Here at Scaramanga, we really do love our range of vintage leather satchels and travel bags. Handmade by traditional leather craftsmen, they come in a wide array of sizes, styles and colours, from our compact small wide leather messenger bag, £70, to the huge large 18-inch overlander leather bag, £140. We pride ourselves on producing bags that are not only of the highest quality and ethically manufactured, but that also manage to be on trend and multi-functional – we’ve picked one of our favourite designs, the classic collection red leather satchel, £76,and have come up with five fantastic ways to style it.
Smarten it up for work
Whether you need to carry a laptop and a lot of papers to work with you, or you like to take a good book for the bus, the Scaramanga red leather satchel is ideal. Measuring s a generous 14.5 inches, this bright and beautiful satchel will add a pop of colour to any sensible work outfit, whether you’re a solicitor or a sales assistant. Ladies, pair your satchel with a smart shirt dress and Chelsea boots to give your office outfit an edge, and guys, add yours to skinny fit trousers and a graphic printed shirt for a look that’s both professional and fashion forward.
Take it to the park.
If you’re heading off to the park for the afternoon with the kids, then you’re going to want a bag that’s practical enough to hold everything, but doesn’t sacrifice style for sense. The Scaramanga classic red satchel is ideal – the retro styling will stand out from the crowd, while the large main compartment is roomy enough to fit in drinks, snacks, a camera and any other essentials, while the extra front pocket is the ideal place for the little ones to store any treasures they might have found on the journey. Stay casual but stylish with skinny jeans, a cardigan and retro clogs for the girls, and sneakers for the guys.
Dress it down for a shopping trip
Our red satchel is great for several different occasions, but it’s especially good on a shopping trip. The large dimensions mean you can comfortably squeeze in everything you need, from your purse or wallet to an iPod or MP3 player, and the separate front pocket is the ideal place to keep your phone to hand. Guys , mix your satchel up with a printed shirt, vintage style hat and sneakers, and ladies, team yours with skinny jeans, an Aztec t-shirt and a brightly coloured cardigan for colour clashing delights.
Take it on a day trip
The great thing about Scaramanga satchels is that they’re slim to wear, but deceptively spacious, making them ideal for day trips and afternoon walks. Pack our red classic satchel with your drink, map, guide book and MP3 player, and set off for the day – the buckle fastening flap means you can easily tuck a small blanket in there too, perfect for any stops you might make. Add in a good pair of boots or sneakers, some comfortable jeans and a retro jumper, and enjoy life in the great outdoors.
Take it out for dinner.
The best thing about our classic red satchel, is that the design is casual enough to dress down for trips to the park or the shops, but at the same time smart enough to work into an outfit for an evening out. Whether you’re going out for an early dinner with friends, a trip to the cinema for a late showing, or on a first date, your satchel is the perfect accessory. Guys, dress yours up with some slim fit chinos, a retro shirt and a blazer, and girls, pair yours off against a colour-block dress, statement necklace and vintage style ankle boots, for a look that’s smart enough for dinner, but edgy enough to stand out from the crowd.