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Monday, 16 August 2010

Hot on the Highstreet Week 12

It’s back to school time, and even if you are long out of the education system, take advantage of the upcoming preppy trends, they are cooler than you’d think.

The Cambridge Satchel Company is a British company, that make all their products in the UK. Grazia call them “one of the biggest success stories of the year” and they feature as one of Elle Magazine’s ‘spring picks’. If you have been one of the many combing the London markets for an authentic vintage satchel, your search stops here.

The Cambridge Satchel Company have a range of leather bags - aside from the standard satchel they also offer the on-trend ‘batchel’ (“a satchel with the addition of a top handle, to make it easier to move around.”) They also have traditional music bags and stylish trunks. All come in varying sizes and colours.

My favourite thing about this company is their embossing service. Each leather item that you buy can be embossed with your initials or name, making it that extra bit more special and unique.

The different satchels vary in price (according to size) from £66 to £76 and would look equally at home in the school corridors or on the catwalk. For a more vintage feel I would advise going for the more neutral colours; black, brown or dark blue.

Urban Outfitters has a limited selection of these satchels on their shop floor, but for the best prices buy them from the website here.

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