We are the chicks that make Satchel happen. There was one, then there were two, a few have come and gone, and now there are five. We are a family. Leather, love, coffee, champagne, shop dogs, sit down lunches at sewing machines, and really long to do lists in really fat old fashioned notebooks. These are the things that bind us, and that make our bags your bags. Oh, and spray adhesive. Lots of spray adhesive.
A native of Covington, Louisiana, Elizabeth Seeger graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BFA in Fashion Design. Hailing from a long line of hard-headed and talented German women, Elizabeth was armed with a strong sense of independence, lots of love and a few vintage sewing machines. These blessings, coupled with a naïve can-do attitude and the fear of getting a “real job,” led her to open Satchel. in October of 2006. She's been designing and making leather bags ever since, as well as trying her hand at the occasional odd request from friends such as leather beer koozies and guitar straps, which are now part of the product line. Other than making things, Elizabeth is intensely passionate about good food (she makes lunch for everyone at the shop daily), live music, cozy homes, campfires, being by the water, champagne, and bourbon.
Mahala Lewis joined Satchel in 2010. She also landed in Savannah thanks to SCAD. Well versed in children's clothes, costume design, and handbags, Mahala was an easy fit. Her "I can make that!" attitude and enthusiasm, combined with her love of a good challenge, quickly took hold and she now leads the design and production aspects of Satchel. Her other specialties include painting, making a banging cappuccino, raising an amazing "old soul" 13 year old daughter Eisa (also pictured above), and keeping everyone on their toes with her sarcastic, tell-it-like-it-is humor. Fun fact: Mahala and Elizabeth strongly disliked each other in college. While at the same social event one evening a few years later, and a few cocktails later, they realized they actually had quite a bit in common and the rest is history!
Mary Kate Moorman graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013. She interned at Satchel for her required graduation credit, and Elizabeth and Mahala didn't let her leave. A member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Mary Kate has the southern grace, manners and pep (as well as a massive multitasking ability) to wear all the hats of designer AND producer. Mary Kate loves the beach, shoes, country music, and dessert. Her love of champagne though is what really sealed the deal as a true Satchel Girl.
Katherine, a native of Miami found herself in Savannah through SCAD where she received her BFA in fibers. The ladies of Satchel originally scooped her up from a favorite local coffee shop to be a production assistant. However, her expertize with our clientele and her extensive retail background quickly made her a stand out choice to be our head of customer relations. Chances are if you’ve called, emailed, or shopped with us in the past year you’ve worked with her. Katherine’s love of bourbon and coffee helped make it a seamless transition from barista to Satchelette. When she’s not at the shop talking leather, or being confused for Mary Kate’s twin, she can be found hand embroidering, playing with her miniature schnauzer Zoe, or listening to punk rock.