Reverence, Relevance and Reinvention.

Our bags are the epitome of British style. We delicately balance respect for our heritage with an intuitive sense of what’s new (and what’s next) and a natural sense of fun. We bring quality and creativity to bags with a story. Bags which should never have been forgotten.

We Go Against the Grain

Our very first satchel was inspired by traditional leather schoolbags from years gone by. It brought back to life one of the most iconic of British bags. Experience the craft and talent involved in the making of a satchel at our Workshop.

We Care About What We Make From

Leather is our foundation material. We are passionate about our sourcing and are constantly looking to improve in our drive for transparency and traceability in our materials. We will continue working with others in our eco-system to move beyond the focus of impact reduction and towards more sustainable and positive solutions.

We Celebrate British Craftsmanship

Our Makers are the bedrock of our brand. All our products are made by our team of highly skilled Makers from our Workshop in the heart of England. We are deeply committed to showcasing such traditional skills and applying them to modern day know-how when making our products. Quality handmade pieces created to last.

We Support the Creation of Opportunity

Our brand was born out of the desire to create opportunity. When Julie and her mother Freda started The Cambridge Satchel Company at their kitchen table in Cambridge with a budget of only £600 they had one goal - to make enough money to provide Julie's children with a better education and a brighter future. Through our various initiatives with fabulous contributors to society such as The Royal Opera House, The Prince’s Foundation & The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) we aspire to support them in continuing to provide opportunities and unearth hidden talents amongst the youth.