wishlist: Saddleback Leather Bag

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…

Saddleback Leather Classic Tote - black (small)
Saddleback Leather Classic Tote – carbon black (small)

But I’m also drooling over the tobacco brown color:

Saddleback Leather Tote - tobacco brown (small)
Saddleback Leather Women’s Tote – tobacco brown (small)

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)

  • Professional
  • 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)
  • Perfectionist
  • Has excellent taste in dressing and decorating
  • Great sense of humor
  • Intellectual
  • 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
  • Perfectionist
  • 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?


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