Every Friday at the Cut, we’re highlighting one great purchase, for which it’s absolutely worth eating ramen noodles for the rest of eternity. If you’re looking for cheap thrills instead, check back every Monday for a fun pick-me-up that will still leave you enough cash for dinner.
If there was a lesson to learn from the haze of fringe, florals, and ’90s-throwback fashion at Coachella, it’s that no one wants to be bothered with a dainty handbag when it’s hot outside. Instead, try channeling your high-school days with a polished backpack like this one from Frye. Roomy, streamlined, and made of full-grain leather that only gets better with age, it’s perfect for those who don’t want to stress too much when there’s fun to be had.
FRYE Casey Backpack, $478 at FRYE