Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Love Letter To My Satchel

I did not include this in my Christmas haul because I thought that it deserved a post of it's own (and it had not yet arrived!), but my main Christmas present was a 15" purple leather satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company.


I must say I'm totally in love with the purpleness, the handy little carry handle and just generally how great it is. The front pocket is even the perfect size for my purse, and my 15" Mac Book pro just fits, and will probably fit a bit better when the bag has been worn in a bit.


I took it up to London with me last Wednesday and it was so handy having it slung over my back without having to worry if someone was going to be able to get into it to steal my purse!


The only problem I can find with it is that I'm allergic to it. Yeah. You heard me right. The leather interior, whatever they've used to treat it with when I brush my hand across it I'm left with a sore red rash for about an hour. I'm very much hoping that it will go away over time!

I have this unexplained urge to name her, and so far the names I've come up with have been Lola and Charlotte - does anyone else have any other ideas?


20 comments:

  1. i love this satchel, so so pretty! i went into Ollie & Nic in town the other day and they had lots of lovely leather satchels in the sale. hope your nasty rash clears up doll xxx

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  2. i love this bag! its such a pretty colour =) in regards to names i think u've made to create choices there! tho im biased as my rabbit is called lola and my cat is called charlotte :P xx

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  3. I like the color of the bag! About the name, maybe Virginia or Jane?

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  4. Ooo, she's so pretty. I love the colour. I think Lola will suit her fine.

    Such a shame about the rash. Hope the allergy goes away with time!

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  5. I can't believe you are allergic to the inside! Talk about a toxic love! You should probably give her a "bad girl" name then, what ever kind of name that is! The bag is ever-so-lovely though!.

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  6. OMG I love the Cambridge Satchel Company, their bags on Urban Outfitters are always making me jealous!! This bag is a stunner, I love the colour =)


    Hannah xx

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  7. Ooh I remember when you posted about this! It's so beautiful. Maybe you should write to the manufacturer's and tell them about your rash - they might have some thoughts or maybe they can change the lining for you?

    Leia

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  8. Oh I love my new Cambridge Satchel too, definitely my favourite Christmas present! I think she's a Lola :) Sally x

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  9. the colour of the satchel is so unique - i think that's what i love best. who doesn't love the satchel shape though? they're so useful too. i love it, no wonder you're so happy with it.

    -vicki!
    http://snseandsnsibility.blogspot.com/

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  10. ohhhh this is A-MAZING. i love the colour, i would literally wear it with everything regardless. i love my satchel too because u can fit loads in but it never looks too bulky! xx

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  11. Wow... Now I am in love with your satchel too! It's gorgeous *sigh*

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  12. Oh gosh she looks beautiful! The purple colour is just perfect - I definitely think she looks like a Lola to me!

    Such a shame about the allergy, but I'm sure it will wear off soon. Have you considered trying out a leather cleaner to try and help it along?

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  13. Gorgeous color! I'm sorry about the allergic reaction :(

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  14. I actually think I'm in love with this satchel, it's SO amazing! And the colour is perfect for the new season, how perfect can one bag get? I like the name Lola :)
    Ooh and I think the floral blackberry cover would go amazingly well with the satchel (i'm not bias, hehe) The cover was a really good price as well, £6! I was shocked it's lovely, let me know if you need the link or anything.
    Xx

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  15. This is a seriously amazing bag, gosh, I want one!

    I like the name Lola personally, but Charlotte is nice too...

    xx

    http://www.bonjourbellerue.blogspot.com

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  16. AMAZING! <3
    www.madeleinebaker.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, that's such a shame you're allergic to it! Cos it's just one of the prettiest satchels I've ever seen!

    Amélie
    http://www.sogirlyblog.com

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  18. i have wanted one of these for years, and still haven't taken the plunge!!

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  19. What a lovely present, I bet you'll have it forever.

    Cait x

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