Friday, October 7, 2011

SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH

I'm always on the look out for something stylish to carry fabric samples, paint chips and other tools of the trade around town. This satchel by Cambridge Satchel Company is classic and chic and certainly fits the bill. An update of the classic 1950's English school bag, the satchel comes in traditional leather tones as well as eye popping au courant shades. 




The story of the bag's inception is heartwarming and truly inspiring. British mother Julie Deane's daughter had been bullied at school and in an effort to earn enough money to send her to private school, she decided to try her hand at designing a school bag.The satchel's design was taken from the pages of Harry Potter, inspired by the bags that Harry and friends carried to Hogwarts. Update-her daughter is at private school and the bags are coming soon to Bloomies.  If you can't wait, visit Cambridge Satchels. 


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20 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love that story, well not that there was bullying of course. So good to have happy endings - and cute bags!

The enchanted home said...

I am in love with the story behind its inception as much as I am in love with the bag...brilliant in every way.Thanks for the intro.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love this story (also not the bullying part)...but how it was created to find good out of a bad situation! Such a classic look! Take care, Caroline

Town and Country Mom said...

I probably go to the Cambridge website at least once a week. I am so indecisive on color--as in "I'll get black, works with almost everything" vs. "I really want the orange, can I pull it off?" vs. "The camel is just classic!" I'm headed to NY this fall, do you know when they'll be at Bloomie's? I would love to bring one home with me!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

they said November--just in time for the holidays!

Ispirato Design said...

Truly a happy ending. I'm always glad to see more stylish ways to lug everything around in- time to update!

Cindy Albert said...

That is such a great story. It's amazing the lengths we will go to for our children. So glad there is a happy ending!

One can never have enough beautiful bags to help organize all the different aspects of life.

taylorgreenwalt said...

Love your story. Great bag. I want one. Thanks for stopping buy my blog.

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'LUSH' said...

Love the story, love the bag!

M (at) Invoking Inspiration said...

love the orange and blue combination!

quintessence said...

Love the bag and the story!! I remember when the Abercrombie & Fitch (the original) messenger bags were all the rage - I had one right after college. These are the chicer, smaller versions!

Stacy Curran said...

What a great story and fab bag! Thanks for coming to my blog from Tina's... I'm so glad you did so that I cna follow and get to know you now!
Stacy

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for a beautiful post we need more subject matter's like this and also wonderful bags?

Thank you for your beautiful visit.
Plesae come again soon, I am going to enjoy getting to know you even better.

Cheers
Bravo!!
xx
Dore

Splendid Sass said...

Love this story and the bag, Barbara!
Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be watching for this.
Have anice weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Great history for a bag! I really love those bottom two! :)

Natalie Leung said...

wow yes I love these bags, especially in neon colours! its a great re-vamp from the classic colours

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great story and I love the bag. I'm in need of a wonderful bag right now. Mona

red ticking said...

darling... and i am making the tarte today i have so many yummy apples.... xo

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