Rodica Backpack Tote
Rodica is perfect for the fashion-conscious person who wants a functional conversation-starter piece. This leather backpack is practical for students and sophisticated for professionals. Rodica fits a 15” laptop and can be worn as a backpack, a crossbody, or as a handbag or tote. Its exterior pocket is large enough for your tablet, and interior pockets help you stay organized while you’re conquering the world. Looking for another option that fits a 15" laptop? Check out our Addis backpack.
- Practical and sophisticated: Store all your tech, even a 15” laptop.
- Adjustable strap: Wear it as a crossbody or over-the-shoulder bag.
- Versatile: Good for students and professionals.
- Exterior side pockets: Good for your phone and a water bottle.
- Sturdy top handles: For an extra way to carry.
- Metal feet: Keep your leather bag protected.
- Unique lining: To be more sustainable, all our bags are lined in deadstock fabric, which otherwise would have made its way to the landfill. Every bag is unique and linings may vary due to availability of each fabric.
15” high x 14” wide x 5” deep
Strap length: 24” shortest // 48” longest
- Main zippered compartment
- Exterior zip pocket
- Two magnetic side pockets
- Interior zip pocket
- 2 Interior double suede pockets
- Buttery-soft premium leather. Click for leather care
- Cotton lining
- Plated brass Omega hardware
- Metal feet
- YKK zippers
Sapahn offers FREE shipping on orders over $75. This applies to all domestic orders in the continental U.S. (does not include Alaska and Hawaii, read on for details).
We accept returns within 14 days of purchase date. For our full return policy, click here.
Holiday Shipping 2022
The following are the USPS send-by dates for delivery by December 25, 2022. We ship out orders within 2 business days from the time of placement.
USPS Retail Ground® Service and First-Class Mail® Service: Dec. 17
Priority Mail® Service: Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express® Service: Dec. 23
How soon will I receive my order?
Orders are shipped via USPS within 2 business days from the time of placement. Upon shipment you will receive a shipment confirmation email, which will include your tracking number so you can track the delivery of your buttery-soft goodness. Please allow 24-48 hours for the tracking information to populate within USPS' system.
Your purchase will ship from a central U.S. shipping location in the Midwest, meaning you can expect to receive your order in the domestic U.S. within 5-7 business days per the USPS once the item ships.
When placing an order, it’s important to choose a secure shipping address. Sapahn’s liability for your shipment ends at the point of a successful delivery determined by the tracking number. Sapahn is not responsible for any stolen merchandise, delays occurring due to carrier misstatement of your shipping address, and/or damages that occur during shipment.
Local Pick Up
We also offer local pick up at our flagship store in Lincoln, NE. Please note local pick up during checkout. Our store is located at:
4724 Prescott Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68506
Pick up is available during normal store hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Need your item sooner? Select a faster shipping option at checkout! If you’ve already placed an order for your item and need it sooner, contact our shipping team at firstname.lastname@example.org to see where your item is in processing and if we can expedite the process (additional fees may apply).
At this time Sapahn does not offer international shipping, however, we are so happy to partner with Wolf & Badger to offer our international customers a way to shop Sapahn. Visit Wolf & Badger online and search for Sapahn to shop all our styles!
We try to ship orders out as soon as possible and cannot guarantee any cancellations or changes once your order has been completed, but we can sometimes make changes if the order has not yet shipped. Orders that have been shipped cannot be changed or canceled. If your order has shipped and you would like any order changes, our team is happy to set up a return for you. If you need cancel or make changes to your order, please reach out to email@example.com.
Locating a Package
There's nothing worse than when your tracking number states that your package was delivered but you can't find it! Don't worry, we are here to help! Before reaching out to us, there are a few things to do:
- Confirm the correct shipping address was entered on your order.
- Check the tracking number to confirm that the package was delivered to your address and not a nearby Access Point.
- Confirm that there are no activity log updates on the tracking number that state the item was returned to the sender.
- Check your property thoroughly. Couriers will occasionally leave items in a discreet area to minimize the risk of package theft. It is often also helpful to check with neighbors.
- If you live in a building with a concierge/mail room, confirm that they do not have it.
After going through the above list, if you still cannot find the package, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of the order showing as delivered. Please include your order number in your email. We will work with you and the USPS to determine next steps. We are happy to assist with loss claims, regardless of when they were filed, but cannot guarantee refunds or replacements for claims filed more than 14 days after the package was marked delivered.
If you have questions about shipping, or if you have not received your order in the allotted time, please email email@example.com so we can help troubleshoot the issue.
Love leather that naturally ages and patinas over time? Our raw leather is made for you. Or do you love leather that maintains the color (especially the lighter colors) and uniformity similar to the day you bought it? Then our oil leather is your pick.
We have two kinds of leather at Sapahn: raw leather and oil leather, and regardless of which leather type you pick, our bags come with our Sapahn warranty.
This is the classic full grain leather we’ve built Sapahn on. Each piece of leather is perfectly ‘imperfect’, carrying unique grain patterns with no surface alterations or splitting and an attractive matte finish. This type of leather showcases the beauty of the hide itself and could display variegation based on stretch marks, moles, etc. the cow earned throughout its life.
Working with this kind of leather can be challenging and requires enormous skill to turn it into our gorgeous supple bags you see (if only we had a penny for every time someone told us the leather felt like butter). This kind of leather is particularly special because over time and use, each raw leather bag develops a distinct patina—a soft sheen—that is the hallmark of high-quality leather. The patina also gives your bag individual character that is 100% unique to you and your adventures.
Our oil leather is our gorgeous full grain leather with a twist. After our classic tanning process, the leather is then coated with a protectant to give a more uniform vibrant color and provide a touch of water resistance. The oiling process gives these bags a striking glossy finish and also prevents them from developing patinas over time. This means YES, you can carry a light-colored leather bag and not be afraid of it getting dirty.
Does the leather easily scratch?
No. Small scratches easily buff out of raw leather. An exception is if the scratch is deep and penetrates beneath the top layer of the hide. Otherwise, subtle scratches will often work themselves out and become part of the patina glow. The same is true with our oil leather which—unless it is a deep it won’t show any subtle scratches.
Will rain stain my leather?
Raw Leather: This would be super rare. The water will make a mark on your bag while it’s wet. Avoid touching it and transferring dirt on it. Instead, let it dry.
Oil Leather: the rain/water will just roll right off your bag. Towel it dry.
What is the best way to clean spills?
Raw Leather: Take a damp, soft cloth and try to remove the spill as soon as possible. To clean it further, we have had good results with Angelus cleaner and horsehair brush, that you can purchase here. There are other cleaners that may be good too. We don’t promote this one over others but have had good results with removing stains. It is key to test a small spot first as discoloration may occur. Again, not the fault of the leather. The discoloration will occur with any moist product touching any porous material.
Oil Leather: One major benefit of our oil leather is it is very easy to clean. Use a damp cloth and rub the dirt or stain off the bag.
- How do I remove ink or dye from my bag: Unfortunately, ink is difficult and nearly impossible to remove. The same is true with blue jean dye. This is not a reflection of the quality of our leather, but the dye itself. Since leather is a natural, porous product, it will absorb things and inks and dyes are made to be permanent.
Where is your leather sourced from?
We use premium leather sourced from Thailand. Our leather is a bi-product of the food industry and are raised for meat/dairy not for their hides. It’s a beautiful thing to take what would be a wasted material and craft it into our gorgeous leather bags and give our artisans fair and meaningful work.
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It’s amazing! Brooke went out of her way at Hutchfest to help me find the best backpack to fit my needs/lifestyle!
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My Rodica has become my go-to bag recently! I love that it can be carried multiple different ways, and that it holds everything I need. I am able to fit my 13" laptop, my planner, pens, and so much more into the bag. I am so glad I splurged and finally got it!
High Quality Bag
I love my backpack! It’s well made and the hardware is beautiful. The leather is rich and smells divine!
I am in love with this backpack. The leather is luxuriously soft, and there is a ton of storage. Really smart placement of pockets and zippers. You won’t regret buying this!
Best investment I’ve made in ages
If you’re considering the Rodica or really any Sapahn bag, just go for it! I originally wanted a stylish yet functional bag for a huge and heavy work laptop which is how I found Rodica. In the end I didn’t actually need it but Rodica has been my daily bag ever since it arrived when I’m usually a notorious bag switcher. It’s traveled with me internationally, nationally, lugged my day-to-day items, and has faced all sorts of strange weather including intense summer downpours. This bag is so beautiful AND immensely well made. I am still noticing little details that really make this bag something special on top of the amazing company mission. Converting the strap into its different formations takes practice but it constantly surprises and impresses the people I’m with (especially me!)
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