After eyeing up some of the gorgeous satchels available from The Original Satchel Store for a while now, we were thrilled to bits when they got in touch and asked us if we’d like to review one of their bags. Having browsed through a lot of satchel companies, these were the ones that had always really stood out as something truly special. Requesting the Deep Brown Big Softy leather satchel, we only had to wait a little over a week and a half for the finished bag to arrive.
The Original Satchel Store satchels are not only beautiful, they are crafted to last a lifetime. In an age of almost instant obsolescence, where today’s must have is discarded tomorrow, their satchels, briefcases and other gorgeous leather items will stand the test of time, even the test of generations. Purchasing a satchel from here is not only a competitively priced bargain, but an investment that will last you for years to come.
Retro in style and vintage in character the hand-made, all British satchels are crafted by skilled leather artisans who still work with traditional craft tools deep in the heart of the English countryside. No computers, no automation, no assembly-line. Just hand and eye co-ordination, traditional techniques, a love for leather and an instinct for knowing when a leather bag is ‘just perfect.’ The deep brown leather of the Deep Brown Big Softy satchel is made to look ever so slightly aged and the leather has a beautiful natural softness to it. It manages to look stylish, chic and be comfortable to wear at the same time.
I asked for the optional extras of magnetic poppers on the fastenings to make it ultra functional for daily use. The gold hardware on the fastenings and the attention to detail on the stitching is impeccable and rivals that of some of the best designer brands on the market right now. You can’t help but admire the craftsmanship of these beauties.
As a beautiful finishing touch, the Big Softy Bag was blind embossed with RJB (my initials) making it something truly special and wonderfully unique. This can be done for any initials and would be perfect for if you were buying the bag as a Christmas or birthday gift. The inside of the bag is spacious and practical. You could easily fit your daily essentials inside, making it perfect to use as both a fashion accessory or as a work/study bag.
Given the high quality of these satchels, I will be using mine for years to come and it should look even better with age. Take a look at the Deep Brown Big Softy satchel (Price starts from £129) and browse more designs on The Original Satchel Store website: www.originalsatchelstore.com and follow them on twitter: @ where they have updates on the latest deals and offers, including Black Friday bargains such as 30% off and free embossing on selected products using the code BLACKFRIDAY15 at the checkout!
Don’t forget to keep a look out for more info on this and other designs in our upcoming Christmas gift guide fashion edit, as we think they are definitely worthy of being one of our top picks this year for Christmas gifting!
Disclaimer: please note that unless otherwise stated some items featured have been provided on a review basis.