Bag Review! Henri Bendel Modern Icon Satchel

It’s Bag Review Time!

Time for another awesome bag review!  Today I am reviewing the lovely Modern Icon Convertible Satchel from Henri Bendel!  Yes, another Bendel bag!  🙂 The Modern Icon Satchel is one of their latest arrivals and is gorgeous!

The bag is made of smooth leather and includes a leather ID tag and decorative Henri Bendel fob.  The bag is described as a convertible satchel and can be worn three ways.  1) Keep the sides expanded for a very Celine-bag look, or 2) gusset the sides of the bag via a connecting strap to create a boxier look or 3) place the flap inside to show off the inside pockets.  Personally I think the 3rd way is a bit of a stretch, but nonetheless it offers a different look.  The collection photo at the top shows all 3 ways to style.

The bag is a bit structured but roomy, multiple pockets inside makes it functional as well as fabulous!  It features a pinch lock closure on the flap which looks so fancy!  There is also a phone pocket on the back for easy access, although I don’t think I’d place my phone inside.  Great for work, greater with jeans and a casual top!  Additionally, the bag comes with a removable shoulder strap so in addition to the satchel style (my fave) you can wear it as shoulder bag or crossbody to keep your hands free!

The bag is available in 3 colors I suspect additional colors will be added later in the season,  just a feeling I have :).  I got the lighter color, called Amphora, with gold hardware.  Also available in black with silver hardware (hard to find) and Sun-dried Tomato.  I struggled a bit between the Amphora and Sun-dried Tomato but ultimately chose the Amphora. I have 2 other satchel bags in the Sun-dried tomato / Brick-red color — which reminds me…..

Right now, get 10% off this bag and any other new arrival at Henri Bendel.  The online store is also offering free shipping, monogramming and gift wrapping!

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All about the bag:

Modern Icon Convertible Satchel

  • 100% leather
  • Expandable sides
  • Satin lining
  • Convertible:  3 ways to style
  • Multiple inside pockets
  • Phone pocket on back
  • Dimensions: 11″H x 20″W x 7″D
  • 4.5″ handle drop
  • Metal protective feet on bottom


  • All of the above!  Great looking bag and great useable features
  • Very upscale top-shelf designer look
  • HB makes great quality and long-lasting bags
  • 10% off now + free shipping, monogramming


  • $550; gorgeous quality bag but I think the price tag may deter some depending on if this is another “nice to have bag” or if someone is looking for a new primary bag for the season


Bag Scorecard
Looks:  9
Value:  8
Functionality:  9
Size:  9

Overall Rating: 35/40;  Love this bag– highly recommend

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Happy Shopping!







**Images courtesty of Henri Bendel site; I did not receive any compensation or incentive for my review of the Modern Icon Satchel.


7 thoughts on “Bag Review! Henri Bendel Modern Icon Satchel

  1. Just got this yesterday what do you think if the heaviness of the purse? I found it a bit heavy, I have had surgery on my right shoulder…so contemplating on it being heavy after so many hours. Beautiful purse though and want to definitely keep it! 🙂


    1. It really hasn’t bothered me, but honestly I haven’t been in a situation where I have had to carry it in hand for an extended period of time. It does have a bit of weight because of the leather. But it is a beautiful bag, I’ve received several compliments on it. Hope it works out for you! What color did you get?


  2. Hi, what do you think of the color?! I am looking at the mini leather Jetsetter in Amphora and am not sure if it’s too light of a tan. I do like camel colored bags but don’t want it to get dirty too easily. Thanks!


    1. I LOVE the Amphora color. In my opinion it’s a definitely a true tan color, not too light. Right mix to give it that nice almond shade. If you are looking for an everyday, carry everything type bag I would recommend getting a different color. While the leather is great and the bag doesn’t get dirty easily it is a light colored bag so you should be careful when carrying it with dark jeans for example. The constant contact will inevitably cause some color to rub onto your bag. Not much anyone can do about that. Enjoy! Post a pic of which you decide to get! I’d love to see, I’m heading over to the site right now to check out the sale! Merry Christmas!


      1. Thank you for the info! Last week I purchased the large Jetsetter in black nylon but decided I preferred the mini size in leather since it has less hardware and a sleeker look. They only have the mini leather Jetsetter available right now in Port (burgundy), so I ordered that the other day. Happened to check the site today and there was a mini leather available in Amphora! I figured I’d prefer tan to burgundy as I wear more neutral colors, so I ordered it (and now it’s not showing on the site, so I guess I scored the only one available), and whichever color I don’t like in person will get returned. I really want this style bag for an upcoming trip to Italy, I think it will serve nicely as a chic backpack.Can’t wait til they both get delivered later in the week! Merry Christmas to you as well!


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