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What is a satchel?

A satchel is a structured women’s handbag, often crafted from leather with hardware that secures the straps and closure. Satchels may be worn across the body, like a crossbody bag, carried over the shoulder, or by hand.

How is it different from other handbags?

Satchels generally differ from handbag styles such as the hobo bag or shoulder bag, in that they have quite a bit more structure, sometimes enough to stand upright on their own. There is no slouch to a traditional satchel bag. Its rigidity may come from its rectangular or triangular construction with a flat bottom, or from its material, which is usually a stiff leather. Some satchels resemble mini briefcases, while others have design elements that give them a more feminine handbag look. Satchels range in size from small to oversized, and have one or more straps for different carrying options.

Where did the satchel style come from?

Satchels were originally designed for men. A men’s satchel is essentially a briefcase/messenger bag hybrid. It has the same functionality as a briefcase, with the comfort and convenience of a messenger bag. Women eventually adopted the style for toting books, which is why some think of the satchel as a schoolgirl’s bag.

When should I carry a satchel?

When you mean business! This style of purse doesn’t mess around. It’s not slouchy, floppy or carefree, and so its carrier loses any flighty pretense when she carries a satchel. A structured leather satchel is great for the office, especially in a size that accommodates laptops and files. Smaller satchels are a great way to dress up a jeans and blazer outfit. And a classic black satchel is a nice, conservative accessory to pair with a dress, for say, tea with the queen (who, btw, loves a classic satchel).

 

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'Regan' Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff
$325.00
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Suede Chain Flap Satchel Bag
Alexander McQueen
$1,695.00 $1,250.00
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$298.00 $199.66
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T MINI SATCHEL
Tory Burch
$298.00
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'Regan' Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff
$345.00
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$378.00
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Pashli Mini Satchel
3.1 Phillip Lim
$695.00 $486.50
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$498.00 $348.60
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PS1 Leather Satchel Bag
Proenza Schouler
$1,840.00 $1,385.00
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Pashli Medium Satchel
3.1 Phillip Lim
$895.00 $626.50
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$258.00 $172.86
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$2,290.00
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Block-T Satchel
Tory Burch
$498.00
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$450.00 $337.50
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$260.00 $119.99
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$178.00 $94.25
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Big Shot Satchel
Marc Jacobs
$450.00
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Small Jamie Leather Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff
$325.00 $162.49
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$558.00 $390.60
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$295.00 $206.50
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$420.00 $189.99
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$380.00 $195.00
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PS1 Medium Suede Satchel Bag
Proenza Schouler
$1,780.00 $1,340.00
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$270.00 $114.50
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$695.00
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$428.00 $255.95
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$268.00 $139.99
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Bobbi Leather Satchel
Sam Edelman
$198.00 $99.99
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$925.00 $399.99
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$88.00 $35.20
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$578.00 $404.60
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$498.00 $348.60
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T STUD MINI SATCHEL
Tory Burch
$358.00
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$1,250.00 $499.99
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$198.00 $105.00
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$198.00
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Small Front Flap Satchel
Diane Von Furstenberg
$498.00 $298.80
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Large Front Flap Satchel
Diane Von Furstenberg
$698.00 $418.80
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Small Front Flap Satchel
Diane Von Furstenberg
$548.00 $328.80
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Savannah Large Leather Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$298.00
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Leather Satchel Bag
Halston Heritage
$495.00 $89.98
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$258.00 $129.99
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Matilda PVC Satchel
Calvin Klein
$168.00 $74.99
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$1,660.00 $894.99
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Women's Monica Satchel
Barneys New York
$240.00 $119.00
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Fiona Satchel
Fossil
$128.00 $89.99
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Pebble Ariel Satchel
Dooney & Bourke
$258.00 $180.99
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Regan Satchel Tote
Rebecca Minkoff
$325.00 $259.99
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Beckett Large Top Zip Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$328.00 $262.40
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'Micro Regan' Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff
$225.00
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$398.00
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$248.00 $124.00
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$895.00
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$1,190.00
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$195.00 $136.50
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$895.00 $359.99
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$998.00 $559.99
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$448.00 $209.99
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$228.00 $89.99
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Rider Mini Leather Satchel
Loeffler Randall
$395.00 $199.99
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Ivy Ashton Satchel
Sam Edelman
$168.00 $89.99
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$220.00 $99.99
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$108.00 $48.75
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$70.00 $31.50
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$478.00 $334.60
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Grayson Large Convertible Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$348.00 $208.80
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$2,295.00 $1,147.00
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