Traditional English Leather Satchels with a twist!

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Ever had a summer romance you could never forget? Ever find that one person that made your summer the best ever? It feels so nice, it’s hard to stop thinking about. This is what we want to exude with our look this summer!

We’re feeling soft, easy fabrics, fun prints and bold colors. A bit romantic and very much carefree is the way we’re dressing for this summer. Sporting our metallic satchel (because it’s still one of our favorites of all times and we can mix and match it with practically anything for any occasion), we’ve been inspired this summer to keep our wardrobe chic and very feminine. Warm and hazy colors brighten up our spirits and keep the mood going all day long! 

Check out our metallic platinum satchel and grab yours before they’re gone at! These are highly coveted and very much limited edition!

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With so many creative people in our staff, the color combination ideas just keep rolling out! We can’t stop imagining what color trends will be hot for the next season, and the next, and the one after that! Whether it’s for spring, fall, winter or summer, we’re going color blocking crazy all year round Because honestly, what’s cooler than creating something unique?

Every once in a while, it’s awesome to break the mold and stand out from the crowd. With so many satchels going around, it’s easy to confuse them all! That’s particularly one of the best reasons why colorblock satchels are awesome. Custom order or limited edition, our combo satchels alude to anyone and everyone. From bright and cheerful, to vintage and classic, to edgy and fierce, everyone has got a wide range of bags to pick from and call their own.

If you’re feeling summery sweet, go for our pastels and dayglow combos! If you want something more formal, patent combos and metallics workd great for any occasion and if this satchel is the bag you want for school, our classic colors make a great match for that uniform.

This is a great time to get your own as we are looking to put out new color combinations soon and since these are limited edition, once they’re gone they’ll be gone for good! Don’t waste any time getting your combo satchel fix before it’s too late! Visit us at to shop now and take advantage of our summer prices!

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With winter out of the way, it’s time to welcome Spring with soft pastels, bright prints and relaxed fabrics. It’s time to let your style relax and embrace the warmth and spring breeze the season brings. When it comes to your accessories, they too can be easy and laid back but that doesn’t mean they have to lack on the practicality department. A nice satchel in lovely pastel colors is the perfect touch to pair with lovely florals and to stash in it all your spring and summer essentials!

Picture this: you walking around Central Park with your friends and dog, setting down a blanket for a quick picnic brunch, your camera in your hand, you pull out your sunnies from your satchel and your lovely sun dress flowing in the sping breeze. How perfect is that? Pair your satchel with lace, chiffon, denim, geo prints, and tropical themes! Hop on your bike and swing your satchel on your back and smile at the lovely spring sunshine! Feel lovelier than the flowers sprinkled around the green grass and say, Hello Spring!

Check out our range of pastel satchels! Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Bellflower Purple, Snow White and Cockatoo Blue! These soft colors transition from spring to summer with ease and can only be found at

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Celebrate Seniors 2013

Congratulations are in order to all Seniors 2013. And what better gift than a personalized briefcase in a modern twist of colors. Come get them now and we’ll ship within 24-hrs or we can had-deliver them in the Metro area. Embossing takes just 24-hrs or less. Come get them Satchel Company and at

Emerald Satchel

Fashion is all about trends. Everything from styles, cuts, shapes, inspirations and especially colors. Designers all around the world look to the standarized color system Pantone to set the mood for color trends for the upcoming seasons. For 2012, Tangerine was the color of the year so the color report would work around that specific color to create a varied palette of colors to serve as inspiration for designers of all kinds.

For 2013, Pantone has named Emerald, or 17-561, as the color of the year. The trend report for this upcoming Spring 2013 season has the cheerfulness of colors like Poppy, Nectarine, Monaco Blue, Lemon Zest, Linen, Bamboo Shoots, Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade and African Violet to compliment the vivid Emerald. What an incredibly fun palette for spring, right?

What we love about this color is the freshness and radiance of it. The versatility it brings is elegant and chock full of energy. We definitely see this color transcending beyond spring and carrying its way on to fall. Wear it how you may, this color is sure to brighten any daytime or night-time outfit.

We bring to you our Sherwood Green satchels. With the vivacity of the beautiful emerald color, these satchels quickly became one of our favorites. It’s just right up our alley with a lovely balance between classic and a pinch of quirk yet still elegant enough for the hard cookies around. Let’s celebrate the new Pantone Color of the Year and show our emerald love!

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A brief history on the satchel shows us how the most original and practical styles can last centuries. With all the buzz that’s been going around for the past few years on satchels, it’s pretty easy to get a bit overwhelmed. Where did this trend come from and how did it re-emerge? Is it here to stay or leave in just a matter of time? You would be surprised at how long this particular accessory has been around for and how it has become a staple in every fashionista’s handbag stash.

The Leather Satchel Co. Limited 14"

Let’s go all the way back to the Romans. Yes, the Romans! Today’s fashions have surprising beginnings  They used little leather bags called Loculus which were highly practical.

Loculus (satchel), From Wikipedia

vintage leather satchel

Loculus is a Latin word literally meaning little place and was used in a number of senses including to indicate a satchel. Satchels were carried by Roman legionaries, as a part of their luggage.

The loculus is thought to have measured about 45 by 30 centimetres (18 by 12 in) and was likely made from leather. It is just the right size to be made in one piece from a single goat hide although calf leather is also possible. The loculus was probably used to store rations and a legionary’s personal effects.

As you can tell from the history leather satchels have been around for quite some time.

Loculus Leather Satchel

Now we can jump in our time machine all the way to the seventeenth century where they re-emerged for the same reasons. The sturdy nature of the bag was perfect for everyday usage.

Now, these bags hadn’t fully faded away. Sporadically from time to time they have re-emerged.  But nothing like the unexpected boom that a fashion statement does that has given them the most popularity to date. These bags have probably laid low under the fashion radar because honestly, it hasn’t been until recently that these bags have had an huge impact on pop culture.

Traditional companies have been constantly producing well made satchels ever since their appearance on culture. These bags are so well known for this purpose, but they also stand up on their own because of how their design has evolved from something simply practical to something that even the most elegant person can accent their outfit. Heritage company The Leather Satchel Co. Has been making artisan hand crafted satchels ever since the late sixties. These bags carry a very british spirit to them.

Most recently they have taken a more modern twist whilst staying true to its practical British satchel design.


Aimed at school children, as used by the Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies since 2001, no school kid would be caught without a virtually indestructable satchel for carrying all their school supplies.

Fast forward to circa 2006 and you will find what we have adopted as the modern satchel. It is this same Harry Potter film, and necessity, which inspired a working mom of two to search high and low for British leather craftsmen to relaunch the most classic bag of all times, and it wasn’t until Elle UK’s Accessories Director Ms. Donna Wallace requested a neon-hued satchels for a photo shoot editorial for the fashion magazine, that the satchel craze really took off, and the rest, as they say, is history.

One thing led to another and now the classic leather satchel has an unexpectedly high demand in the 21st-century as companies, that have been making the classic bag for decades, jump on the modern color combination bandwagon and offer it to satchel lovers everywhere in every color of the rainbow, and in a plethora of finishes; metallic, patent and classic finishes which will all be available for satchel lovers at

Even luxury British fashion brand Mulberry, after spotting actress and high profile celebrity Alexa Chung sporting a vintage satchel,got inspired to create the “Alexa” bag. Newer companies started producing more different variations of the leather satchel.  Every one from high fashion designers like Proenza Schouler and their PS1 to high street brands, like Steve Madden, have re-made the satchel in countless ways. Other companies like Zatchels developed the classic satchel but with printed leather.

This immediately set off the current satchel craze that we know of today. Whether your personal preference is vintage and classic chestnut or you prefer bright, contemporary and outstanding, satchels today cater to everyone’s tastes.

Numerous satchel companies have been bringing this timeless classic to everyone’s hands in numerous colors like pastels, neons, metallics, classic shades, prints and different sizes and new features.  Regardless of which style you choose, you can rest assured that choosing a satchel is the right investment. As versatile as this bag is and how many different ways you can style it or use it, you will be getting your money’s worth.

And if you thought the satchel craze was nearly over, it’s far from it! The spring 2013 runways were jam packed with them. Designers like Chris Benz, and the likes, showed off their satchel love in New York Fashion Week. The satchel is apparently here to stay so it’s time we all embrace it and enjoy it!

Funny thing we notice now though is that females, are becoming the bulk of the satchel fan base while it was the men who used this practical bag back in Roman times.

That takes us to our blog entry about men and their satchels.

A bientot!

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