pocket
  • Small interior pocket
  • Accommodates 15” laptops or smaller


  • 12”W x 16”H x 6”D
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs

Reclaimed Leather FAQ

What’s the difference between the leather in this collection and the leather on the bags in the rest of the line? Leather is traditionally graded on a descending scale from A to C based on the intensity of markings, scratches, and other perceived imperfections in the hide. These distinctions are based primarily on aesthetic preference, not the durability or quality of the material. Hides with fewer markings are deemed “better.” The Reclaimed collection uses a leather which contains a surplus of markings, scratches, and color variation. Though many define these as defects, we view these characteristics of proof of pure and natural leather. You will clearly see the beauty and individuality from one hide to the next, and one bag to the next.

Is this leather defective? No. We worked with the same 150-year-old Italian tannery that makes many of our classic, main line leathers to tan this leather. The issues that make it undesirable to most are superficial, surface characteristics natural to the leather. This leather is durable and long-lasting, just like the leather in the rest of our line.

Why does it cost less if the leather’s just as good? Despite longevity, durability, and wear-ability, the leather’s inconsistencies are seen as a complication—something to be corrected. These hides almost always languish at tanneries, often destined for landfills or incinerators, which can be hard on the environment. By reclaiming these rejected hides, not only do we help the tannery and the environment, but the material is less expensive, which in turn lowers the cost of the bag.

Will my bag look like the bag in the picture? Similar, yes, but not exactly the same. Please understand that the purpose and fun of this collection is that every single bag is essentially one of a kind. Like the bag pictured, your bag will also be light brown, handsome, useful and impeccably made. But yours will also have some color variation and interesting collections of markings—some dramatic, some less so—that will make it exclusively yours.

Can I return or exchange my bag if I don’t like the markings? We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and our standard return or exchange policy applies to this collection. However, if you exchange your bag for another, we cannot guarantee a specific level of markings, intensity of grain detail or color on your new bag.

      About Moore & Giles

      Founded in 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore & Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers. They craft a collection of luxury leather bags, accessories, and home goods to showcase the inherent beauty and timeless appeal of their natural leathers.

      Moore & Giles is committed to exercising faithful corporate citizenship through compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. Minimal impact to air, water, and land by their practices and activities is the ultimate measure of their success for their employees, their families, their community, and future generations.

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