I liked the look of the Botkier Marcel Clutch, but I’m loving the contemporary style even more on this larger satchel silhouette.
Take away the kiss-lock closure and folded sides and add in a few other details, and the Marcel satchel is basically a supersized version of the clutch. That could be a negative thing if the Marcel style didn’t have so many great things going for it. However, everything I like about the clutch makes me like the satchel even more.
The unique woven metallic strips detail on the front is more prominent and eyecatching on this larger handbag. Although the satchel is also available in a shiny champagne color just like the clutch in the previous review, I’m more drawn to the look of the gold squares set off brilliantly by the black background of the main body. It’s unfortunate that the stunning detail doesn’t continue to the back of the purse as well.
Contemporary woven feature aside, the Marcel’s structured handbag shape almost has a vintage-ish shape to it. Some might even prefer to classify it as a doctor bag rather than a satchel. The double handles are a nice length for comfortable carrying, and a fun tassel on the zipper adds some flair.
As expected, the price of the satchel runs a little higher than the clutch version. The difference is actually a few hundred dollars, but the size of this designer handbag and the unique look makes it worth the cost.
More Features of the Marcel Satchel
- Measures 15 x 9 x 5.5 inches
- Double handles with 6.5 inch drop
- Zip top closure
- Cowhide and lambskin leather combo