Trend Alert: Satchel Bags

Every season, a new bag emerges as the “it bag” of the moment, and for Spring 2013, that bag is the satchel. From the classic leather school-boy look, to mini-versions, to pastels and neons, satchel bags are taking over. This is one trend that comes out on top in style and practicality. The satchel shape is very polished and sophisticated, and designers have come up with an array of colors and textures to make this bag more unique. The practical element comes into play as well, since this is a bag that has room enough for all the essentials. Even though the satchel is so on-trend for the moment, it’s so timeless and wearable, that I predict it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. So, if you’re going to treat yourself to a new purse this season, it should be a satchel. Check out these chic options below to find your perfect purse!

PYTHON PANELS

ASOS Leather Snake Panel Satchel Bag, $144, ASOS

This classically shaped satchel seems pretty basic until you look up close – those darker panels are actually a faux-snakeskin print!

SCALLOP SATCHEL

ASOS Scallop Detail Satchel Bag, $47, ASOS

Mint green is the color for spring, and combined with the scallop detail, it’s a fresh choice for your warm-weather wardrobe.

PRETTY PASTEL

The Cambridge Satchel Company Large Leather Satchel in Ballet Pink, $190, J.Crew

While it may be a bit pricey, the classic shape and impeccable construction of The Cambridge Satchel Company makes their bags a must-have. This pastel version is to-die-for, and so on trend for the season!

MINI METALLIC

The Cambridge Satchel Company Small Metallic Satchel in Gold, $175, J.Crew

Another stunner from The Cambridge Satchel Company, you can never go wrong with a mini metallic!

METAL PLATED

Selma Satchel, $58, Nasty Gal

It’s no surprise that Nasty Gal gives us an edgier version of this classic bag. The metal tips on the flap set this bag apart from its preppy counterparts.

COLOR BLOCKED CROSS

Sylvie Satchel, $38, Nasty Gal

I can’t resist a cross-body bag, and this color-blocked version in a satchel shape is so fun and adorable! It’s more of a mod take on the classic satchel.

SLOUCHY SATCHEL

Kimchi Blue Lady Satchel in Blue, $49, Urban Outfitters

This is the kind of everyday bag that goes with everything and fits all of your essentials. I love choosing navy as a neutral, since it’s a bit more interesting than black or brown.

POP OF COLOR

Edge Paint Satchel in Red, $56, Topshop

A pop of red is one of my favorite ways to make a statement, and it’s unexpected in this classic satchel shape.

Cameron Jacoby

Cameron is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and studied Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. She now lives in San Francisco, where she does social media and blogging for startup companies. She loves fashion, art, and animals.

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