A last minute trip to England in December to visit my family before Christmas included a couple of nights in London. For anyone who knows me well, knows that I will always find time to visit my favorite store: Liberty. The challenge—to purchase a British made product, a selfish gift for me!  The iconic Tudor building is a treasure trove of goodies, and during this past visit I encountered a melancholy moment when I saw this snakeskin-style satchel—it screamed must-have!

As a child, a school satchel was your dreary, dull bag that carried your books to school every day, but over the last couple of year’s traditional manufacturing methods have returned, and this little leather bag has become a retro trend, re-birthed as a stylish version of its former self.

Flowers, neon, polka dot, metallic and bold colours dazzle this sturdy little handmade cross-body, top-handle tote.  What was once a boring accessory as part of your school uniform now rocks any outfit—and now adds a smile to my day.

At Liberty, I chose the cracked snakeskin print leather satchel—Zatchels lovingly handmade in England. Ahh, xoxo.