International Women’s Day 2022

With International Women’s Day only a few days away, we have been reflecting on how brilliant it is to have incredible women working at The Cambridge Satchel Co. From our retail teams, to our makers, to our head office employees and, of course, our founder and CEO Julie, what would we do without the women in our business?

This year, we have decided to ask women across the company to tell us all about their favourite bag. We’ve gotten to know our products very well over the years and many of us wear our bags out and about every day, whether for work, weekends away or nights out. Let’s hear what our female employees have to say. 

Julie, Founder and CEO

As a Satchel purist, the 15 Inch Satchel in Dark Brown is just perfect for me. It's 12 years old, it has aged perfectly and the leather has softened, I love its non-magnetic buckles and it holds everything I need - including dog biscuits!

Jo, Head of Sampling

I use my Messenger Backpack when I go skating outdoors. I can fit my shoes and other bits in it while I'm skating, and my skates fit in it when I need to put my shoes on again!

Lily, Edinburgh Team Member

My favourite bag is the 14” Satchel in Oxblood – it has a lot of space while still being light and comfortable to carry, which means I can always carry a few books around in case I ever want to read while I’m out and about.

Sarah, Head of International E-Commerce

My favourite bag is the Mini in Black Celtic Grain & Tiger Print Haircalf. I love this bag; it's great for the daytime and is the perfect accessory for a night out with my husband. I can fit my phone, purse and lippy in it – what more could a girl ask for?

Jen, Business Support Coordinator

My favourite bag is the Emily in Oxblood Saffiano - whenever I wear it I always get loads of compliments.

Charlie, Merchandising & Line Development Manager

The French Grey Sophie is my firm favourite out of all the wonderful bags we produce. The shape is so timeless and sophisticated, and I know I’ll wear it for many, many years to come. I’m always pleasantly surprised how much I can fit in it, too!

Millie, Brand Content Executive

My absolute go-to; The Poppy. It fits everything I need - aside from the usuals, I mean also a small umbrella or wooly hat, sun cream, a paperback or snacks (if it's that kind of day). The versatile and elegant design means it looks great with simple jeans and Converse or dressed up for an evening out. I have had this one for seven years now, and it is still my obvious answer every time I leave the house.

Liv, Executive Assistant

I love the Twist Lock Tote. I always look for an elegant, vintage style in a bag, and the Twist Lock Tote is a perfect example of that. It fits all my essentials - phone, purse and paperback - perfect!

Ellie, Digital Marketing Assistant

The Little One is the perfect bag for me. I've always been a fan of small bags and this one fits all my essentials: my phone, cardholder and keys. It's so classy and I love the contrast between the Racing Green and the gold hardware. It's such a unique design too - I wear it from the daytime to the evening. 

Poppy, Edinburgh Team Member

The Traveller was the first bag I bought from The Cambridge Satchel Co. and it’s still my absolute favourite. As a lover of photography, I adore the fact the Traveller is a reimagining of a classic Camera Bag. It fits all I need with ease, it’s super versatile and as someone who likes to change up my style a lot – it pairs perfectly with any outfit!

Jen, Edinburgh Shop Manager

The Bowls Bag is a fantastic modern take on a British classic and paired with Racing Green colour it can take you from day to evening easily! I love the versatility of carrying by the top handle for more formal occasions. You can carry a lot more than you think; a small umbrella fits easily and is essential for living in Scotland!

Saki, Sales Specialist, Japan Team


My favourite bag is of course the Mini, one of our most iconic bags. It really is my favourite item and I use it frequently. My colour of choice is Black, which is suitable for any clothes and occasion. Beautiful and practical!

Sandra, Commercial Director

The Traveller is always my bag of choice, this one has literally travelled the world with me, i have taken it from London to Japan and back again, it fits so much more than you would realise, a true Tardis! 

Charlotte, Accounts Assistant

I like the Pushlock because it is versatile; it’s great for the daytime but it’s also the perfect date night bag, and it fits all my essential knick-knacks!


So, which is your favourite? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram or Tiktok