UPDATED Flash Sale at Zatchels: 50% off EVERYTHING for 24 hours!

Miss Thrifty8 April 20, 2013

Zatchels, who make those gorgeous old-school satchels and more besides, are celebrating their second birthday with a 24-hour flash sale. From now until 11.59pm on Saturday 20 April 2013, EVERYTHING on the Zatchels site is half-price.

UPDATE: this flash sale has now been extended, and is running until 5pm on Sunday 21 April 2013.

The sale includes their classic satchels (from £86 £43)…

zatchels satchel

…their various shoulder bags (these barrel bags are reduced from £50 to £25 – bargain!)…

zatchels barrel bags

…the buttery leather duffle bag that I have been coveting for a while now (£145 reduced to £72.50)…

zatchels duffle bag

…and even their leather iPad cases (£45 reduced to £22.50).

 zatchels leather iPad Case

I am the proud owner of a Zatchels satchel – bought at a very unthrifty full price! It was a Christmas present from my husband a couple of Christmases ago, and was something of a lavish surprise: I didn’t even know that he knew how much I was lusting after one. It turns out that he’d found the page open on my computer, after I’d left it on standby, and a lightbulb went on over his head.

zatchel red satchel

This satchel goes everywhere with me: I wear it non-stop. It has turned out to be a good investment. As you can see, despite daily use it is still in excellent nick: the straps are a little curly, but that’s about it. The leather is so thick and sturdy, it is barely even dinged. This is the smallest size satchel (11″): perfect for me because I don’t have much to carry around (wallet, phone, a couple of bits of make-up, tissues, keys), but it would be on the small side for those of you who cram more than that into your bags. The next sizes up would be fine, though.

Three important things to note:

1. At the time of writing, the  Zatchels site is down after being besieged by bag-loving bargain hunters. Apparently the tech team are working on it, and I hope that by the time you read this, the site issues have been resolved. If it’s slow or you have trouble getting on, keep trying.

2. As lovely as the Zatchels bags are, if you want one but can’t afford one this time around, even at half-price, all is not lost. I recommend that you follow Zatchels on Facebook: they do frequent giveaways there.

3. Last week when I posted about the 24-hour BHS flash sale, Miss Thrifty reader Dee commented to complain that by the time she had received the daily email and run her morning errands, she was too late to take advantage of the deals. Flash sales like this are often run at short notice, so my reasoning is that even if only some of you get to hear about it in time, it’s worth posting about. But if you come to this one too late, I’m sorry: I know that with it being the weekend, some of you won’t receive or check the email until the sale is done and dusted. I am currently in the process of moving email subscriptions to another service, which will allow me to issue BREAKING DEAL-type alerts – if you want them, of  course! If this would be of interest, please let me know in the comments.

UPDATE: this flash sale has now been extended, and is running until 5pm on Sunday 21 April 2013.


zatchels gold satchel





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8 Responses to “UPDATED Flash Sale at Zatchels: 50% off EVERYTHING for 24 hours!

Zoe says:

Thank you thank you thank you! My mum wanted a zatchel for her bithday (2 weeks away) as I got one last year for my 30th and she loves them. I’ve been really worrying what to do as I simply couldn’t aford it, but now I can! Thank you again!

April 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

Miss Thrifty says:

Hooray! It’s a fantastic offer, isn’t it? So pleased for you – and also for your mum, of course. 😉

April 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Sam says:

Hooray! I bought a daffodil yellow satchel this morning. Can’t wait for it to arrive.

April 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

I love the daffodil yellow one! I already have a Zatchel, in red, so I bought a daffodil yellow barrel bag instead. Even with p&p it came in at less than £30, which IMO is an absolute steal for a bag that pretty and durable.

April 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Clare says:

Brown elephant print saddle bag for me – needed to update my brown Radley bag so this will be perfect!

April 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Serena Gay says:

I noted your comments about changing email provider with some relief as your news about this amazing offer (which you dispatched at 7.10 or so on Friday night) only arrived with me circa 2.00pm on Saturday pm – too late to be of any use sadly.

April 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

Serena, Saturday afternoon should give you plenty of time to take advantage of this deal – not just because it was originally set to expire at 11:59pm on Saturday night, but because (as per my post update) it has since been extended to expire at 5pm today (Sunday).

Get in! 🙂

April 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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