When choosing a brown satchel, I tend to look for a darker color: camel, cognac, chocolate, etc. Lighter hues tend to get dirty or scuffed to easily. A color like this pairs well with many spring and summer colors (pastels, navy, white, brights, etc.), and offers some cover from general wear and tear.
I also found this Neiman Marcus satchel with a really unique shape for under-$50. I also like this sleek Liz Claiborne satchel that looks like a more expensive Michael Kors bag. This inexpensive Merona satchel is also one of the best looking bags I’ve seen for sale in its price point.
Looking for a more relaxed style? This slouchy bag from Sole Society is a tote/satchel hybrid that bridges the gap between work and casual.
If you’d like a lighter bag, this Sole Society satchel is a good choice. It has some fun details and a good price.