Traditionally school bags used for carrying school books were called satchels. Nowadays satchel bag became a staple bag in every woman's closet. It usually has short handles and has more of a "boxier shape". It is normally meant to be carried on the arm by the elbow. Some satchel bags come with a detachable shoulder strap as an option, which makes this a convertible bag. Italian made leather satchels are thought out to the smallest details and with just one Italian satchel bag you can finish off multiple outfits for any occasion.