Our Story

Satchel is not your average store - it's a fusion of a studio and a retail space where we craft beautiful custom handbags and leather goods right in front of your eyes.

Our story began in 2006 when Elizabeth Seeger founded Satchel on Broughton Street in Savannah, Georgia. Originally, we carried accessories from other designers, but it wasn't long before Elizabeth's custom pieces started to take center stage. In 2009, Mahala Lewis Robyn joined the team and helped transform Satchel into a completely in-house brand. Today, we're a small but mighty team dedicated to maintaining the same friendly, small-town feel that drew us to Savannah in the first place.

In 2014, we moved to a new location at the corner of Bull & Liberty Streets in downtown Savannah. Our new space is designed with an open floor plan that allows you to watch our production team at work while you shop for ready-made goods. And if you don't see exactly what you're looking for, our Satchelettes are always ready to help you create a custom bag that's perfect for you. From choosing your leather to selecting your hardware, we'll work with you to bring your dream bag to life. Who knows, we might even name a new design after you!

At Satchel, we've been fortunate to experience significant growth over the years. As our demand for high-quality custom bags and leather goods increased, we outgrew our original production space. To continue meeting our customers' needs, we opened our sister company, Port City Sewing Factory, in 2017.

Port City Sewing Factory is a small-batch sewn goods manufacturing company that works closely with us to create new in-stock items regularly and batches of custom orders from time to time. Their skilled team is essential to ensuring that we always have beautiful products in our shop for you to browse and purchase.

Despite our growth, we're committed to maintaining the same small-town feel and friendly, personalized service that has always been at the heart of our business. Whether you're stopping by our flagship store in downtown Savannah or placing a custom order online, we're dedicated to making you feel like part of our family. So don't be surprised if you catch us sharing a family-style lunch or offering you a glass of bubbles while you browse our cozy, casual space. We can't wait to see you the next time you're in the neighborhood!