Handbag Designer 101: The Satchel

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Multi-color Satchel via What Daisy Did Etsy

Satchel ˈ/saCHəl/

A satchel is a bag, often with a strap. The strap is often worn so that it diagonally crosses the body, with the bag hanging on the opposite hip, rather than hanging directly down from the shoulder. They are traditionally used for carrying books.

The satchel has been around for centuries as a means of carrying stuff. Roman legionaries carried a satchel or loculus which literally means ‘little place’ in Latin. The satchel became a fashion accessory and was popular during the 17th century. Since then, it has never really left the scene. In popular culture the iconic satchel is associated with the classic  school boy image and with everyone’s favorite archaeologist Indiana Jones.

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Red Satchel via John Woodbridge Makers

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Distressed Satchel via Divina Denuevo


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Natural Leather Satchel via Tropaeis Leather

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Waxed Canvas Satchel via Buttons and Tweed

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Vintage Leather Satchel via Tuk Vintage

Military Satchel

Military Satchel via CLP Studio

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French Satchel via BOMode



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