For a bag that’s ready to travel to the ends of the earth with a look that says ‘been there, done that’, Coronado Leather‘s Stone Washed Satchel No. 930 is as good as it gets. Combing the best elements of a classic satchel, messenger bag, briefcase, and evening handbag, Coronado’s offering is the best-looking chameleon I’ve ever seen. The roomy interior leaves room for whatever rectangles and miscellaneous-shaped smalls stand between you and a successful adventure. There is even a separate zippered area to house your most prized essentials.
But what really sets this satchel apart is the quality of the leather and more importantly, its treatment. Made in Coronado’s San Diego leather shop, the satchel is stone-washed in LA using a unique process they exclusively developed in 2017. This stone washing and rejuvenating process is done almost totally by hand over 2-3 days leaving no two pieces alike. It also means you are given a perfectly aged, broken-in bag from day one. I’ve seen stone-washed garments before but this is definitely the first leather bag I’ve seen get a similar treatment. And with these results, I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Available for $449 from Manready Mercantile