Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The Cambridge Satchel Company.

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I've written before about how I prefer well-made, unique and reasonably priced bags over overpriced, faddy It Bags. So when I saw The Cambridge Satchel Company's satchels and batchels (which have a handle like the Mulberry Alexa) my little heart leapt. Made lovingly by a small Cambridge-based company, they are the classic satchel design, brilliant quality (really, they'll last a lifetime) AND in yummy colours. They've even featured in Italian Vogue. Check this selection out. Serious. Bag. Love. Look at the cute embossing on the pink bag!


I got the smallest 11" size as I am a midget and big bags look ridiculous on me. It's the perfect handbag size and I will use it to death for evenings down the pub or days out with just the basics. They ship worldwide, so it's the perfect chance to grab a little bit of England, if you're into that kind of thing. (Didn't we all use satchels like this for school at some point? I know I did!) I think I need to wear mine a bit lower, actually...

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25 comments:

  1. Cute! I hanker after one of these also, pref in red :)

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  2. What a fabulous bag - I would like one in each colour! Just the right size to carry all your stuff on a day out. The bigger models would make an excellent computer bag. Now which colour shall I choose? (lovely pics also!)

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  3. I loooove these bags!! Your black one is gorgeous! xx

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  4. OH!!! you look so cute!!! and i lovelovelove the yellow satchel!!!

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  5. how great is that yellow one! I totally agree, though I have to admit one of the main reasons I go for it bags is because they have a long shelf life normally. But these look like great quality! xxx LZ

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  6. Lovely bag (and great look on you too) - Oooh - I think one of those is in order - a bit of old english to go with my Pashley methinks... :)

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  7. They are great, I have one on my imaginary wish list.

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  8. I love those bags!

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  9. Old school cool. Much better in these colours than the old brown ones. Nice choice.

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  10. They were in Grazia too! I love the pink one! x

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  11. Lovely bags! It's great to have a sturdy, reliable bag that accompanies you everywhere (who's got the time to change their bag according to their outfit anyway?). Nice choice!

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  12. Ooh you got one! Remember me telling you about them? I seriously want a purple one. Are the buckles a bit of a pain though?

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  13. I love these. I always carry a satchel--did through my year working in New York's publishing world too--it always felt more professional than a regular bag.

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  14. am still thinking of the red one

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  15. Oooooh love these! I've got a slouchy satchel at the moment (just in regular tan but with a purple scarf tied to it)... but I think I need a yellow one now... or a red... or...

    Oh dear, what have you done?! ;)

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  16. Buy ladies, buy!

    LOL Rose! Maybe do the week test - if you're still thinking about it in a week, go for it!

    Natalie - I don't remember you telling me about these! I remember some German bags you were telling me about that were different colours? No the buckles are fine - I just do one up though. Scruffy? Moi?

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  17. OMG, LOOOOOVE them! Now I know what I want for my birthday next month :)

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  18. satchel bags are my all time top love.
    i would very much like to own one of these!!

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  19. OMG LOVE THE FRINGE!!

    You look about 12.

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  20. Love the bag! Can you recommend a good size that can carry a netbook and textbooks. I don't want something TOO huge, since I'm only 5'1, but I want something that will be able to fit my junk, of course.

    Thanks. The bag looks absolutely gorgeous on you.

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  21. mary: you need a 15'' one to carry a 13'' macbook with sleeve. you could probably have a 14'' one if you dont mind carrying it without sleeve. i have the 15'' and it doesnt look or feel massive though, i think its as its not very wide like some satchels.

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  22. Can the 11" 's interior accomodate and iPad?

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  23. same question, would it fit an ipad? :) what size would you recommend for the ipad? thanks a lot! :)

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  24. I love the neon yellow .

    cambridge satchel coupon here:
    http://www.cambridgesatchels.org/fluro-cambridge-satchel-c-50.html

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