Satchel Handbags: 4 Smart, Stylish Spring Picks

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

A satchel handbag is a classic accessory that we can use for different purposes. I began wearing satchels when I was younger, but I only used them to hold a lipstick and a mirror. Now I realize they can offer more stylish purposes than just holding lipstick and a mirror, because you can wear a satchel just like your most stylish purses. Most girls typically wear them across the shoulder, but you can also hold onto them by the short handles.

My first satchel is a classic white. This particular satchel is a woven leather hobo design, which makes the satchel distinguishable and unique. This refreshing bag offers just as much style as it offers capacity to carry your accessories. Although the color will not carry you through all the seasons, it’s a great addition to the current one. Pair this with the gorgeous citrus colors of the spring.

Coach Kristin Woven Leather Satchel

→ Buy the Coach Kristin Woven Leather Satchel, $498.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Although I have recently abandoned the fun Henri Bendel bags, I would like to feature a Henri Bendel bag, which I absolutely adore. This bag is bold looking and full of character. It makes a statement without being blinged out or appearing tacky. I like the material cutouts and the lovely camel color that will still rock even during the fall months. The color goes well with solids or patterns, and I like how they combined an old school style with some flair. I see this bag going everywhere with me without having to worry about clashing.

Henri Bendel No. 7 Bowler Satchel

→ Buy the Henri Bendel No. 7 Bowler Satchel, $428.00, at henribendel.com.


Next, I’m going to feature the sexiest satchel handbag of the bunch. You definitely can’t war this one across your body but wow, it’s hot! This croc embossed bright, yellow bag screams trend and sophistication. Even though it’s bright yellow and croc embossed, it’s a classic fashion staple to include in your closet. Wear this with red at night along with red lipstick. I seriously wish this bag had matching shoes to go with it. I love yellow, I love this style, and I love the pattern, need I say more?

Brahmin Arno Mini Croc Embossed Satchel

→ Buy the Brahmin Arno Mini Croc Embossed Satchel, $195.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Tory Burch is always successful at executing good style. This simple yet beautiful blue bag is a must have. Although it’s not unique, it’s great for the gal who doesn’t like to step too far out of the box but is willing to take a risk with color. It’s color for the simple gal. The bag is very crisp looking with the Tory Burch logo.

Tory Burch Amanda Mini Satchel Handbag

→ Buy the Tory Burch Amanda Mini Satchel, $435.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.