The Zatchels Blog

July 3, 2014

Fashion Blogger “Rosie-Glow” Showcases Zatchels at Glastonbury

Nothing says summer more than Glastonbury Festival – one of the UK’s biggest and best! An an event that proudly kicks off the festival season with its heady mix of fashion, music and culture.

And of course Zatchels are as keen as most brands to be seen at this festival, as in recent years it has been the summer hangout for ultra-stylish celebrities and fashionistas the world over with the likes of Alexa Chung, Laura Whitmore, Cara Delevingne,  and Kate Moss all seasoned regulars.

Fashion blogger "Rosie-glow" showcasing her Mint Pastel Backpack

Fashion Blogger “Rosie-glow” Showcasing her Mint Pastel Backpack

Influential UK fashion blogger Rosie Blake from Manchester was there amongst the fashion crowd looking effortlessly stylish with our Mint Pastel Backpack as her must-have accessory for Glastonbury.

It is no surprise that Rosie chose this particular backpack, as they already have been popular amongst the fashion press having previously been seen in the likes of Company, Look and Grazia magazines.

We love how Rosie has styled her look and feel our backpack adds a pop of colour against her beautifully soft boho style – and absolutely perfect for festivals!

Fashion blogger Rosie Blake shows off her festival style

Fashion Blogger Rosie Blake’s Festival Style

Showcasing her festival style on her blog “Rosie-glow” she describes her Zatchels as a “mint green beauty” that was none other that “backpack perfection.” Telling her readers how it’s real leather so strong enough and large enough to hold all her “festival essentials whilst still looking super-stylish” we couldn’t agree more!

Zatchels Mint Pastel Backpack

Zatchels Mint Pastel Backpack

Want to know more? Click here to take a look at Rosie’s blog post.

Added to this …You can now purchase our Mint Pastel Backpack with an incredible 50% off until Monday 7th July 2014 in the Zatchels Flash Summer Sale.

#ZATCHELSFLASHSUMMERSALE

 

 

June 19, 2014

The Lord Mayor of York officially opens Zatchels store

The Right Honorable Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of York officially open the Zatchels boutique store on Friday 10th June 2014 with Zatchels Directors Dean Clarke, Brian Brady and York store manager Lisa Fisher. Once the ribbon was cut, The Lord Mayor officially welcomed Zatchels to the thriving city of York with doors officially opened the team warmly welcomed customers, press, bloggers, local dignitaries and business owners to their Shambles based store.

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The Lord Mayor of York officially opens Zatchels store

As part of the official opening soiree Zatchels revealed a brand new collection of satchels and bags entitled the Rose Garden Collection.

The collection includes the ‘York Rose’ print design which plays homage to the iconic floral emblem of the City of York. The print consists of large bold white rose pattern with black drawn outline that is seen in repeat across a backdrop of pastel leathers and with contrasting white leather handles, gusset panels and attachments. Proudly positioned within the store window the new collection attracted plenty of attention from the passing shoppers, and was a firmed favourite with the Lady Mayoress.

Zatchels exclusive "York Rose" print satchel

Zatchels exclusive “York Rose” print satchel

The event was supported by local York businesses Crumb Cupcakery who provided delicious miniature cupcakes for our guests and the Hebden Tea Company a small family ran business situated on the Shambles who provided Piña Colada and Earl Grey with Blood Orange tea infusions for guests. Any summer soiree would not be complete without strawberries which were kindly provided by Sweet Eve Strawberries.

 

Cupcakes provided by "Crumb Cupcakery" and strawberries by "Sweet Eve Strawberries"

Cupcakes provided by “Crumb Cupcakery” and strawberries by “Sweet Eve Strawberries”

Guests enjoyed a tour of the store and introduction to Zatchels collections presented by the store retail team. On departure they received an event goody bag which included a Zatchels leather barrel bag, nail polishes by Ciate, Cosmetics by Rituals and snacks by Pop Chips.

The Zatchels brand new retail store comprises of 1000 sq ft of retail space which is styled with a modern heritage feel and opened on Friday 25th April 2014 within the popular shopping destination of The Shambles in York.

With buildings dating back to the late 14th and 15th century and a mention within Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086 The Shambles in York are one of the most preserved medieval streets in the world and a popular shopping destination with a high footfall. It also makes the perfect location for Zatchels that has become synonymous with celebrating the best of British design and manufacturing that is exported successfully around the world.

Zatchels Store, 18 The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LZ

To view all collections visit www.zatchels.com

May 21, 2014

Zatchels Unveil York Boutique Store

Zatchels continue to go from strength to strength and we are pleased to let you know that we have opened two brand new stores this month. Starting with our boutique store within The Shambles, one of the most famous streets in the historic city of York, and quickly followed by an outlet shop at Freeport in Braintree, Essex.  These two new stores are just one part of our UK and global expansion plans, and compliment our two existing retail outlets at Westfield London and at our HQ in Leicester.

The Exterior of Zatchels York Boutique Store

The Exterior of Zatchels York Boutique Store

This brand new Zatchels retail store comprises 1000 sq ft of retail space which is styled with a modern heritage feel and opened on Friday 25th April 2014 within the popular shopping destination of The Shambles in York. This boutique store is a perfect mix of classic antique fittings and crisp contemporary finishes including a 12 ft vintage counter and traditional glass display units. The York store carries a full selection of Zatchels mainline collections of handcrafted leather bags and accessories for women, men, and children.

Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

An Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

An Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

It is also the first opportunity to see Zatchels new branding which will be rolled out across all areas of the business between now and the 1st August. Featuring a simple, yet bold fox motif that celebrates the company’s manufacturing base and heritage in Leicestershire.

An Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

An Interior View of the Zatchels Boutique Store in York

With buildings dating back to the late 14th and 15th century and a mention within Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086 The Shambles in York are one of the most preserved medieval streets in the world and a popular shopping destination with a high footfall. It also makes the perfect location for Zatchels that has become synonymous with celebrating the best of British design and manufacturing that is exported successfully around the world.

Zatchels Retail Stores

Zatchels, 18 The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LZ

Zatchels, Ground Floor, Westfield London, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF

Zatchels Outlet Store, Freeport Braintree, Charter Hill, Chapel Way, Braintree, Essex CM77 8YH

Zatchels Factory Shop, Charter Street, Leicester, LE13UD

May 9, 2014

Behind the scenes: Men’s Collection Photoshoot

To celebrate the launch of our new Men’s Collection we thought we would give you a behind the scenes look at our latest product photography shoot.

Our photographers fit perfectly with the Zatchels brand with their open plan studio housed in a converted old school building – we love being able to make use of this amazing space to create just the right styling for our bags.  Plus a real added bonus is to be able to hang out with Ron the resident studio dog for the day.

Setting up for the shoot - Ron the studio dog - Products being prepared for photography

Shoot Set-up – Zatchels Menswear Collection

With our new shapes and styles for menswear all made from beautiful tonal leathers, the team behind the shoot really wanted to do the bags justice by getting exactly the right lighting and look. As the bags are made from softer leather they require more preparation and attention to position them just so. This often takes positioning ourselves at rather odd angles and some careful positioning.

Each setup can vary but with an average of 10-12 shots taken until we are happy with the angle, colour and overall look and style, you see how much time and detail goes into just one finished image. With 12 products to shoot, 5 group shots as well as close detail shots  it all adds up to an intense day of shooting!

William behind the scenes shooting angle backpack shots up on a step ladder.

Getting just the right angle is not always as easy as you might think!

These images were also used for our recent menswear launch at our Zatchels’ Press Day at Westfield London where the likes of Luxury & Accessories Editor from The Telegraph viewed the collection alongside a host of bloggers and stylists, as well as being able to visit the new location for the Zatchels store which is now on the ground floor next to other premium fashion brands.

behind the scenes backpack group shots

Zatchels Menswear Range – Group Shots

So far our new menswear bags are proving popular across all of our stores, press and online with one International customer buying three of the bags immediately on the first week of launch. When you see the pictures from our shoot you can see why they have been such an instant hit.

Damson leather backpack detailed close up shot

Zatchels – Damson Leather Backpack

This blog post is just a little insight into what we got up to on our Menswear shoot, so if you have enjoyed this glimpse behind the scenes? Why not shop the full menswear collection at www.zatchels.com

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Group Shot – Zatchels Messenger Bags

Finished detailed shot of the three men's portfolio cases

Details of the leather men’s portfolio cases

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May 4, 2014

DJ Duo “The Glitter Beats” tell us why they love their Zatchels #MyZatchels

In celebration of our current #MYZATCHELS campaign we invited London DJ Duo “The Glitter Beats” tell us why they love their Zatchels within a guest blog post

After around 6 months of searching for the perfect bag to take along to our DJ sets, we have finally found one…. The Silver Solar Sparkle Satchel. Not only does it perfectly match our image, it is the perfect size for our DJ equipment and beauty essentials!

DJ Duo "The Glitter Beats" with their Solar Sparkle Zatchels

DJ Duo “The Glitter Beats” with their Solar Sparkle Zatchels

At one of our most recent gigs at Londons trendiest venue, The Cuckoo Club, we were the headline DJs for new minicab app, Bounce. As soon as we arrived heads started turning and compliments started flowing, mainly in the direction of our Zatchels. Everyone wanted to know where they were from and if they could have their own, of course we pointed them in the right direction!

Duo "The Glitter Beats" with their Zatchels at the launch of new app "Bounce"

Duo “The Glitter Beats” with their Zatchels at the launch of new app “Bounce”

This über cool accessory is the perfect size for our Macbook Pro, Monster Diamond Tear Headphones and our favorite lipstick. The adjustable strap and slick design makes them easy to carry and manoeuvre our way through the fashion-obsessed crowds.

 Our Top 5 Tracks Right Now:

1. Chainsmokers – #Selfie

2. Danson & Matlon Hoffstadt – Shake That

3. Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You (MK Remix)

4. Wankelmut & Emma Lousie – My Head Is A Jungle

5. Lorde – Royals (Ross Horkings Remix)

 

"The Glitter Beats" at work!

“The Glitter Beats” at work!

Holographic print is everywhere this season and with the Silver Sparkle Satchel we are right on trend. Join the gliteratti and style yours with white skinny jeans and a cute cami and blazer combo for an effortless daytime look. Going out? The Silver Solar Sparkle Satchel is also available in a handy smaller size and carried as a clutch bag is all you need to ensure all eyes are on you.

We’re all about making a statement and the Silver Solar Sparkle Satchel ensures we do just that. We literally don’t know where we’d be without our Zatchels!

To “shop the look” visit : http://www.zatchels.com/silver-solar-sparkle-kids-satchel-3062.html

To get involved within our #MYZATCHELS campaign visit http://www.zatchels.com/myzatchels

 

 

 

April 9, 2014

Kellog’s Special K Advert Features Zatchels

Zatchels are excited to have been featured in the May edition of Glamour magazine as part of an advertorial by Kellogs Special K in conjunction with celebrity stylist Gemma Rose Breger.

Special K is synonymous with the colour red, and our bags in the same colour was an obvious choice especially as our red satchel is consistently our number one bestseller season after season.

Zatchels can be seen featured prominently across the whole article with our classic red satchel and red & white polka satchels taking centre stage and even our chestnut micro satchel makes an appearance.

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Glamour Magazine Kellog’s Special K promotional feature with Zatchels Red Polka Dot Satchel

 

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Glamour Magazine Kellogs Special K Promotional Feature with Zatchels Chestnut micro satchel 

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Kellogs Special K promotional feature with Zatchels Classic Red Satchel 

Our bags were chosen by renowned stylist Gemma Rose Breger whose illustrious career started in New York before switching to the UK and working with brands, publishers and TV shows such as Glamour, Hello, Net A Porter, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, ASOS, X Factor, Made in Chelsea, and Britain’s Next Top Model as well as celebrities such as Rihanna, Joanna Lumley, Amber Le Bon, Fearne Cotton, Ella Henderson, Union J and Britney Spears.

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Stylist Gemma Rose Breger tweets a pic of the Zatchels bags she has called in for the Kellogs Special K Shoot

Stylist Gemma shares her love of discovering Zatchels

“I love Zatchels bags… perfect for adding a modern update to your outfit. The satchel bags are great for fitting enough for my work day, plus my laptop that comes everywhere with me. I love that they come in a range of prints. I’m also a huge fan of the backpacks, especially the mint green. I’m always drawn to bags that are practical and stylish. If I can be hands free to carry all the clothes when prepping for photo shoots, then it makes my day so much easier!”

We love the way Gemma Rose has combined catwalk styling with high street fashion showing how our Zatchels customers and Glamour magazine readers can effortlessly get some of the key looks of the season without necessarily breaking the bank balance.

To ‘Shop the Look’ visit www.zatchels.com

To read Gemma Rose Breger’s fashion blog visit www.wearisitfrom.com

April 4, 2014

Made in Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue Blogs About Zatchels

Made in Chelsea star and fashion blogger Rosie Fortescue has just created an amazing style blog featuring Zatchels pastel violet satchel that is a key piece within our #Springwishlist campaign.

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

Zatchels are über-excited about the timing of this fantastic article on Rosie’s www.atfashionforte.com blog given the new series of Made in Chelsea hits E4 on Monday night.  As big fans of the show its great to see one of the most stylish members of the cast wearing Zatchels to create a real fashion statement, whilst also being very wearable for Zatchels customers that want to ‘Get the Look’. 

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

We absolutely adore Rosie’s style, and her fashion blog that she set up whilst completing her degree in History of Art at Goldsmiths University, clearly demonstrates her great fashion sense and ability to mix designer pieces with more affordable brands.

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

Made in Chelsea Star & Fashion Blogger Rosie Fortescue Wearing Zatchels

As avid viewers of Made in Chelsea, AtFashionForte is a great way to find out what outfits Rosie and her friends are wearing whilst watching the show. Fun, playful and such a great mix of directional and wearable pieces – Zatchels  will definitely following Rosie’s stylish wardrobe on & off set.

To ‘Shop the Look’ visit www.zatchels.com

Rosie’s blog can be found at www.atfashionforte.com

Made in Chelsea new series airs on Monday, 7th April on E4

 

 

 

April 1, 2014

Bloggers Get The Look #springwishlist

To celebrate our #SpringWishList campaign we have invited two blogger’s to share their love of  Zatchels and show us how they get the look with two of our spring collection bags.

Yummy mummy fashion and beauty blogger Liza styles her look with a the pastel baby blue tote and Interior design creative Meg’s show’s her fashionable take on how to wear our pastel cream saddle bag.

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Wonderful-You Blogger Meg’s wears the Zatchels cream saddle bag £60.00

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Wonderful-You Blogger Meg’s wears the Zatchels cream saddle bag £60.00

Wonderful-You blogger Megs add’s

“Pastels will be huge this SS14 – and what better way to introduce them in to your wardrobe than with this gorgeous cream saddle bag from Zatchels. I love the clean, compact design and the size is perfect to accommodate those summer essentials.”

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Glambeautys.com blogger Liza wears our Pastel baby blue tote £125

Glambeautys.com blogger Liza add’s

“I really love the classic tote design and hey it’s definitely going to fit all your Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines you are reading right now. I think it would look gorgeous with a baby blue cami, white skinny jeans and a floral kimono. Perfect for summer and I can’t wait to style it with many more outfits.”

Discover more about our #springwishlist guest blogger’s by checking out both of their blogs below.

UK Beauty & Fashion Blog: www.glambeautys.com 

http://www.wonderful–you.blogspot.co.uk/

Shop the Zatchels Pastel Tote Collection now online at

http://www.zatchels.com/bags/totes/pastel-totes.html

Shop the Zatchels Pastel Saddle Bag Collection online at

http://www.zatchels.com/bags/saddle-bags/pastel-saddle-bag-collection/cream-pastel-leather-saddle-bag.html

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March 26, 2014

Shop the Look – Zatchels’ Spring Wishlist

With lots of new products hitting the Zatchels’ website for Spring Summer 2014, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite new styles and how they can be worn taking inspiration from A-list celebrities and catwalk shows.

Jessica Alba & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Wearing Blue (Centre) Zatchels Blue Satchels #Springwishlist

Jessica Alba & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Wearing Blue (Centre) Zatchels Blue Satchels #Springwishlist

One of the biggest colours of the season is blue – and we love it – from the soft muted tones of our baby blue bags to the more vibrant cornflower satchel seen above. Blue is also an absolute classic for Spring when worn with nautical stripes and we particularly like this fresh update.

Keira Knightley and Kirsten Dunst Wearing Nautical Stripes (Right) Zatchels' Baby Blue Saddle Bag & Harmony Satchel in Navy / Cream

Keira Knightley and Kirsten Dunst Wearing Nautical Stripes (Right) Zatchels Baby Blue Saddle Bag & Harmony Satchel in Navy / Cream #Springwishlist

With lots of weddings on the way for Spring, pastels and florals are also at the top of our #springwishlist especially when worn together incorporating pastel violet and delicate green shades, as well as the brighter daffodil yellow.

(Left) Collections by Giorgio Armani and Giambattista Valli (Right) Zatchels Quilted Clutch Bag and Violet  Barrel Bag

(Left) Collections by Giorgio Armani and Giambattista Valli (Right) Zatchels Quilted Clutch Bag and Violet Barrel Bag #Springwishlist

Zatchels’ bags are effortless to wear whether dressing them up or down – so one of our other favourite looks for the season is monochrome. A great way to take your wardrobe through this transitional period with its changeable weather and still look fantastic when the sun does shine.

Beyonce Wearing Monochrome (Centre) Zatchels' Quilted Saddle Bag and Micro Satchel #Springwishlist

Beyonce Wearing Monochrome (Centre) Zatchels Quilted Saddle Bag and Micro Satchel #Springwishlist

Our final item on our #springwishlist are these pastel backpacks that are just in time for the festival season. So get yourself this off-duty casual A-lister look by teaming with a simple vest, denim and checks.

Agyness Deyn and Gwen Stefani Wearing Checks and Vests (Right) Zatchels Coral and Mint Pastel Backpacks #Springwishlist

Agyness Deyn and Gwen Stefani Wearing Checks and Vests (Right) Zatchels Coral and Mint Pastel Backpacks #Springwishlist

 

To shop our latest Spring Summer trends, just visit www.zatchels.com or visit our facebook page for more inspiration https://www.facebook.com/Zatchels

 

March 12, 2014

Get the Look! Men’s Spring Summer 2014 Backpack Satchel

Not only are we seeing men’s backpacks all over the Spring Summer 2014 catwalks, but some of the world’s A list celebrities can be seen sporting this look from the likes of David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z and Liam Hemsworth.

Ryan Gosling Backpack Zatchels Mens OxbloodSatchel

Ryan Gosling Wearing a Backpack

Known for their sporting, acting and musical prowess as well as their sense of style, these celebrities have gone for backpacks due to their casual laidback styling and Zatchels love the way that wearing both straps is now back on trend and fully shows off the bags.

Kanye West wears a Backpack - Zatchels Chestnut Satchel

Kanye West Wearing a Backpack

Zatchels backpack satchels can be dressed up or down with fully detachable backpack straps, handle, strap & slider as standard and come in the larger 16″ and 17.5″ sizes and in our fashion edit colours of Stock Blue, Chestnut, Graphite and Oxblood.

David Beckham and Liam Hemsworth Wearing a Backpack - Zatchels

David Beckham and Liam Hemsworth Wearing Backpacks

You don’t need to be an A lister to get your hands on one of Zatchels new Men’s Edit range of satchels, but it will definitely add some star quality.

Men's Fashion Edit - SS14 - Zatchels Graphite Satchel - Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal Wearing Backpacks

To shop the look – visit http://www.zatchels.com/bags/full-collections-1/mens-satchel-edit.html