The other day I had a realization that I did not own any black handbags. You know, the classic color, the color that goes with everything and never goes out of style. And I don’t have one. NOT ONE black handbag. I rummaged through a box of old handbags and found various items. Some old Dooney & Bourke bags that are too small for an adult to actually use, old shoulder bags from various far-away lands, and even a black laptop bag, but no black purses/handbags (and only 1 brown one, mind you). Sometimes I take a step back from my wardrobe and am a little shocked at the rainbow colors everywhere. Sigh.
A quick Google search for handmade leather goods (I wanted something crafted lovingly in a workshop NOT a sweatshop with the highest quality components and not necessarily a brand name) yielded these amazing and unique Saddleback Leather satchels and bags. Of course, when you buy a lovely crafted bag, it’s going to cost you more… and these babies are $389 for the small size. Yes, that’s a lot of money but keep in mind that these leather bags are made to last for life. They include a removable liner, straps as well as handles, interior pockets for you phone, and even a 100 year warranty. They are made in Mexico of quality US leather.
I REALLY love the Saddleback Leather Classic Tote in carbon black…
But I’m also drooling over the tobacco brown color:
This is hilarious. According to Saddleback leather’s website, certain personalities match certain colors better. Here is the color that matches me best:
Chestnut Reddish Brown (Choleric or Melancholy)
- Highly educated (does BA count?)
Belongs in a Mercedes Benz or Jaguar(I prefer a reliable Honda)
- Classier than most (I like to think of myself that way at least, not sure if anyone else would agree :-P)
- Has excellent taste in dressing and decorating
- Great sense of humor
Smokes a pipe instead of a cigarette(no, thanks)
- Appreciates the finer things
and also… some aspects of:
Carbon Black (Phlegmatic or Choleric)
You look good in a thick black leather jacket Rides a cruiser type motorcycle
- Wear thick black framed glasses
Drives a Volvo or Saab
- They know your name at the coffee shop
Sci-Fi is your favorite genre
- Are very interested in Oriental culture (I GUESS?)
- Prefer cats over dogs (YES!)
- Loves modern contemporary style square furniture
Thanks, Saddleback Leather, for making me laugh. You sure area a witty bunch! And I love your bags.
So, what do you think of these bags? Would you ever spend that much on a handbag or is that just ‘sartorial debauchery’ as I like to call it?