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The Berliner Satchel
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The Berliner Satchel
Product Details
With its structured but slouchy shape and rich textured leather, this go-anywhere satchel is both polished and effortlessly cool. Sling the top handles in the crook of your arm or slip on the detachable shoulder strap. Any way you carry it, this one is a winner (and will be for a long time to come).  
  • Leather.
  • Zip closure.
  • Interior zip pocket.
  • 17 3/4" shoulder strap.
  • 4 2/3" handle drop.
  • 10 7/16"H x 11 13/16"W x 5 1/8"D.
  • Import.
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The Berliner Satchel

The Berliner Satchel is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag I have coveted this bag since it first came out. I would go visit it at our mall. I finally grabbed this beautiful bag at the end of the season - I couldn't resist at 30% off. The soft pebbled leather and roomy inside, quality stitching - what's not to like. It's a great purse.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bag for all women This bag is both functional and gorgeous. I receive compliments on it any time I go out. With its soft leather, different straps, and inside pockets it is the perfect bag for any occasion and any woman.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second one, so ... Originally bought it in English Saddle because I loved the color, but truth is, I get a lot more use out of black bags, so bought a second. I love everything about this bag - gorgeous pebbled leather, perfect size for me, good pocket configuration, looks way more expensive than it is - except that when you use the shoulder strap it falls kind of weird. Sides pull up in a not very attractive fashion (in my opinion). Still, particularly when purchased on sale, this is such a great bag for the buck that I will happily use it.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag! This is an amazing bag! I waited until it went on sale, and then purchased it for quite a deal. The leather is very soft, but durable. It is the perfect size, while also not being bulky. I also really like that it zippers!
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for a long-term investment Granted I got this on sale with an extra 30% off, but not going to lie that this bag has been on my mind since it appeared in store. The high-quality leather and construction is better than a lot of other "designer" bags I've purchased or received in the past. My only wish is that the bag had a sturdier bottom and some of those little feet to protect the bottom. Buy it! You won't regret it.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful purse I absolutely love this purse. It is well made and gorgeous! The color is perfect.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Bag! I'm extremely picky when it comes to handbags but I found everything I've wanted in this purse. It easily transitions from the office to the bar after work. I have few items in my purse (wallet, planner, small cosmetic pouch) but the bag feels weirdly heavy when carrying. I don't have any problems with the zipper as other comments, but I'm sure that's just luck on my end (it doesn't seem to be a brand name Zipper, local zippers are hit or miss with quality). It's big enough that I can fit my 13" macbook with my usual things in it if needed but doesn't look weird if not filled to capacity. Love the cross body strap, and love even more that the handles are small so they don't get in the way when carrying cross body style. Looking forward to breaking the purse in, but nervous the leather will be easily scratched and compromise overall durability. Returned my designer purse I purchased same day before going to Madewell after seeing this perfect satchel!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Perfect size and color. Love the shoulder strap. Can be carried or used with shoulder strap. Inside pockets are good size.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bag Very well made, or maybe I should say Made Well ;-) Seems durable, sturdy. Classic design, hoping to use for years.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter bag! Great bag! In love with the color- muted deep teal. Perfect for winter! Large enough to carry all you need when walking around NY for the day. Happy there is a cross body shoulder strap. The only qualms: zippers are a bit tricky. Not as smooth as they should be. Also, would love one more pocket on the inside. Would be helpful to stay organized with such a big bag. All in all, very happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2014-12-11
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