When you think of Cambridge, you think of cycling, that’s why our logo features a hand drawn bicycle. We couldn’t dream up a more fitting collaboration than with Brompton Bicycle, the manufacturer of the iconic folding bike.
The Cambridge Satchel Company has teamed up with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust to create a special, limited edition, collection of bags to celebrate excellence in British Craftsmanship and Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.
By Julie Deane OBE, Founder and CEO of The Cambridge Satchel Company
In preparing to write this I started reading about Mother’s Day – the grand issue of the positioning of the apostrophe being a driver.
There’s something quite lovely about owning something that feels like it belongs to you and only you. Once you’ve picked the bag or accessory you love and the colour you want, we can’t think of a more classic finishing touch than adding your initials, or a symbol, onto the leather.
At The Cambridge Satchel Company, we love to celebrate craftsmanship. We are proud of the fact that all of our bags are handmade in the UK, so when England’s oldest embroidery house Hand & Lock asked us to join them with their 250th anniversary celebration: ‘The Embellished Handbag: A Celebration of 250 years of Fashion and Embroidery’, we jumped at the chance.
THE THEME by Julie Deane, Founder & CEO
“This season, we’re feeling nostalgic. We miss the glamorous, exciting ritual of travelling from an era gone by. A time when taking a trip was something really special; people had less but appreciated everything more
If you know anything about us, you’ll know that we love a challenge. When the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (our neighbours in Cambridge) approached us about selling our satchels in their Post Office in Port Lockroy, at the very tip of the Antarctic – we jumped at the chance.
As part of our new project #CSCstories, we’re asking our friends and fans to share the story of their bag. When we found out that Dot from our UK PR agency named her blog after one of our classic Yellow satchels, we knew there was a story there to tell. We asked Dot to spill the beans…
We’ve got a thing for great stories.
As part of our new #CSCstories project, we’re asking you, our fans, to share with us the story of your bag. From how you came to find each other to the adventures you’ve been on together, we want to know it all. Find out more about how you can get involved here.
Yes it’s the time for reflections and resolutions – what use is reflection if not to figure out a better way forward? 2016 saw us launch our mega bag, The Poppy – it’s been a massive hit but that came as no surprise as the team had all experienced that moment of falling in love when we first showed Poppy around.
A friend of The Cambridge Satchel Company since the early years, we asked Briony Whitehouse from A Girl A Style to tell us all about her plans for the festive season and why Cambridge is at it’s most beautiful at this time of year.