When it comes to gifts, a satchel from Scaramanga is one thing most people would love to find under their tree on Christmas morning; handmade from beautiful, durable buffalo leather, and available in a wide range of styles, finishes and bright colours, we’ve got a satchel or travel bag that will suit every age and lifestyle – the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to go for. If you find yourself torn between yellow and green, or pondering on whether the travel holdall or medium overlander would be a better choice, don’t panic – we’ve produced a handy satchel buying guide to help you out.
For the Busy Parent
What? The large wide leather satchel with pocket, £80.00
Why? The large dimensions make it an ideal choice for anyone who has to carry a lot, while the small pockets and compartments mean it’s easy to keep essentials to hand.
If you’re buying for someone who has small children, or is about to become a parent for the first time, practicality is going to be the most important factor to consider. Rather than choosing a small satchel that they can take out with their baby bag, why not ditch the traditional nappy bag and combine the two with the large wide leather satchel with pocket, £80? Measuring a whopping W41cmxH30xD12, it consists of a huge main compartment for bulkier items, which would be the perfect place to keep any bottles, nappies or toys, and the durable leather means that everything can be packed in tightly. In addition, there are several smaller pockets and compartments, which are ideal for little essentials – so if there’s a spillage or emergency, you can reach the baby wipes or tissues without having to rummage through the rest of the bag. The adjustable, extra wide 62” shoulder strap means that it can be worn either over the shoulder or across the body, or even looped over the handle of the buggy – and the generous sizing makes it ideal for either Mum or Dad to wear.
For the Practical Student
What? The brown leather 15 inch satchel, £90.00
Why? The spacious main compartment can hold a laptop and several papers, while the traditional styling keeps it on trend and current.
Anybody studying at university or college will need a bag that can be both strong and stylish; fabric backpacks are fine, but tend to be flimsy and have a fairly limited shelf-life, while more trend-led bags often seem to hold a disappointingly small amount of things. The Scaramanga brown leather 15 inch classic satchel, £90, will almost certainly make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone studying for their A-Levels or a degree; the traditional vintage styling will tick all of the trend boxes, while the spacious main compartment is large enough to hold a laptop or several files and folders – ideal for taking to seminars, library sessions and all-night study groups. The adjustable 130cm strap can be worn either over the shoulder or across the body, making it perfect for carrying to lectures, while the extra front pocket is perfect for storing tablets, mobile phones and any other small essentials.
For the Style Conscious Teenager
What? The yellow leather 13 inch classic satchel, £80.00
Why? The bright pop of colour keeps it fresh and young, while the roomy main compartment means there’s room for all of those teenage essentials.
Of everyone amongst your friends and family, a teenager can be the trickiest person to buy for successfully; varying tastes and interests and a love for all things fashionable and current can make it almost impossible to narrow it down to one gift. Rather than giving up and opting for a gift voucher, why not go for the yellow leather 13 inch classic satchel, £80? Finished in one of the most current, eye-popping colours around, while featuring the classic styling of a genuine vintage satchel, it’ll satisfy even the most fashionable teenager but won’t have a limited lifespan like many fashion-led bags. The ultra-tough leather and large dimensions make it perfect for teenagers; the main compartment is spacious enough to hold the endless essentials, from wallet to notebook, while the front pocket is perfect for them to keep their mobile phones handy and travel passes safe.
For the Hectic Workaholic
What? The black leather 15 inch classic satchel with handle, £99.00
Why? The conservative black finish and top handle make it ideal for the workplace, while the main compartment is large enough to hold a laptop and any essential files or folders.
While a briefcase might seem like the obvious choice for a working professional, a classic leather satchel is a much better idea for various reasons – and it also makes a much nicer Christmas present. Our black leather 15 inch classic satchel with handle, £99, is the perfect gift for anyone who is dedicated to their career – and has the added bonus that the versatile styling means it can be used outside of the office as well. Finished in a conservative matt black shade, and featuring a useful small handle on top of the bag, as well as the 130cm adjustable strap, it can easily be carried over the shoulder, across the body, or as a briefcase-style bag. The main compartment measures a large W37.5cmxD8.5xH27, and is spacious enough to hold laptops, tablets, and various files and folders, while the front pocket is useful for keeping small essentials safe.
For the Travel Lover
What? The 16 inch medium Overlander, £120.00
Why? The super strong leather, lining and double stitching mean that any belongings are guaranteed to be safe, while the unique design makes it ideal as both a travel bag and day-to-day use.
Stylish travel bags can be hard to come by, so if you’re shopping for someone who spends a lot of time on the road, the Scaramanga 16 inch medium overlander, £120 is bound to make them happy this Christmas. Handcrafted from durable buffalo leather, and inspired by the iconic leather pilot’s case, the unique design of the medium overlander makes it one of our most versatile bags; aside from the huge main compartment, there’s an expandable front section which can hold a surprising amount without looking bulky or chunky. The strong leather, double stitching and tough lining all make it the ideal choice for a travel bag; you know that with that sort of finish, any belongings are going to be safe , and the user will manage to stay stylish while on the go. The front and side pockets are useful for keeping those smaller items to hand; which means rummaging through a suitcase for passports, boarding passes and travel passes are a thing of the past.