Review: Summer Satchel from Yoshi*

You all know how much I love my satchels, so I was delighted when I was offered a Yoshi satchel to review. This wasn’t a company I had heard of before, but I’d seen one of their Coral satchels in the window of a local leather shop and fallen in love with the colour. After deliberating sizes I decided on the 14″ Belforte* (£65.00).

 photo 2014-06-16160119_zpsfc9e96af.jpgThe colour definitely didn’t disappoint when it turned up (bonus points for the company – it was the best packed satchel I have received, loads of bubble wrap, and a gorgeous cherry-print dust bag too) as its summery, bright and very feminine, but not quite as neon as it looks on the site. I fell in love with their Pale Green colour too, so I can only imagine how gorgeous this looks like in the flesh!  The one complaint I do have about the colour is that it isn’t particularly even – there’s a few little black specks on mine. I actually don’t mind them, it makes it look less perfect so I’m less pretentious about using it (with my main satchel I was paranoid about it until it received its first slightly scratch – five months in!).

 photo 2014-06-16160133_zps493afc61.jpgI find the leather quality to be high, although it is a little thinner than my others. Its definitely a lot more flexible, which is great as I can stuff a cardigan in there for chilly evenings, but despite the thinness the straps haven’t taken any noticeable battering during the first few weeks of use. I’m going to be doing a satchel comparison post soon, so you’ll be able to see more closely what I mean!

I’ve loved having a more summery-coloured bag for sunny days, its added an extra something to my outfit and as its more smallest satchel it means I’m carting much less rubbish around! Huge thanks to Yoshi for sending me this satchel to review (remember, all opinions are my own, and I’ve not been paid to write any positive comments) – they have some lovely satchels and clearly follow seasonal trends so I definitely recommend keeping an eye on the site. I’ve been informed their AW/14 Collection will be launching in the next few months so I’m keeping my eyes peeled…
Do you have a summer bag?
  • Beautiful satchel! The color is amazing. I’ve always loved satchel. I’ve ordered a baby blue satchel at Chosth and I’m waiting for it to arrive.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

    • A baby blue one sounds lovely…I might have to add one to my wishlist! x

  • That is such a good satchel for summer – I only own one and it’s a very dark brown! I think I need something more feminine and summery 🙂 It’s a really good size for carrying uni books around in too!

    Emily x

    • Brown satchels are definitely the most versatile though, so you made a great first choice! x

  • This looks amazing! Funnily enough I’ve also been in contact with Yoshi!! I’m looking for a really versatile satchel at a reasonable price because I like to overstuff my bags to the point that the handles snap haha 🙂

    • Its definitely a bag which can be stuffed as the leather is flexible! Would love to see a post if you get one 🙂 x

  • what an adorable satchel! 🙂 that colour is beautiful!

    • Thank you, I’m loving the colour right now! x

  • This is such a gorgeous colour! I have a peachy orange satchel from the Cambridge Satchel company and I just think they really brighten and smarten up almost any outfit 🙂

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Thank you! I’d love a mint-green one next, but I also want a navy one, and a cream one – I just love satchels! x

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