An Ode to My Special Quotidian Cambridge Satchel
Cambridge Classic Satchel in 15” Vintage Brown is one of my favorite stuff. The versatility and functionality it offers makes it an all-around bag you can use at the office, school or just about anywhere you go. I use it to go to work. It accommodates all my stuff, books, notebooks and other documents, plus, my laptop fits perfectly.
Nowadays, we rarely see products made in a specific country other than China. But Satchels are hand made with 100% leather in Great Britain -- in Midlands to be precise. It’s considered the heartland of leather-making in the UK.
For people who love the magic touch of personalization, The Cambridge Satchel Company offers embossing services. For your initials, it only costs €9 per letter, with a maximum of 6 characters for a total of €36. The name “Cindy” could be perfect! You can also add symbols like the Year of the Rooster, Year of the Monkey, Year of the Ram, Year of the Horse, star, bicycle or heart. Both the embossing of initials and symbols are printed on black, blind, silver or gold colors. Printing alignment options of these embossing are available, too.
The flexible and adjustable shoulder straps ensure that you can wear it however length you want it to be. I normally wear it like a messenger bag.
The traditional stitching on the bag add depth and character to the Satchel aside from making it sturdy and durable. A trademark of a traditional satchel is the double buckle fastening and embossed with the famous bicycle logo at the back.
You can purchase the classic satchels at this site: Satchel The 15” costs around EUR 240 (excludes embossing and shipping but they offer free worldwide delivery if your purchase is more than EUR 135). Thankfully, they ship to Switzerland.
I simply love Cambridge Satchels. I feel happy when I use them and I trust its superior craftsmanship.
Photos by: Cat on the Roof Studio, Geneva