Review: Coach Madison Small Kelsey Satchel in LeatherFebruary 11, 2014
Coach's brand revamp (don't click at work; mainpage has sound) has been an interesting one to behold; its move away from logo-laden accessories is a welcome aesthetic (despite their heftier price tags) for those of us snobs who sneer at conspicuous branding (ok, I realize this is highly hypocritical coming from someone who recently purchased this bag).
I entertained the idea of a gray bag some time ago and ordered the Coach Madison Kelsey Satchel to try out.
|Madison Small Kelsey Satchel | Prada Saffiano Lux Tote|
The interior features solid satin lining, two slip pockets on one of the walls, and a zippered compartment on the other.
The hardware is light gold in color and not overly shiny and the engravings and other branding kept to a modest amount.
However, for those who prefer bags covered in Coach's mark, this bag is also available in the well-known print.
The bag is somewhat lightweight for its size--maybe the result of softer leather--at a little over a pound.
The bag comes with a long strap--about 21.5" in length--for added convenience but the length is fixed which could pose a problem for those with a longer or shorter torso. On 5'2 me, the bag works well as a crossbody but slung too low as a shoulder strap.
I also want to note that the short handles can be fully folded down (a feature you'd think would be wider spread but alas isn't) which is a plus in my eyes.
I am still interested in a few similar styles, like the Madison Christie Carryall (a Prada Saffiano Tote lookalike) and Bleecker Mini Riley Carryall.
Next up, the Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel and a closer look at the Cambridge Satchel (which I've grown to love and wear constantly).