Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lusting over satchels

I realise this is a bit of a blogger cliché, but I have been absolutely PINING over a brown leather satchel since about.. oh, January this year. It's had to sit on the back burner because it isn't an essential (like food, or garden spades, or, er, weekends to Paris), but SURELY my time has come?

Cambridge Satchel co 14inch - £81

I think this is the classic company that most people think of when musing upon satchels (as you do). They are the fashion blogger's choice, are handmade in the UK, and look exactly like school satchels. Perfect.

There's also a really nice story behind the company - it was set up by a mum who wanted a job that she could do from home, so she had time to spend with her dog & family. She was inspired by Harry Potter (!),wanting to make traditional school bags that looked like the type Harry & Hermione would use. Since 2008 they've gone from producing 3 bags per week to 1,500! Well done them.

The Leather Satchel co 14inch (with handle) - £90


Then there's the Leather Satchel co. They've been on the go since the late 1960s, making handbags, doctors cases and satchels. You can order straight from the worktop, they offer a five year guarantee for each bag AND they wrap up each bag in brown paper and string (I'm easily impressed by small things).


ONA camera satchel - £199 (ouch)

& then there's this beauty. I obviously can't afford it, but LOOK AT IT. It's set up to carry an SLR camera plus extra lenses (or non-camera things) and would be just perfect for holidays and day trips. Maybe one for when I win the lottery?

17 comments :

  1. I picked up a really similar one to the Cambridge satchel in H&M a few weeks ago but the buckle broke so I took it back and swapped it for the red one in my latest post. They did have some good ones but they obviously don't look half as nice as the ones in this post, they look like they'd last for years! I definitely think you should treat yourself :)

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. You are such an enabler! I love H&M bags, but yes, there's something nice about knowing it'll last for years rather than just a couple of seasons x

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  2. I just bought a pink polka dot looking school bag from Hoochie Coochie in Edinburgh and I totally love it. But yeah it was only £30, so I do worry about how long it will last, but it lovely right now :)

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    1. I've got a coral satchel from New Look which I love, but it's not the best everyday bag! x

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  3. This is one of my lust after items too, for years I've wanted one but never seem to have the money and then when I do I spend it on other things. Regret not getting the neon pink one in the last UO sale :(

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    1. I know, I'm the same - I saw some in UO and then did nothing about it! Will keep a close eye on them now.

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  4. Lovely choices, I would love a red satchel but am yet to find one I can afford!
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Cambridge Satchel co have red ones in their clearance section! http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/shop/collections/clearance
      x

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  5. Love the first satchel! Ive realized I need a new bag for school and immediately fell in love with this style. I guess I know what I'll be splurging on this fall!

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  6. I really want a leather satchel! I've had a couple of cheapy Primark ones but they always break straight away! X

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  7. I'm loving the last one! Is beautiful!

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  8. The first one is my favourite!

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  9. i blooming love satchels! I've also been hunting for the perfect one, love the camera bag ones, but yes they are silly expensive! :(

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  10. The Leathersatchel Co just sent me leather swatches - the whole range. You can see a pic here: yeeeeeeeeee.wordpress.com

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  11. Check out http://www.retrosatchels.com, they are offering 5% off any satchel with the code: summer. Every little helps:)

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