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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.