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Currently Coveting: A bag from The Original Satchel Store

August 10, 2011 | 10:00 am

Original Satchel Cotan Ok, so I have been coveting quite a bit these past two weeks, but as summer ends and fall shopping starts to become more of a priority, the eye automatically begins to fixate on key items that will hopefully find a new home in my closet soon. 

It’s especially exciting when said item is an adorable bag that isn’t $2,000. In fact this bag is much less than that and it fits the effortless, no-fuss look and streamlined accessory trend of the season. 

A one-year old London based company called The Original Satchel Store makes these traditional leather satchels in a wide array of colors, including eye-poppingGold on Pink neon pink and yellow. There are also more traditional hues like tan, mocha and black, but don't discount the less conventional deep purple, pillar box red or British racing green leathers. Each bag is made by hand and certainly has a vintage appeal. You can get one of three sizes –- essentially small, medium or large -- for $122, $134 or $140 and even get the exterior flap monogrammed with your initials.

A satchel style feels right for fall, especially in a tan or brown leather. The two-tone (black with tan details) is cute too and makes for a versatile bag in case you can’t decide between black and brown.   Deep Purple The shocking neon colors work to punch up any ensemble and are perfect for a summer music festival. The long strap makes for an easy cross body-bag, so hands are free for holding concert tickets, getting out your ID and, of course, toting a plastic cup full of beer.

The bags are available at www.originalsatchelstore.co.uk and orders can take up to 21 days to arrive.

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Photos: Various color satchels from the Original Satchel Store. Credit: Original Satchel Store

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