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Brooklyn Backpack

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Designed with the commuter in mind, the top-loading Brooklyn Backpack is perfect for hauling books down the subway or braving your morning commute. With several organizing pockets, chest straps, and a fully-padded laptop compartment, you can be confident you will be in style whether you're headed to work or school.

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Hand-Cut in California.
FREE shipping on all U.S. orders over $100.
Ships within 1-2 days.
All international shipping carrier calculated at checkout.

Our Process

How we do it

We recycle billboard vinyl and turn it into unique, durable bags and products. Over the past six years we've processed 2 million pounds of vinyl that's destined for landfills.

Source billboards

Billboards from all over the country

We collect bold billboard vinyls from all over the country - currently repurposing 50,000 lbs a month into one-of-a-kind products.

Sort & Clean

Not all billboards are created equal

We love typography, colors, and abstract designs. We aren't into faces, food or logos and our team has strict cutting guidelines. We wash and cut the vinyl in our Los Angeles headquarters, creating unique designs for every product.

Hand cut vinyl

Making the best of what we have

Each item is sewn to create a unique, high-quality, durable product where there's literally nothing like it. Each of our cut pieces are meticulously sewn together using high quality materials to ensure that your bag can endure whatever adventure you take it on. 

Craft unique items

Ensuring we make every piece unique

Every product on our site is one-of-a-kind. That means when it sells, it's gone and we're off repurposing more billboards.

Customer Reviews
4.6 Based on 78 Reviews
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Heather .
United States United States
Finally bought one

Overall I love my new backpack. It’s a little stiff at first but it will definitely break in. I like the side pocket for easy access. I wish it was a little bigger because I want to use it as my teaching bag but overall I am very happy with my bag and I plan to buy other products. I love the uniqueness of the design.

Abby H.
United States United States
Great stuff!

I love it, where the straps are attached has torn a bit on the inside but still an amazing product.

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Ariana C.
United States United States
Just Buy It!!

I’ve been on the hunt for a sustainable, roomy but not to big backpack for 6-8 months. Rareform was recommended to me through Instagram. So glad I found them! I am addicted!! I’m a public transit commuter so I needed to be able to tote a lot of things around. This backpack is perfect between being able to load it up and not being to large/bulky. UNBELIEVABLY light weight, straps are very comfortable. I get LOTS of compliments on it. Love the fact it’s one of a kind. I tell anyone who will listen about this brand. I am forever a loyal customer now.

Pam H.
United States United States
My son loves it!

Bought this for my 19 year old who is heading to Portland Oregon! He needed a waterproof backpack for riding to school on his bike! He loved it and so do I!

Pam H.
United States United States
Brooklyn Backpack Rocks!

I love the recycled billboard pattern and that it is waterproof! Well detailed too!!! Perfect one of a kind! Thanks