Thanks cho..for the welcome back and for the input. ITA about the Mercer..but some people might think it's a bit small for a satchel..my bags seem to be getting larger and larger..and now I look at what I used to think was humungous and it looks like a minaudiere..or an HH carryall..is it a matter of perspeective?Hey GB..
I had the Gaza Hobo.. that can be carried on your arm, but the shape seems to warrant it on the shoulder IMO..
I now have the Gaza Satchel and the drop on this line is larger?/longer? than on the Mercer... The Gaza Satchel fits great over a winter coat and it is a LARGE bag...
So, that is why I chose the Mercer Satchel as the Best for arm..
I like the bowler style better than east west I think...
Does anyone have the trophy in Violet Patent. It looks so pretty.
Well...HBG...the Mercer satchel is out of production but you can find them on evilbay..but it isn't a BIG bag..and lacks a certain pizzazz IMHO..and the open sides make it hard to store much stuff without losing it..because they close with magnetic closures and if you drop it or fling it into the passenger seat they open.I am 5'5 and 135 lbs.
I LOVE big bags but can't carry shoulder bags everyday anymore due to a back problem. I started carrying satchels and this works much better for everyday but I still need to be careful about weight.