School girl bag: Cambridge Satchel in metallic pink


Satchel was my kind of thing like 20 years ago? Ha. But somehow, the appeal lessened down the years and it took me a lot longer to want to get hold of the classic Cambridge Satchel, often described as “The Brit It Bag”. But I jumped at the chance when I saw this pink shimmering bag in metallic leather at Shopbop and decided to get it with the gift certificates I received as part of my monthly fashion collaboration with the online store.

In case you don’t know, Cambridge Satchel has become something of a cult among the young fashion bloggers and the interesting tale behind the brand is that it is founded in Cambridge, UK, by Julie Deane and her mother Freda Thomas as a way to pay private school fees for Deane’s children. Her colourful handmade leather satchels are all based on an original Oxford and Cambridge satchel design and aimed at school children, but met unexpectedly high demand as a fashion accessory in just four years and now generates an annual turnover of more than £12million.

Cambridge Satchel comes in different sizes, starting from 11 inch. Though I prefer big bags, but in this case, I am not keen on a big, stiff satchel and so ordered the smallest instead. It doesn’t hold much stuff—just good enough for my specs case, wallet, notepad, phone and small cosmetics. But it works nicely as a sling and a clutch but what appeals most to me is the shimmering pink. Yeah, girlie I know. I mean if I want to look like a school girl, then why not go all the way?

Okay, all right. Next up is to find the pinafore to complete the look. (#k8SjZc9Dxk_-)


  1. cass says:

    seems like everyone has this bag.

  2. Dima Al Mahsiri says:

    I have one ! I love it ?
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  3. Sesame says:

    Yeah, it’s a popular buy.

  4. Keshia says:

    I wasn’t a big fan of the Cambridge Satchel until as of late, when I got one as a gift. I got the larger size and to my surprise I am fell in love with the bag. By the way, I love the shimmering pink.
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  5. Sesame says:

    I bought it cos of the pink. It’s quite small so I can’t put much in. Good for certain days.

  6. Henny says:

    The pink color is so pretty. I m considering between red n pink. Both r so nice

  7. Sesame says:

    The red is not bad too.

  8. Kristina Curay says:

    Satchel bags are the new trend nowadays. Everywhere you see teens and even adults wear them. They’re very fashionable and nice to look at.The best thing about them is that they come in different colors to match your outfit. What makes this particular satchel stand out from the others is its pink metallic color. It is very attractive and can be worn on various occassions. I would be happy to get one for myself.
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  9. Sesame says:

    Yeah, many choices of colors and I bought this only because of the pink color.

  10. Emmett says:

    really pretty pink shimmer leather bag!
    Well, if everyone has this bag there is a reason #k8SjZc9Dxk#k8SjZc9Dxk;

  11. Sesame says:

    Haha…well, it is trending. ?

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