Friday, 1 February 2013

Leather Satchel Co - 14" satchel in Deep Purple

My new favourite bag is this beautiful leather satchel from The Leather Satchel Co. It is so gorgeous that people stop me in the street and ask me where I got it!

The leather is Deep Purple, with black on the reverse. This is how the colour is described on the Leather Satchel Co website:

"Our Deep Purple is a Byzantine shade of purple, similar in style to indigo but with a more bold and sophisticated finish to it. It's the type of rich, deep purple that clergy men used for their stoles, or wealthy London businessmen would use as the silk lining of their tailor-made suits. The consensus of opinion is that it is also very similar to plum purple or violet, but not exactly the same due to it's deeper finish, which gives it sophisticated edge. The leather is finished in our standard method, leaving the leather very hard wearing with a slight satin sheen to it. The reverse of the leather is dyed black, a combination which serves to emphasise this beautiful shade of purple."

The stitching is light blue which looks really nice against the purple. 
The 14" size is perfect for me - I can fit my 11" MacBook Air and A4 documents inside along with all my other essentials.

One of the things I really love about The Leather Satchel Co is that they offer a range of customisations. I chose the following customisations to make the satchel easy to use and comfortable to carry:

  • magnetic fasteners
  • detachable strap and briefcase handle
  • shoulder strap pad with a lovely black suede underside

You can see what the magnetic fasteners, strap and briefcase handle look like in the photos below.

So all in all this is a really lovely and practical satchel and I am very pleased with it.

This satchel was purchased using commission. All words, photographs and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. How much are they Hun, they look fab! ;)

    1. If you buy direct from The Leather Satchel Co, the price of a 14" satchel is £90 (and the handle and strap costs £12 extra and the magnetic fasteners also cost £12 extra). So the list price of the satchel in the photos above is £114. I think this compares reasonably well with the prices for leather satchels from other companies.

  2. ooh, tempted. have been coveting a large black one, i want it with my initials in gold. it's my birthday friday...hope i get lots of cash to splash on one of these babies!
    ps i think i love your blog. it's a good sign when i want to comment on every.single. post :0)

    1. They are the best quality satchels I've looked at, made with lovely thick leather. Hope your birthday is filled with loveliness :-)

      PS I think I love your blog too :0) - you've been added to my Bloglovin

  3. Thank you for the great review. Will this fit a macbook pro 13" retina?

    1. According to , the 14" satchel 'fits all styles of 13" MacBook'. I haven't tried it myself though. My 11" MacBook Air fits with lots of room to spare. Hope this helps!

    2. I can vouch for their 14" satchels fitting a 13" macbook air perfectly :)


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