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The Whipstitch Saddlebag
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The Whipstitch Saddlebag
The Whipstitch Saddlebag
The Whipstitch Saddlebag
The Whipstitch Saddlebag
Product Details
A fresh take on our favorite saddlebag, this one is whipstitched by hand for a made-in-the-'70s vibe. The perfect size for all your daily must-carries (phone, keys, sunscreen), it closes with one of our signature collar studs.
  • Made of vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Collar stud closure.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 13 3/4" shoulder drop at shortest.
  • 7 3/4"H x 10 5/8"W x 3 1/2"D.
  • Import.
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The Whipstitch Saddlebag

The Whipstitch Saddlebag is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This bag is the babeliest. I knew I would like this bag when I saw it online since it looks simple and functional, and I'm totally basic like that. I'm not really a handbag sort of gal, but I knew it was meant to be when I got this bag in the mail. The leather is thick and sturdy, not soft and floppy. It's got a good sheen to it and I know that it will get a nice patina just from being carried around. There are two pockets inside; one just fits my phone, and the other is great for receipts and other paper things I want to keep flat (or gum wrappers, because they need somewhere to go). The body of the bag fits a clutch wallet, some lip balm, and my sunglasses, which is really all I need. I have gotten a ton of compliments on it, which is nice because it's such a simple, stylish piece. The whipstitch makes it look a bit more unique. Honestly, I'm pretty into it. I think you will be too.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute with lots of space This bag is so cute and I always get a ton of compliments on it. It has plenty of storage and I can fit way more things in it than I expected. It is a lot lighter brown color than I expected but still beautiful, fun and perfect for summer!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful leather bag I love, love love this bag! The leather is really substantial and the style is gorgeous -- looks much more expensive than it is. But most importantly it's the perfect size. It fits my large wallet, keys, phone, and Madewell sunglasses case, so it's perfect for short trips and when I want to be hands free. It could possibly even fit a small water bottle. It's also really comfortable to wear -- the strap doesn't feel too heavy. The only downside is the underside of the strap is really rough leather so it doesn't slide smoothly on your shoulder, but perhaps this keeps it from sliding off your shoulder or moving around a lot. I love my bag so much.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL BAG!!!! I got this for a great price, but it is worth full price! Perfect size and nice leather, but the stitching is gorgeous!!!! Neutral color will go year 'round and it has enough room for my Madewell larger wallet, glasses and other necessities without being too big and heavy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND if it is available.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bag I love this bag, perfect size and color goes with everything.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag This bag is not only gorgeous, it is roomy and comfortable too! I'd buy it in multiple colors.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Bag :-) Love the size, the leather some what! I think the straps are too thin and it may wear out very fast. But great size. I was looking for a bag exactly like this were I can fit a book or small notebook. The leather is a bit dull, but good.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large saddlebag I love the "braided" edges and the clasp. I wish the leather was a little softer and not as stiff. Holds all the stuff I need for errands and more.
Date published: 2017-08-01
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