For the longest time I have lusted over a Zatchels satchel. After hearing person after person raving about the quality, the vast range of styles and colours and quite frankly, just how pretty they look, I have wondered if it was an investment worth making- I mean, I must go through three or four Primarni bags in a year. However, the thought of spending at least £70 on a bag has been the only barrier between me and one of these beauties.
So, when Cloggs (shoe heaven, by the way) got in touch with me asking if I would like to review one of their products and I saw that they stocked Zatchels bags, I decided it was time to see what all the fuss is about. After spending a couple of hours dancing around whether to go for red, white or yellow, I made my final decision and a few days later a parcel containing this red, leathery goodness was delivered to my door.
Now, similar to that new pair of leather boots that give you blisters for weeks, this bag is going to take a little breaking in- It is a work out trying to undo those buckles! It is beautiful though- The leather is sturdy and the way there isn't a stitch out of place shows that these bags are hand-stitched by expert craftsmen. I opted for the 13 inch bag, which is perfect for carrying around all my daily essentials without being too bulky, but Cloggs stock Zatchels in 7", 11.5" and 14.5", too.
I haven't had many opportunites to take my new bag out for a spin yet, but I definitely have high hopes that it will serve me well for a long time, and I already have at least three more of Zatchels' offerings on my wishlist (quilted totes and pastel backpacks, yes please!). If you would like to check out the range that Cloggs has to offer, visit their website here.
Have you owned a Zatchels bag?
*DISCLOSURE: PR sample.