KARA’s Smaller Accessories, With a Twist

The cult backpack brand sizes down to miniature wallets with modern carabiners

For sporting no brand name or logo whatsoever, KARA backpacks are incredibly easy to spot in the wild—the thick, luxurious pebble grained leather, a single Riri zipper, the tiny square shape. It’s this brazenly minimalist look that’s launched the independent NYC brand into cult-dom. With the small backpack starting at $450, however, it’s a decidedly big investment. Thankfully, designer Sarah Law has now miniaturized their …

Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law

On office culture, getting ripped off by big brands and her new collaborative backpack with Ace Hotel

KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed label on the zipper tags. The line has grown to include crossbodies, totes and more, all designed to show off the high-quality materials, be it pebble-grained leather or lamb shearling. …