Last year I was lucky enough to attend Cybher 2012 and meet some amazing people and companies (where we also got to take away a special Cybher – Leather Satchel Co bag!!). One of the people who blew me away was Keith Hanshaw, his gorgeous fiance and beautiful baby from The Leather Satchel Company. Their bags were on show and available to order at the conference but unfortunately, as is usually the case, I was unprepared and undecided so left without placing any orders. The Leather Satchel Company is based in the UK and hand crafts each and every bag. There are 25 different colours to choose from and 5 different sizes. The bags are fully customisable, you can add monograms, change the length of the strap, add a brief case holder etc.
Before Christmas I ordered two bags, one of which I’m giving to my awesome mum seeing as I usually ‘borrow’ her hand bags. She always has issues finding good quality bags that fit in with her lifestyle and I know the leather satchel will be a hit. Both are 15 inch bags, with no customisation, one in chocolate brown and the other in deep purple. I missed the Christmas deadline for orders so my bags were made the first day back from the holidays and delivered to my door within less than a week! Both were beautifully presented and it was hard to think that I’m going to have to part with one of these – I suspect I’ll be placing an order for my own deep purple bag once I hand this one over to my mum!
The craftsman ship is beautiful and comes with a 5 year guarantee. I’m sure I will be using my bag for double that amount of time and with all likely hood become a favourite accessory for Princess in the same way my mum’s bags became mine. The 15 inch bag fits my laptop, tablet and phone snugly with enough room to spare for my old school notepad, keys and purse. I am going to order another bag, slightly smaller for my camera and pad, so will probably go for a deeper gusset.
Customer service is great, I spoke to the team via email about my preferences, then later on the phone when I realised I’d given them the wrong delivery address (duh!). I’m also a bit of a Twitter and Facebook follower and love to chat to them about their range there too as well as look at the great customised pieces they’ve made for others. I think my next one will include some ethnic Nigerian style fabric on the panel, what do you think?