What's the Difference Between Satchels & Messenger Bags?

What's the Difference Between Satchels & Messenger Bags?14 Products

Satchels have been around for quite some time now, predating the discovery of the Americas and having been used by politicians in the era of the Roman Empire; they called it Loculus, meaning ‘little place’ and used satchels to carry personal belongs and food while on the go. Fast-forward through history and satchels would go on to become a stylish staple for British students in the 1950’s & 60’s. Messenger bags came about around this time too, and were most commonly used by postmen, messengers (hence the name), and couriers in the 50’s; they later became fashionable in the 70’s. Satchel bags, originally, were always made from leather & messenger bags were typically made from canvas.


Today there isn’t much difference between the two; both bags are commonly used as cross body bags and come in a range of materials today. Satchels and Messenger bags are both admired for their professional, sophisticated and stylish appearances. They’ve been around long enough to claim a title of timeless design.

We have added a new addition to our range of satchels & messengers with The Messenger in canvas, giving a nod to its origins.

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£94.50 GBP
Dimensions: L41cm x H30cm x W12cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cmExtendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm Fabric composition: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Hardware: Brass fittings and YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 back zip pocket, zip and buckle fastening to the main compartment. The perfect marriage...
£94.50 GBP
Fabric composition: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L41cm x H30cm x W12cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cmExtendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm Hardware: Brass fittings and YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 back zip pocket, zip and buckle fastening to the main compartment. The perfect marriage...
£92.00 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L38cm x H27cm x W6cm.Extendable shoulder strap: L78cm - L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 13" laptop capacity, extendable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket, 1 external zip pocket  This ultra compact and lightweight leather laptop case is...
£92.00 GBP
Fabrics: 100% suede leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L38cm x H27cm x W6cm.Extendable shoulder strap: L78cm - L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 13" laptop capacity, extendable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket, 1 external zip pocket  This ultra compact and lightweight suede leather laptop...
£92.00 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L38cm x H27cm x W6cm.Extendable shoulder strap: L78cm - L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 13" laptop capacity, extendable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket, 1 external zip pocket  This ultra compact and lightweight leather laptop case is...
£94.50 GBP
Fabric composition: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L41cm x H30cm x W12cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cmExtendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm Hardware: Brass fittings and YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 external pocket, 1 back zip pocket, 2 internal pockets, zip and buckle fastening to...
£94.50 GBP
Fabric composition: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L41cm x H30cm x W12cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cmExtendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm Hardware: Brass fittings and YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 external pocket, 1 back zip pocket, 2 internal pockets, zip and buckle fastening to...
£83.50 GBP
Fabric composition: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L28cm x H22cm x W8cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and YKK zippers. Features: Cream cotton detail. Buckle clip fastening. External buckle pocket. 1 internal zip pocket. 1 rear zip pocket.  The Harvard Mini Satchel is a smaller feminine addition to the MAHI...
£94.50 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L37cm x H28cm x W8cm, Top Handle: H4cm W3cm,Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 back zip pocket, 1 internal zip pocket, 1 front leather pouch style pocket, buckle fastening...
£94.50 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L37cm x H28cm x W8cm, Top Handle: H4cm W3cm,Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 back zip pocket, 1 internal zip pocket, 1 front leather pouch style pocket, buckle fastening...
£80.00 GBP
Fabrics: 100% cotton canvas and leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L37cm x H28cm x W9cm, Top Handle: H4cm W3cm,Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 back zip pocket, 1 internal zip pocket, 2 front pouch style pockets, zip...
£94.50 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L40cm x H32cm x W10cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cm.Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket plus 4 additional internal compartments. Reinforced sides to protect...
£94.50 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L40cm x H32cm x W10cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cm.Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket plus 4 additional internal compartments. Reinforced sides to protect...
£94.50 GBP
Fabrics: 100% leather exterior. 100% cotton lining interior. Dimensions: L41cm x H30cm x W9cm, Top Handle: L23cm W3cm.Extendable Shoulder Strap: L78cm-L145cm. Hardware: Brass fittings and robust YKK zippers. Features: 15″ laptop capacity, extendable detachable shoulder strap, top handle, 1 internal zip pocket, buckle fastening to the main compartment. Alongside our Oxford zip-up,...

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