Saddler & Co

The Essential Bag in Black

This leather bag is designed to become one of your more treasured pieces, a familiar companion.

A leather bag to depend upon for every season. We are pleased to present the return of The Essential Bag in three elegant hues. We achieved an understated simplicity with this style that allows the inherent beauty of the leather to reveal itself.

The Essential bag is made from buttery soft Italian panel leather, with enough structure to showcase the clutch-inspired design. The narrow leather strap is simple and adjustable, providing the option of lightly slinging across the body or wearing it from the shoulder. The lining is made from natural cotton, in keeping with our commitment to celebrating quality materials and enhancing the utility of each bag. We purposefully created an uncomplicated bag, with little fuss or ostentation about it. Rather you will discover a minimal simplicity, and a look that will complement any wardrobe. 

Click here to complete your Essential Bag with the unique and individual touch of personalised heat stamping. The perfect way to enhance your leather bag with a classic monogram or personal name.

Here is just the right amount of room for the favourite essentials we love to carry such as: keys, wallet, perfume, glasses, and stationery. The end result is a thoughtful design and practical nature to the Essential Bag. 

  • Wearing the bag is a pleasant experience, as the beauty of authentic leather is that it warms to the touch and becomes softer with use.
  • You will be able to notice a subtle pebble grain in the leather characteristics and there is a beautiful sheen to the finish. 
  • The leather strap features a French point on the tip. This is a long tapered design with a square tip, and this technique is often found in historical saddlery designs. This type of point requires the skills of a craftsman as it is completed by hand, using a saddler’s round knife. 
  • Each bag is hand-finished with a whip stitch on both ends of each bag. 
  • Lined with natural cotton, featuring a small leather pouch pocket inside designed to fit your phone or keys.
  • Features solid brass dees. Bag closes with a brass YKK zipper and leather pull.
  • To care for this leather, we recommend using a small amount of leather conditioner every six months to maintain the supple finish. 
  • MEASURES: 300 mm long x 200 mm wide up to 60 mm gusset. Leather strap will hang up to 550-750mm adjustable drop from shoulder to bag. The strap length to middle hole measures 1300mm in total.

USE  Varied everyday use. Well suited to travelling for ease of wear against the body. There is the comfort of security knowing the bag is finished with a brass zipper and yet still accessible to the wearer. 

LEATHER  Bark tanned cowhide. Made in Italy. Full-Grain Panel Leather. 

STYLE NOTES  The Essential Bag pairs well in addition to the Classic Leather Tote for an elegant versatility. We use the Tote for work, and then pop the Essential bag inside ready for evening drinks or weekend adventures. 

You can mix and match this design with our other leather products. The Essential Bag will readily complement the following designs: The Phone Wallet, the Glasses case, the Daily clutch, or the matching Pocket Journal.

Each one is destined to be a much loved part of your Saddler & Co collection.

Bark tanned cowhide. Made in Italy. Full-Grain Panel Leather.

The process of making the Essential bag involves a careful selection of the best grade of leather. This requires time, and a personal eye, in order to ensure each bag is unique & beautiful. Each piece is selected and cut from the full grain leather hide, before sewing each bag using traditional methods, always in small batches.
Inspiration was taken to design this piece from a panel leather to allow the bag to mould softly to the wearer’s body, unobtrusive and easily accessible when slung over the shoulder. This leather will age gracefully with time.

Each hide of leather has its own characteristic markings and tone, and thus each one of our leather goods will be unique and individual. 
We've selected and graded this leather for its strength and ability to remain supple with a little care and leather conditioner. Click here to purchase a leather Care Kit.

Made in Australia. Each one of our leather goods is designed & handcrafted personally by the Saddler & Co workshop situated in Dubbo, Australia.

Every item is uniquely designed, prepared, cut, sewn, finished, and packaged in-house by our dedicated team. We source only the finest leathers, and grade them in house for each product.

As a brand we value supporting local businesses and other makers. Most of packaging, including boxes & print material, is made in Australia and completely recyclable.

When your chosen item is in stock, please allow up to 3 days for your order to ship. Alternatively, contact our team directly to arrange Express shipping.

The Saddler & Co range is limited in nature, made in small batches at a time. If your preferred item has sold out and specifies "PRE-ORDER" this means there will be a lead time on your order. A pre-order product will be scheduled for our next production run and we will update you on the approximate completion date.

Our team is happy to assist with your questions or discussing a specific timeframe. We appreciate your patience and understanding there may sometimes be a wait of up 4-6 weeks for Pre-Orders to be completed and shipped.

Patience is worthwhile for a piece that will be enjoyed for many a year.

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