3 thoughts on “Fossil Fiona Satchel

  1. franr09
    128 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    They brought back the beloved Sydney satchel back, but with some differences., March 4, 2017
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    franr09

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    Beautiful and functional bag!

    Yes! Fossil brought back a satchel version with zippers that go all the way down the sides. This Fiona satchel, pictured in the brown, is a great travel bag. It’s neither too large or too small and can easily fit a water bottle, small umbrella, camera, iPad mini, and the like.

    The blue bag in the pictures is the Sydney satchel which has been discontinued. No other Fossil satchel other than these two have zippers that go all the way down the sides which makes it easier to get stuff in and out of the bag.

    Here are some differences between the two if you’re a Sydney owner and thinking about getting this bag.

    Both bags have a back slip pocket which great as a quick access to items such as a phone or keys. The back pocket on the Fiona (brown) measures approx 6.5×5; Sydney 4×5 because of the placement of the straps. The dimensions of both bags are similar 9.5w x 8.5h x 5.5d. The Sydney (blue) is well-used and has gotten slouchy so that’s why it may appear smaller. Both bags are empty in the photos.

    The Fiona has a small grained leather. I personally prefer the smooth leather of the Sydney, but I think the Fiona with the grained leather will hold its shape better over time. The Fiona has no feet to protect the bottom of the bag. The straps are different with the Fiona being a sliding adjustable strap which can be viewed as a pro since you can adjust to almost any length to suit your height. The top handle straps on the Fiona are more rounded and slight shorter than on the Sydney, but both fit comfortably on the crook of the arm. The Fiona does not have all the card holders or the key holder in its interior like the Sydney does. Both have a zippered pocket on one side and a slip pocket on the other. The external main zippers are different between the two as shown in the photos.

    Overall, I’m happy that Fossil came back with a satchel like the Fiona. It does have some of the added features the Sydney has. It is $10 less than what the retail price of the Sydney which was $178.

    I wouldn’t say this is an upgrade to the Sydney but a really great version especially since the zippers running all the way down the sides of the bag is back. Hopefully Fossil will release the Fiona in a variety of colors and/or leathers, canvas.

    I would say if you like satchel, bowling type bags, get the Fiona. The Sydney does sell on many resale sites, but at sometimes 2x the retail price! Hope you find this review and my photos helpful.

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  2. #Momoffour
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Totally in love!!, August 18, 2017
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  3. christine martinez
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love this bag!, March 13, 2017
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    Love this bag! I was on the hunt for the Sydney Satchel but didn’t want to pay more than the original price for it, then I seen this one and had to get it! Love the color, the texture and the amount I’m able to fit in it!! It also matches my pocket Filofax Malden!!
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