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Handcrafted Leather Satchels

Leather satchels lovingly handcrafted, with a hint of British eccentricity thrown in for good measure.

The leather satchel is one of those items that just harks back to something quintessentially British. It epitomises the British student since time immemorial. Even Shakespeare mentions a satchel in his infamous monologue in ‘All The World’s A Stage’: “...And then the whining school boy with his satchel…”

Similarly at Sir Gordon Bennett we can’t help but associate The Original Satchel Store with this sense of true British style and class. The humble satchel has come a long way since Shakespeare’s day, and has indeed made all the world its stage. Gone are the days when you only see satchels in the grounds of universities and colleges around the country - now you’re more likely to see this iconic bag making a statement on the catwalk or on the pages of style magazines.

The Original Satchel Store has been one of the pioneering designers that brought this unique accessory to the forefront of the British style industry. With the artisan craftsmanship that goes into making each of their leather satchels, these are more than just bags, they’re investments. Products that shout to the world exactly what you’re about: class, quality and style.


The Original Satchel Company

Based in Cambridge, where the satchel is almost as much of an icon as the university buildings themselves, the Original Satchel Store implements traditional techniques and expertise in the handcrafted arts, to create truly sumptuous leather satchels.

Handsewn, lovingly made, these bags are individual, with character. They’re as unique as a piece of art. Made with no auto-mation, no computers, and no assembly line in sight, these satchels are created by the eyes and hands of crafters that know when each is just right. This makes them the original satchel company, in all its meanings.

The Original Satchel Store has created their masterpieces for Vogue, supermodels Daisy Lowe and Eugenia Silva and even one for Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace prize winning Pakistani schoolgirl.

With one of their individual, totally unique leather satchels slung over your shoulder you’ll be in good company and know that school isn’t just out for summer, it’s out forever.