The Anatomy of a Traditional Leather Satchel

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A Classic Scaramanga Leather Satchel
A Classic Scaramanga Leather Satchel

We love vintage leather satchels and think they will always be cool, so here at Scaramanga we have revived the traditional school satchel for a new era.

Each Scaramanga satchel is a hardwearing, utilitarian version of the classic traditional British old school satchel. Our bags are simple original leather satchels you could be wearing in twenty year’s time and pass onto your son or daughter. Spacious enough for a laptop or MacBook, A4 documents and college books, Scaramanga’s leather satchels are hand made in tough hardwearing leather with a unique vintage leather finish – most of them from thick buffalo leather which smells divine! The satchels come in a rich vintage tan brown, and the colour is guaranteed to only look better with age. Each satchel leather finish is unique, so they will be very different to anything you will find on the high street. But they all have a main compartment, wide adjustable strap and an optional front pocket.

A Scaramanga Leather Satchel with front pocket
A Scaramanga Leather Satchel with front pocket

Scaramanga have a reputation of creating stylish original leather satchels inspired by the iconic vintage school satchels. Perfect for lovers of all things retro and vintage.  Look out of our new vintage travel bag collection.

A sturdy long, lasting satchel
A sturdy long, lasting satchel
Lovely green canvas lining
Lovely green canvas lining
The beautiful buffalo leather used to make Scaramanga Satchels
The beautiful buffalo leather used to make Scaramanga Satchels
Sturdy, Adjustable Strap
Sturdy, Adjustable Strap

8 Responses

  1. i am wondering where I could buy these bags?

  2. Hello Jose, you can buy the bags at our online shop at: http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk.
    We post worldwide.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Erin B

    Do the mini and micro satchels have the front pocket option?

  4. Wei Ting

    I love the leather bags i see at scaramanga! There are so many types! Just one question – what’s the difference between the satchels, overlanders n messenger bags?

  5. hannah

    Hello Wei – the difference between the satchels and the messengers is that the messengers have the full long flap with the magnetic studs, whereas the satchels have the shorter half flap with the two buckles. The overlanders are very similar to the satchels, but they have more depth and are a bit more bulky and spacious. I hope this helps – please contact us if we can help further!

  6. hannah

    Hello Erin – unfortunately not, only the small and medium satchels, and we are now in the process of having the large made with the front pocket too.

  7. Wei Ting

    Hey Hannah! Thanks! Yup it sorta helped! So the differences are mostly in design and space. I just got myself a large wide satchel cos I wanted something big, but not as bulky as the overlander. Thanks once again!

  8. Hi I was just wondering whether you had any prototype versions or display bags from your shop that you would be willing to sell, I really like the ‘Medium Wide Leather Satchel With Front Pocket 15 Inch’ in distressed leather and the ‘Traditional Old School Leather Satchel Bag’. Thanks

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