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You’ll get attached to the leather from Satch

18 February, 2013

Nothing beats the look, or the longevity, of high quality leather, and if you’re a leather lover you can’t go past the range from Satch Handbags.  An Old Bus Depot Market stallholder from way back, Kevin Seymour and his wife Margaret produce a fantastic range of ladies handbags, purses, men’s wallets and men’s belts, all in beautiful Italian leather.

Classic styles in a great range of on-trend colours are their forte.  In fact, the Seymour’s add just a couple of new styles to their repertoire each year, preferring to stick with styles that combine functionality with good looks that will stand the test of time.  What’s more, all work is guaranteed.

Kevin has around 20 years experience working with leather.  His first job after school was with a saddler, which started a lifelong interest in the material.  Also on his resume is his work with top European fashion names Chanel and Balenciaga, so you know his designs are world-class.  Together with his wife Margaret, they create leather products with an attention to detail that can’t be replicated in the chain-stores.

And you won’t find Satch Handbags in the shops either.  Kevin and Margaret prefer to sell directly to the public, with the Old Bus Depot Markets the main outlet for their popular range of leather products.  Best sellers include the two-way backpack, an innovative design which combines both shoulder bag and back-pack, and is just perfect for travel and as an on-air luggage piece.  Another style which combines microfibre and leather (aka. the budget bag) has also proved popular.

Kevin and Margaret’s commitment to customer service is exemplified by an encounter with an Old Bus Depot Markets customer around 12 years ago.  “I like your bags,” she said.  “But why is the lining all black?”  Kevin shortly found out that the lady was vision impaired, and took it upon himself to make a bag with contrasting lining and send it to her (in Darwin) at no charge.  Since that day, the bags from Satch Handbags have been available in contrasting lining.

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