Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Super Amazing Mum Loves..........

For those of you who attended Cybermummy back in June, you can't have failed to miss Sian To's fluorescent pink satchel.  Now, I have a love of all things vintage (especially jewellery) and a leather satchel is not only incredibly nostalgic but also very practical, so with this in mind, I treated myself to an early Christmas present. 

Having seen how well made Sian's hot pink number was, my first port of call was to The Leather Satchel Company website where I was more than impressed by the array of different colours and combinations possible. You can quite literally design your own satchel  to your own specification, which really *really* appealed to me as I like to be unique!

I opted for a mirror finish platinum leather satchel as not only does it look amazing, it is also limited edition due to the nature of production (never ever been achieved before using a natural leather base) which give it a degree of exclusivity.   I called the workshop and the level of service was outstanding.  I spoke to a really lovely chap called Keith and we discussed in depth what I was going to use the satchel for (client meetings/school run) and then had a look at what options would suit my needs.  We decided on a 14" with briefcase handle and strap for a degree of flexibility.  |This is THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD!!!!  I placed my order and waited.

Now as a 20 years young (*ahem*) advertising bod who has seen it all and done it all with bells on (and then some), it takes a LOT to make me gasp with delight and gasp I did when I opened my parcel as it was a brown paper package tied up with string with an enchanting letter from Alice saying "read me".  I resisted as this was a Christmas present to myself and stuck it under the Christmas tree.

That lasted all of 10 minutes, when egged on by various tweeters, I opened the parcel.  My heart soared as I breathed in the heady smell of new leather and I was positively dazzled by the metallic finish....here is a very bad photo of me but a very good photo of the satchel....see how it goes with my lime green coat and LV scarf?

How amazing is that?!

Today, I took it on the school run where it was stroked and pawed by children and parents alike before I headed into Wimbledon for some last minute shopping.  I was stopped in Costa by a 20 something who proclaimed "THAT is the most amazing bag I have ever seen"  and you know what?  She is absolutely right!

Peace and Love



  1. Oooh I love it! Just looked on their site.and now have a thing for the baby blue one. If I get back to work next year I may have to treat myself, they look ideal for teaching files and children's books etc. Love your coat too ;) x x

  2. neon pink is never dull!!! I have already planned what colour I am going to get for HAW for his birthday....beyond awesome. Thank you for being the inspiration (again!)

    Love S.A.M xx

  3. Sian @geekisnewchic16 September 2012 at 20:36

    And here is a pic of my daughters 'one of a kind' metalic copper finish. Oh how I want to see your bags side by side.... instagr.am/p/aVi6Z/
    My pink neon seems a bit dull:( Think I may need to step up a gear!

  4. Oh my word, my world has gone into a spin. I NEED one of those NOW!!! I too have just been looking on their site, what a choice. Reckon it could take til 2013 for me to decide ;)
    Looks lovely and may you and your companion have many happy years together. Remember a satchel is not just for Christmas it's for life!
    Merry Xmas, enjoy from Maid in Cornwall x

  5. I am soooo jealous. I really want a satchel. Just a red or yellow one for me. I thought Santa was bringing me one. He didnt. Sob.


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