Floral fashions have been a coveted trend season after season and we aren’t seeing any signs of that changing for Spring/Summer 2013. The floral trend is set to return this summer season, and this time it has a vintage twist, spotted on the catwalks of Prada, Moschino, Ralph Lauren and Vicktor & Rolf.
Now that spring is here (although that may be debatable) there is no better way to brighten up your day than with a bit of floral. Here are some of our favourite floral pieces to take you through to this Spring/Summer 2013.
For those wanting to add a little more vintage chic to their outfit or for those not brave enough to go bold with the floral prints and patterns, a great way to incorporate florals int a spring/summer wardrobe is by accessorizing with bags, hats and scarves.
Here are some key pieces from Zatchels we think should help bring the sun out…
All available at www.zatchels.com
As you may or may not know Zatchels is 2 years old this week and what a magnificent two years it has been. To celebrate we offered a WHOPPING 50% off Zatchels over the weekend!! From 12am Saturday the 20th of April we gave you the opportunity of getting your hands on your very own Zatchels at just half the price.
We would like to thank everybody who bought a Zatchels in our sale. With over 100,000 visitors to the site and 1000′s of orders, we could not have anticipated a more phenominal response.
Zatchels has become one of Britains most loved brands leading the forefront in classic British designer craftsmanship Zatchels bags and accessory collections we are proud to be lovingly handmade made in England, supporting UK industry and sustaining local jobs.
In just under two years Zatchels has fast become one of the UK’s leading bag and accessory ‘buzz’ brands of the moment, picking up one or two Celebrity fans on the way. Recently spotted with their Zatchels Rita Ora, Ellie Golding, Jessie J, Zara Martin, the Mcfly boys, Jason Gardiner, and Eliza Doolittle … to name drop a few!!
Zatchels have become a press favourite too!! Championed as a ‘must have’ brand by Grazia, The Sunday Times ‘Hot List’ and Vogue.com, we still get excited when we see our bags in the fashion pages of the glossies and weeklies!
We are so grateful for all the support this past couple of years and really can’t wait to see what the next 2 years will bring, if they are anything like the past few we certainly have a lot more to look forward to …and of course a lot more bags to make!!!
All bags and accessories available at www.zatchels.com
*Please note the sale has now ended*
Vintage style is now more popular than ever. Everything from interior design to credit crunching budgets have helped make it the ultimate trend of the moment. It has gained huge prevalence in the media with the likes of Taylor Swift and Daisy Lowe flying the kite for all things old and used. With other celebs like Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Fearne Cotton and Lana Del Rey, executing this effortless look it’s no wonder we all want a slice of the action.
Along with the pretty 1950’s style vintage dresses, high-waist tailoring, denim and floral prints, a classic vintage-style satchel completes the look to perfection.
Convey a casual, laid-back and modern vintage vibe in the style of Mollie King with a tan satchel or saddle bag, versatile enough to use as a day bag or office/school bag or tuck in the strap for a clutch bag.
All available at www.zatchels.com
The colour Blue dominated our SS13 catwalks this year. From powder to electric, blue was the word, which makes us doubly excited to introduce our best blue picks from the Zatchels range.
Ticking the box for both the blue and hugely popular metallics SS trends we have our Cobalt Blue Metallic Satchel. For those who want to stand out from the crowd and shine! Go for a 11.5” and use as a clutch for an evening look.
Pastels were a massive SS12 hit and a recurring Spring hue, we were spoiled for choice at Zatchels so we have hot picked two bags. Baby Blue is a great shade to celebrate warmer months. Here we have our polka dot satchel and barrel bag.
Summer is THE Festival season and Festival fashion is something that has become more and more prevalent among muddy field revelers. There is no excuse for weirey wellies and anoraks cramping your style. Accessorize this years look with a fun textured cross shouldered elephant print saddle bag.
Denim is back. Double denim, dark denim , ripped denim they’re all here, but the key point to remember with this trend is that it is BLUE denim. Pair with a crisp white maxi dress for a real classic boho summer look.
Bright colours and bold patterns are massive this season and we have the perfect partner in crime for your 1970’s bold print playsuit, a stunning Cornflower blue Satchel.
Vintage and work wear are heavily trending this season also. Get this look with a classic coloured dark Navy blue Satchel and team with sleek lined cuts and feminine lines for a powered look.
All bags available now at www.zatchels.com
Designer Flash …. After her recent appointment as Zatchels Creative Director celebrity fashion stylist Gemma Sheppard offers Zatchels fans sneak preview of debut bag designs!
Helping to pin Zatchels collections even more firmly on the fashion map over the coming months. Gemma has begun to work immediately as in-house Creative Director, heading up a series of special projects for Zatchels bringing her styling, trend knowledge and fashion design expertise to Zatchels. Her designs are set to head up the style stakes and introduce a whole new look to Zatchels bags and accessories.
Gemma’s design expertise will bring an all new fashionista edge to Zatchels collections. Brand new designs are in progress and are set to launch in a matter of months, see attached and below an exclusive sneak preview of Gemma’s debut bag designs for Zatchels.
A message from Gemma Sheppard
Zatchels Creative Director …
“Setting the Trend we are going ALL WHITE…..inspired by the catwalk collections of broderie, brocade and pretty lacework we have taken these beautiful bags to a whole new chic and sophisticated level. I bring you the ‘Zatchels’ Tallulah Bag collection; exquisitely laser-cut leather to imitate lace, with the must-have, of-the-moment Gold Chain…the first of its kind in the UK”
Love Gemma xxx
Watch this space for Gemma Sheppard s Limited Edition designs for Zatchels launching very soon …
We would love to know what you think get postings your comments and thoughts below.
Zatchels would like to introduce to you an excited new range of accessories, from today www.zatchels.com will be offering Handmade leather iPad cases and handcrafted belts.
Classic iPad Cases
These exclusive iPad cases are delicately embossed with the Zatchels logo on the front and handmade with love in the heart of England by specially trained craftsmen.
Compact and light the Zatchels cover case is perfect for taking your iPad on the go. Designed with transit in mind, the premium leather covers have re-inforced stitching for durability. Ideal for work or commuting and available in a range of fun brights: Orange, Red, Yellow, Green and Purple or classic colours; Chestnut, Black, Navy, White, Graphite, Dark Brown.
Stylish and classy this accessory is for everyone from University students to the discerning businessman and priced at just £45 it is the perfect gift.
Zatchels’ take on the traditional belt features their trademark robust stitching and a solid metal buckle, accenting the premium quality leather. These classic designs are available in 3 different sizes and colours; Black, Tan and Dark Brown and again are embossed with the Zatchels exclusive logo. These special handcrafted belts are a key piece to any modern mans wardrobe. Priced at £40 they’re a accessory and finishing touch to any timeless look and of course their practicality doesn’t go un- noted.
These exciting new ranges are just a small taste of what’s to come in the very near future. So watch out for more updates from us here at Zatchels HQ.
Available now at www.zatchels.com
Zatchels were prestigiously invited by Universal Music to provide 13″ metallic satchels (in gold & silver) for their VIP artists attending the Brit Awards last night.
Our bags were presented to them at the official Brits 2013 after party held at a secret location in London. The event sponsored by Bacardi, was hosted by Soho house in London last night and our directors were lucky enough to go along and enjoy the celebrations at the party of the year!!
Amongst the party goers were….
Alongside other top quality ‘Brit’ brands like Alice Temperley and Lulu Guinness, Zatchels were selected by Universal to provide gifts for the likes of Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding and Florence Welch!!
Watch this space for exclusive pics!
2013 British Male Solo Artist Ben Howard
2013 British Female Solo Artist Emeli Sandé
2013 British Breakthrough Act Ben Howard
2013 British Group Mumford & Sons
2013 British Single Adele ‘Skyfall’
2013 British producer Paul Epworth
2013 Mastercard British Album Of The Year Emeli Sandé ‘Our Version Of Events’
2013 International Male Solo Artist Frank Ocean
2013 International Female Solo Artist Lana Del Rey
2013 International Group The Black Keys
2013 BRITs Global Success Award One Direction
2013 Special Recognition Award War Child
2013 Critics’ Choice Tom Odell
All bags available at www.zatchels.com
Monochrome is a massive trend to look out for this SS13. Designers have shied away from girly cuts and softer palettes and presented us with a radically different direction.
Leading the way in our Monochrome movement is Marc Jacobs, who kicked off New York Fashion week with a jaw dropping black and white only catwalk. He was closely followed by other designers like Jonathon Saunders whom in stark contrast to his previous pastels and sweet looking summer collections produced a punch packing black and white collection too, which only suggests we are amidst a huge shift in SS trends.
Even though each designer has put their own take on this trend revolution whether it be Geometric themes and prints like Marc Jacobs or pretty and flowery like Prada, the key to this look seems to be simplicity. Bold shapes and sharp silhouettes give monochrome impact and stature that it’s pastel predecessor of SS12 just didn’t have and we love it!
Here are Zatchels Monochrome Picks:
Zatchels Black Saddle Bag £60.00
all featured bags are available at www.zatchels.com
Instead of couture and out there design concepts, this years London Fashion Week was all about work wear. Inspired collections from Mulberry to Burberry showcasing the art of power dressing peppered with style. Pastels were prevalent with creamy hues of green, yellows, pinks and blues. Shape wise it was all simple cuts, pencil skirts, peplum and blazers.
House of Holland and Vivienne Westwood showed that work wear doesn’t have to be dull with their fun takes on office chic. Renowned for their bold patterns and ostentatious designs even they reigned it in and presented a more ‘finished’ look with clean lines and more minimalist looks.
Get the look ….
With a cross body strap, Zatchels are perfect for use as a laptop carrier to take to the office or meetings. Burberry Prorsum injected metallics and textures to give added dimension to the trench coat look. Achieve this by accessorising with a metallic or textured Satchel.
With pastels set to take their big return this SS13 here are a selection of Zatchels from the ‘Pastel Collection’ that will be sure to get your work friends green with envy at the same time as adding a splash of femininity and girly chic to an otherwise mundane office day.
For Zatchels full range of sizes and collection go to www.zatchels.com
What will St Valentine bring you this year? A new man? A new love? A new bag?……Zatchels are bringing an air of romance to their latest collection with a heart themed line that we defy you not to fall in love with.
Make Zatchels your perfect partner this year with a kitsch and fun design that embraces all that is love. With Red, White and Pink palettes this collection of bags will make your eyes pop and your heart stop.
What better way to express your feelings for a loved one than a Limited Edition gift that will last longer than any roses or chocolates. Available in sizes 11.5”, 13”, or 14.5” and priced from £99, you can even use our engraving service to etch in your personal message for that special someone.
Not got your own Romeo? Treat yourself to barrel or saddle Priced from £45 and £65! Available now in a variety of colours from www.zatchels.com
Now sit back, enjoy and watch the love between you and your Zatchels blossom.