It’s Satchel Time!

Yes I know my last post was about the new Cambridge Satchel collection but this one is about my brand new Cambridge Satchel. I returned to university the day after I wrote my last post and when I got to my house a package was waiting for me and inside was my beautiful 11″ Cambridge Satchel.

Just to prove it’s real leather

It has taken some getting used to having to undo and redo the buckles every time I wanted to get something out of it but it’s worth it! When you look it you can just see the amazing craftsmanship that goes into making one of these bags and also the smell of genuine leather. Due to it being the 11″ you can’t fit too much in it but I only use it if I’m going to a viewing or if I’m just browsing town. The leather is very stiff so at least I know it will keep it’s shape over time.

Oh one thing I would advise is that you go and buy leather protector when it arrives because I have seen people moaning about watermarks on theirs from the rain. If you buy leather protector and spray your bag this won’t happen. There are several places you can buy these satchels from but I got mine directly from The Cambridge Satchel Company website and it was only £74. Best ever £74 spent in my opinion!

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The affordable ‘It’ bag goes designer

I found out the wonderful news last week. New York Fashion Week started recently and designer Chris Benz has decided to collaborate with the iconic Cambridge Satchel Company to create a range of 2 tone satchels. These beautiful satchels have also been seen on a variety of celebrities including Zooey Deschanel, Dakota Fanning and Taylor Swift. This isn’t the first collaboration that The Cambridge Satchel Company has produced, the company has collaborated with Dover Street Market and even Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, who commissioned custom satchels bearing the Sterling Cooper Draper Price logo as an end-of-season gift for the cast. This collaboration however is the first US designer that has produced a collection for the company

In the collection there will be 9 colour variants and I would expect nothing less from Chris Benz and he is known for his love of colour. His take on the classic school satchel in my opinion is really cute and fun.The satchels are available in a range of colors including lilac, lemon, rose, duck egg, tangerine, green, red, white and brown. Here are some of the satchels that you will be able to get your hands on next year:

Personally my two favourite out of the photos that I have seen  are the black and white one and also the pastel purple and white one. I can’t wait for this collection to be released next year so I can add to my collection – currently on order is my 11″ classic red satchel which should turn up in October so I’m really excited about that when it finally arrives.

What do you think of the Chris Benz x Cambridge Satchel collaboration?