Sunday, 8 January 2017

My new Cambridge Satchel Push Lock Bag (a.k.a. the love of my life)


Every year I keep an eye on the Cambridge Satchel website during the January sales, lusting over their beautiful leather bags. And every year I talk myself out of getting one. I'm not the sort of person to splurge on accessories so I wanted to be totally sure I was buying the right thing! This year, however, I convinced myself to take the plunge on a bag from the Push Lock range - and I'm very glad I did!

Since my wardrobe is mostly made up of black, white, grey and muted neutrals, I decided that even though I wanted to go for something a bit different I would make sure the colour was wearable. I settled on the Damson shade since it's a change from standard brown or black. The colour is a deep purpley-brown and I love how sophisticated the bag looks (unlike the rest of me).

The craftsmanship is second-to-none, with the cut, stitching and embossing of the leather all done to perfection. For the embossing, I decided on blind rather than gold or silver, and opted for my Chinese birth year rather than my initials - that way it means something to me but not in an obvious way! The leather and closure are a little stiff at the moment since it's new, but I know from friends who own these bags that they soften a bit and develop their own 'personality' with continued wear.


One thing that I will say is that I'd recommend checking the measurements of the bag before buying. I spent a long time debating whether to get the medium or large size before getting a tape measure out. The large Push Lock bag is kind of small compared to the rest of my bags! It'll comfortably take my purse, camera, eyedrops, keys and a lipstick or two but that's about it. It's absolutely perfect for going down the pub, a weekend shopping trip etc but I would definitely need a bigger bag for work!

The Cambridge Satchel sale ends in just over a day, but there are currently loads of styles and colours in the sale for 40% off, and you can get a further 10% off (yep, half flippin' price!) by using the code 'TAKE10'.

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  1. I've been eyeing Cambridge Satchals up for years and have actually been looking on their website just! I love the detail with your Chinese birth year, I was thinking about getting my initials but this looks so beautiful you might have changed my mind!

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    1. They're well worth the money! The quality is just amazing.

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