Let’s Talk Fashion: Satchel Review


By Elana Katz

Before I returned to school, I needed to purchase a back-to-school bag that was both fashionable and practical.

Finally, I settled on a satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. I’d been spotting these beautifully crafted leather bags all over various fashion blogs and street style sites, so I placed an order for a 14-inch classic satchel.With its vintage appeal and spacious shape, I thought it would be the ultimate bag for back-to-school season at Union College.

After a month and half of eagerly awaiting my satchel’s arrival, I received a box from the U.K. I couldn’t wait to whip it out and rock the preppy-chic look.

I wore it around my house for an hour or two, deciding to fill it with the college essentials: a wallet, pencil case, weekly planner and textbook to ensure that it all could fit. It did.

Along with the shape and size, the array of colors and styles allow for personalization.

What makes the satchel my favorite purchase this season is the adjustable strap for wearing it on the shoulder or cross body, the double buckles on the front for maximum security, and the optional embossing on the front that I couldn’t resist. These aspects make the bag a unique and worthwhile purchase.For class or to go out with friends, the sturdy and stylish Cambridge Satchel can carry it all.

Whether you decide to make a statement and work the neon trend with their line of vibrant, fluorescent colors or prefer a safer, classier choice, these bags can be incorporated into anyone’s daily ensemble.Keep a look out for the Cambridge Satchel Company X J.Crew line as well as one with Comme des Garçons in the near future for a update to your stylish school essentials.


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