I have never wanted to go back to school so badly just to carry all my books in this chic satchel. Carried by everyone from fashion week attendees to school kids, the cambridge satchel joins form, function and style. A structured shape, vibrant colors and under $200 - I had to have. Now. (stomping my feet and pouting) So on a blustery cold night while walking home from work, there I saw it - hanging in the W hotel gift shop. This blossoming British brand had found its way across the pond and into my city - victory! And so I brought her home and showed her around.
Not only is the bag a gem, but the story behind the brand is one worth supporting. Lacking the financial means to send her daughter to a better school to escape being bullied, Julie Dean began to research ideas to start her own business. An avid fan of old school satchels and their classic design, Juile was unable to find any that rivaled the authentic bag that she loved as a child. Armed with only an idea and a mother's love, the cambridge satchel company was born. Read the full story here. Necessity is truly the mother of invention.