If you don’t want a bulky backpack, opt for the bags by CFM Collection. Founded by Arjun Adya, this brand has products made by local artisans and they all are handmade and crafted.
Our favourite picks? Green Patchwork Cross-Body for INR 350. This bag shows a beautiful patchwork in blue colour and can change up the whole look and make it more desi. The next one is the Leather Coffee Tote (INR 1,200). It’s not very wide but will hold enough books to get you through a day of college classes.
PS. The brand tries to create contemporary products using artisans' traditional skills, thereby providing employment opportunities to them.