A lot of designers and bag makers will tell you their items are handmade but what does that mean? When we say handmade we mean that a real person, paid properly to honour their craft, hand cuts all the parts of your bag, physically glues rivets and hammers the parts together and finally sews the bag with thick, if you are in the know number 10, nylon and cotton thread.
Use all day, every day without worrying. Repeat. Any leather care product will keep your bag always looking beautiful. Do not fret over superficial scratches in the leather, they disappear by rubbing them with vaseline. If they don't go because you rubbed hard it against gravel that one time, just remember, this is not a fragile item scratches and marks make your bag more beautiful and lived in. The integrity and structure of the bag are never compromised. We made sure of that.
Made in Italy conjures up images of elegance, style and perfect craftsmanship for good reasons. We are outstanding at fashion and extremely skilled at working leather. But, what happens when Chinese factories move to Italy and start producing? Do their product still deserve the brand of Made in Italy? Semantically yes, ethically, not at all. Bags don't grow in the ground, they are made by people so Italian soil alone doesn't quite cut it, you need the Italian expertise. Major designers now produce made in Italy in Chinese factories on Italian soil. You are fooled into thinking you are buying made in Italy but it is actually made in China. Once you see the factories, I have, you can't un-see it and it is worrisome. You should worry about that too. We produce in our workshop in Naples and design in Brooklyn which means you get US customer service and Italian design and manufacturing. It's a win win.
Why is this affordable? A designer still got to pay his rent, especially in new York but, we'd rather earn a little less and invest more money in our products. We don't scram on hardware, zippers, lining because when we send your bag out we want to be proud of our product. We don't make your bags more affordable by paying our artisans less, we honour the craftsmen and women who have been doing this for generations, but simply by not paying rent in a luxury brick and mortar store, by being modest with our margins but above all by cashing in on our expertise in where to buy the best leather at affordable prices. We sleep well at night and so will you.
This messenger is inspired by the the old fashion US postal worker bag with an Italian design flair and a hipster twist that makes it compatible with today's lifestyle. Ideal for riding your bike, it's softer than our other bags so it moulds around your body, walk to work, ride the subway or just to carry your book keys wallet phone and laptop to your closest coffee shop to read.
What you get outside your Satch&Fable Italian leather Messenger bag
- Adjustable shoulder strap Our strap is made of double stitched leather. It is stronger and looks better than nylon or cotton.
-External front pocket Carry you tablet or papers right under the protection of the leather flap
-Top carry handle Reinforced where it matters. We use double rivets to attach it to the bag.
-Cover flap with one external buckled strap Hidden behind the buckle is click clack closure which makes accessing your bag a piece of cake. Don't trust bags with magnet closures or your bag will fly open the minute you decide to carry a heavy laptop.
-One external zippered pocket. Your wallet and documents in one secure spot easily accessible. You don't need to show the contents of your bag to the Barista making your coffee in the morning.
-Solid brass fittings that will not rust, tarnish or leave black marks. Yes, they are made in Italy too. What's inside your Satch&Fable bag.
-Two internal compartments one for your laptop.
-One zippered pocket
-Key ring Last thing you want to do when you get home is look for your keys at the bottom of the bag.
-Pen and credit card holders.
-Durable strong Canvas lining.
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