Beau Satchelle’s product unveiling is dedicated to all passionate lovers of exotic luxuries and devotees that acquire and treasure exclusive accessories, or just enjoy studying the design journey of exceptional craftsmanship by traditional artisans.
Our luxury travel bag celebrates the leather craftsperson who strives for perfection in using simple, yet vital tools for manufacturing a work of art with his or her hands, two needles, thread and an awl. As years of dedicated training continue to result in perfectly manifested masterpieces made from leather hides and exotic skins, we thrive to bring unique bespoke pieces to accompany an immaculately dressed woman throughout her travels.
When Beau Satchelle’s designer, T. Michael acquired the wild American alligator skin for this particular project, it was somewhat smaller than most alligator skins he usually handles. When relating to alligators humanely caught from the wild, there are natural scars and markings that sometimes get in the way of using the entire piece. However, as with any artist, he envisioned an overnight “valise” that a woman of discerning and classic tastes would enjoy carrying. This carrier is sexy, lightweight and roomy enough to pack essentials for an overnight trip. This is a fun piece and to reflect that, we added our logo to be as bold as the bag itself.
This overnight companion will surely catch the envious eyes of passengers in First Class or being handled by the bell hop through the lobby of a boutique hotel. It was made for the fashionable, sophisticated woman who may collect a label or two, yet also adds to her wardrobe, discovery of independent emerging designers.
When it comes to the particulars, there are a few unique nuances in which one who understands the details of a bespoke bag will appreciate. For one, the bag’s side panels are sewn inward instead of outward to give it a boxier look. Another detail unique to this bag is the folded handles technique. Many duffle bag handles are rounded, but T. Michael wanted the alligator scales to be more pronounced by creating a flat effect and extending the length for more of a handbag look. The bag can accommodate a pair of shoes and a change of casual clothes rolled perfectly to prevent wrinkles, and a toiletry case to house bath and make-up essentials.
The exterior is made from Genuine Wild American Alligator and features a burgundy Plonge leather cowhide interior which is soft yet durable. A custom silver embroidered patch was added as a fun brand touch. Other details include: Silver toned hardware that was selected for the handles, D-Rings, shoulder strap buckle, spring snaps and bottom feet, a premium silver RiRi Zipper and a small interior flat pocket with a second interior smartphone pocket. The project took over 30 hours to complete; this prototype started with measurements drawn directly on the pieces (no templates), cutting the leather, assembling the pieces, proper hardware placement and hand stitching with black waxed Tigre thread. Lastly, the edges were hand painting and burnishing for a finished look.
As with any of our manufacturing team’s designs, every piece is a one off or can be crafted to fit for your specific tastes. The threads can either compliment the exterior or contrast for a pop of color. Hardware comes in several colors as well; silver, gold, rose gold and gun metal. RiRi zippers are premium and can also be ordered in various colors. You see, the sky is the limit! With many colors of alligator and multiple interior/exterior design combinations, we are here to accommodate your needs, desires or wants. Finally, as always, all of our pieces can be embossed with your initials or name.
We are excited to introduce this creation to the world and look forward to hearing your comments. -AJ
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