8 January 2012

The Cambridge Satchel: a British classic in PINK

When I think of classic British brands and heritage, folk like Clarks Originals, Dr Martens, Burberry etc spring to mind. Another name I'd definitely pop in there is the Cambridge Satchel Company: purveyors of gorgeous quality leather satchels. I've always kept an eye out for a classic satchel but, being a bit cheap (me), I'd never properly checked out Cambridge, assuming they'd be beyond my budget and that, for the cost of the bag, I probably could have bought a cheaper bag PLUS a pair of shoes. And we all know how I feel about shoes. Plus, I'm just not a bag girl. I appreciate a beautiful leather bag and the classicism and timelessness of, say, a Mulberry Alexa or a Chanel 2.55 but, if it ever came down to it, I know shoes and clothes would win over a bag almost every time. However, today I was in Urban Outfitters and look what I found:

A bright pink Cambridge Satchel! Yes, I'm one of those fools who prefers something erring on the side of ridiculous - that likely goes with not much - to a classic tan or black that will last forever and go with everything. So, this little piece of eye popping neon-ness grabbed my attention right away! Attention grabbed, I set about checking out the bright pink bag that stole my attention from everything around it (including the knitted tiger print skirt), discovered it was a Cambridge then found it was just £40! For being as awesome as it is (I mean this leather is thicker than the entire cast of TOWIE and pinker than all their blusher combined), that is a BARGAIN. Seriously, I expect to have this bag forever and to, eventually, pass it to a deserving  niece or something when I die. To quantify the bargainicity, I would like to share the following info: the bag was £105 full price AND I went into Harvey Nics later on (to perv on designer shoes) and they had a smaller version of it for £115! Shame on you and your overly moneyed customers Harvey Nics. Anyway, in case you're more of a bag than a shoe perv, here are some more pics for you to get your jollies to. Night!


Helga! said...

That's frigging gorgeous!Great style and colour!I am almost as much a bag whore as I am a shoe whore...almost....!

Misfits Vintage said...

Love it love it love it love it love it!!! The colour is frickin FABULOUS! Sarah xxx

MyWonderlandDream said...

Hello , this concern a old post , but I have a question for you : in the post of the Thursday, 18 August 2011 where did you find that Michel Adam dress ? My mother have a dress like this (but with different motif) and I've been searching for his shop , but I can't find it . Do you mind telling me where did you buy this dress ? Thank you in advance!

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Hi My Wonderland Dream. I got the dress from an online vintage place called Tarquin and Petunia (just Google that and it shows up) so I'm afraid it wasn't a Michael Adam store. Sorry! x

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, my gorgeous friend

Vix said...

Love that bag! If I ever spent more than a tenner on a bag I'd want it to be neon pink, too. Who wants discreet accessories? xxx

Please may I? said...

Wow what a bargain.

X x

Salha said...

Love the bag!! I've been wanting a bag in neon colour for the longest time and i think yours looks perfect! :)

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