I love meeting women who fearlessly start their own business, especially when I hear a few years later that they are killing it. This is the story of Elizabeth Seeger who is the founder of Satchel—a Savannah based boutique that designs and creates bags in the back of their Liberty Street shop. As a graduate of Savannah Art and Design, (SCAD) she started Satchel in October of 2006. Today, shoppers around the world are opting for high quality and locally made bags as opposed to brands that mass produce their bags and then ship them around the world. At Satchel you can find handbags, clutches, travel bags and an assortment of leather goods—such as cuffs, bracelets, and even beverage coozies. They also love working with individuals to customize orders.
Their retail space houses a boutique, complete with all of their bags on display. Satchel’s work space is visible to the public, including their sewing machines, material scraps, thread and scissors.
You can check out their online lookbook to get an idea of the different styles that they offer. I tend to gravitate more towards classic accessories, like their Heidi Bucket Bag in Camel ($275) or their Medium Austin Tote in Light Grey ($179), which are pictured below. All of their designs are gorgeous and made locally!