When you sell things on a website you have to try and make sure you send people what's in the picture. This can limit what leather you can buy unless you're prepared to have a huge options list on a product and make it to order every time. Occasionally though we come across some leather that we wouldn't normally buy either because it's got a heavy texture or is a colour that we don't normally stock but it's too nice to pass up.
The light brown in these satchels is a case in point, it's a lovely butter soft leather but it's lighter in colour than we normally use and it's softer than we'd normally use for the satchels. However combining it with a stiffer dark brown leather we think we've made someting more interesting than a standard satchel with a beautiful feel to it. We've only got a limited quantity of it so it's going to be listed as a Special offer.