5 Reasons Why You Need A Zatchels Leather Satchel In Your Capsule Wardrobe

There’s no denying that the world of fashion is fast-paced. Trends are constantly coming and going, and keeping up can be both exhausting and expensive. For this reason, attitudes towards fashion are starting to change and growing numbers of us are embracing slower, more sustainable shopping principles.

One idea that has become increasingly popular as more shoppers try and resist fast fashion is the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Centred around cutting back on the amount of clothes we wear and own, a capsule wardrobe focuses on pieces that will always be useful and always look good. 

What Is A Capsule Wardrobe?

First things first, you might be wondering what a capsule wardrobe actually is. After all, the concept of a capsule wardrobe has taken the world by storm, but it’s understandable to be concerned about whether it’s just another silly trend that will die out soon. In fact, a capsule wardrobe is the complete opposite of this fast and consumerist way of styling.

A capsule wardrobe is essentially a curated collection of essential, high-quality clothing and accessories that can work together to create a wide range of outfits. Whereas fast fashion is focused on continually changing your outfits to stay up to date with the most current trends, the goal of a capsule wardrobe is to streamline your closet or chest of drawers, reduce clutter, and focus on timeless pieces that stand the test of time.

Why Add A Zatchels Leather Satchel To Your Capsule Wardrobe?

There’s certainly no need to neglect your personal style if you are considering creating a capsule wardrobe, but there are undoubtedly some items which align perfectly with the concept no matter your tastes and one is the iconic leather satchel. Thanks to a wonderfully classic design and exceptional functionality, satchel bags really highlight everything that collating a capsule wardrobe is all about. 

At Zatchels, we are proud to have created a wide range of classic handmade leather satchels that embrace these capsule wardrobe principles. Here’s why our leather satchel is a must-have for anybody looking to streamline their style:

Timeless Style

For a capsule wardrobe to work, it needs to include items that you will want to wear time and time again. Anything that can only be described as fast or temporary fashion needs to go, with a focus instead on pieces that transcend the test of time. The satchel bag epitomises this principle, with a rich history that shows just how popular this style of bag has been even when other bag trends come and go. When we design our own Zatchels leather satchels, we have kept this history at the very heart of even our most innovative designs, guaranteeing you a timeless accessory that will hold a special place in your capsule wardrobe.

Long Lasting

Quality is also key in a capsule wardrobe. Even if your intentions are in the right place and you do cut back on the number of items you own, choosing low-quality pieces will mean they are more likely to wear out and need replacing quickly. By choosing clothing and accessories that have been lovingly made from high-quality materials, your capsule wardrobe will actually last as long as it should.

Few materials are as long-lasting and durable as leather and this makes a Zatchels leather satchel the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe! All of our bags are handmade using high-quality and hardwearing British leather and come with a lifetime guarantee that stands as a marker of the expert craftsmanship that goes into making each and every one of our bags.

dark brown leather satchel


Versatility is a crucial element of a successful and functional capsule wardrobe. Every piece of clothing and every accessory in your collection should be capable of mixing and matching with other items so that you always have the option of different outfit combinations despite an initially limited selection. 

A Zatchels handmade leather satchel is the ideal accessory for this purpose as its classic shape and traditional buckles can complement any outfit and activity. However, the Zatchels leather satchel range doesn’t stop there, so if such a traditional design isn’t right for your personal style, you can still embrace the benefits of a satchel in your capsule wardrobe with a more unique design like our micro leather satchel.

woman in flowery skirt holding micro leather satchel

Practical Design

Leather satchels also offer a particularly practical design which is great in a capsule wardrobe where limited options will mean that you want the bags you do have available to be as functional as they are stylish. 

That’s why the Zatchels handmade leather satchel is designed to make staying organised and comfortable easy no matter what you might find yourself doing. Whether you’re heading into the office or out for lunch with friends, the multiple pockets and compartments are perfect for keeping all of your belongings right where you need them. The practical leather strap further enhances the clever design of our leather satchel as it is easily adjustable and can be worn on your shoulder or as a cross-body bag. 

leather satchel compartments

Tailored To You

What really makes a Zatchels leather satchel stand out, however, is the different personalisation options available. Whether you want to choose a unique, bright or bold colour, add a special engraving to the bag, or shorten the straps for a tailored fit, the options to make your bag your own are endless. You can even add a splash or extra colour or detail if you wish and attach one of our fun bag charms to your leather satchel! All of these personalisation options mean that you can be certain that your capsule wardrobe contains a special touch and includes a bag that you will want to treasure forever.

example of personalised engraving on leather satchel