**The new Flights of Nancy medium batik-lined buffalo leather satchel (pictured) lands on UK shores mid-May. Email email@example.com for more information**
Gals and guys, hipsters and vintage lovers, celebs and ordinary folk – is there anyone who doesn’t love a satchel bag?
Over the past few seasons the classic style has only grown in popularity. Audiences of all ages are sporting these beautiful, functional, durable bags. And the trend’s showing no signs of flagging.
Whether you’re off on a business trip, shopping adventure or city break, a satchel is the right choice. Even better, these leather bags improve with age.
In popular culture satchels are commonly associated with English school children. However, the style actually dates back to Roman times when the bags were used for carrying rations and personal items.
Satchels first made their mark as a fashion accessory in the 17th century, then staged a comeback in the 20th century. They’ve rarely been out of favour since.
Leather satchels are an investment piece. Timeless and enduring, it’s no surprise you can often find mint condition bags in vintage shops.
How to Wear your Satchel
An old-school satchel can be worn with almost anything. Those featuring both long and short straps work crossbody, over the shoulder, or carried briefcase style. Despite its sturdy, no nonsense appearance, the satchel looks equally at home paired with jeans and t-shirt or a floral summer dress.
But What Will the Grandkiddies Think?
The proof is in the pud: these lovely bags are no passing fad. From designer pieces to high-street counterparts, authentic vintage to modern updates, satchels are here to stay.
Now 2013’s well underway have you thought about adding more oomph to your style?
Whether you’re an elegance admirer, urban devotee or funky diva, a beautiful new bag makes standing out a cinch. From evening clutch to casual satchel, simply changing your purse can renew your look.
So bring on the must-have trends of spring/summer ’13…
Tiny messenger bags
Throughout the years the messenger bag has become a mainstay. This season they’re small and dainty.
Black and white
Black and white aren’t typical spring/summer colours, however, this year designers Chanel, Balenciaga and Givenchy are all rocking the monochromatic trend.
Geometric bagsGeometry applied to fabrics, textures and shapes is big in 2013. The spring collections of Louis Vuitton, Marni, Dries Van Noten and Fendi all featured structured, geometric styles.
Colour blocked handbags
Colour blocking, when well executed, feels modern and stylish. This season, instead of bright colours, soft, neutral tones are key.The document clutch
Another great handbag trend that will keep on keeping on in 2013 is the document clutch. This oversized clutch is not just a purse that provides a splash of colour to your style, it also fits your essentials such as your phone, documents and make up.
Don’t fancy using your clutch as a clutch? Additional straps mean you can easily transform it into a practical shoulder bag.
After buying all those amazing Chrissie pressies for the folks you love, isn't it time you treated yourself too?
Until the end of January, Flights of Nancy is offering 30% off each and every item for sale on our website. All you need to do is enter the promotion code HAPPYNEWYEAR when making your purchase.
Ho ho ho! We're offering 30% off our large leather holdall with brown lining. They were £95, now they're £66.5. Booyah!