I’ve never believed in love at first sight… until Sunday just passed.
Let me introduce you to my Zatchels bag.
Isn’t it beautiful?
Last Thursday, Zatchels had a blogger event at their new sales area in Westfield London. I had planned to go but, unfortunately, a late-turn at work put a stop to that, however, as K and I were spending the day in London on Sunday, we made our first port of call Westfield so I could visit the stand.
I’ve only been to Westfield once before and I’d forgotten how huge it is – there’s so many stores there! Despite finding ourselves a little confused about where we were, we soon found the Zatchels store and I was greeted warmly by the staff.
Then it happened.
Tilly gave me my very own Zatchels bag.
*insert excited squawk*
I’ve admired the Zatchels brand from afar for such a long time so I’m completely thrilled to now have one of my own. I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love this bag (which is good considering I’m a blogger, eh?)
After giving me my bag and me thanking her profusely for making me the happiest girl in the land, Tilly asked if I would like my bag personalised at which point one of her colleagues set off to the machine to create my own nameplate for the bag.
While he worked away, the two girls and I stood chatting and putting the world to rights. Poor K got a bit bored and wandered off, bless him (he later told me he couldn’t get a signal on his phone so he couldn’t even occupy himself with that so he just sat on a chair staring into space, haha!)
A short while later and my bag was handed back to me – complete with a ‘LilliesandLove’ badge on the front.
There are a few different styles of Zatchels bag in their range and you can choose from numerous colours and designs too; I’m sure that most people would be able to find one to suit their personality. My bag is a 17.5-inch, dark brown leather ‘Classic Satchel’ and is the perfect size to become my ‘blogging bag’ – it fits my laptop and charger, plus notebook and pens in it easily, and also has room to fit a camera in there too. It’s just perfect for me!
If you haven’t heard of Zatchels before, I’ll fill you in briefly…
Zatchels in a UK company and each bag is individually made by hand, meaning the quality is top-notch and a great deal of care and attention is put into each and every one. When you receive your bag, you get a certificate with it which tells you what date it was made, which team made it and who checked it’s quality before it left them. The bags are made from quality leather which means that if they’re looked after properly, there is absolutely no reason they couldn’t last a lifetime. I love the idea of that – I don’t think there’s many things these days that we can look at and consider them as potential heirlooms!
As I said, there’s a few different types of bag you can get and there was a huge display of different styles at their Westfield stand. I snapped a few pictures while I was there to show you:
As I said, there’s a huge range of designs and colours to choose from!
I’ve tweeted and Instagram’d about my new bag-love and I’ve had such a fantastic response from people, it seems I’m not the only one who loves Zatchels. What do you think? Do you love the Zatchels brand? Which bag would you pick from their range?