Folks at the Cambridge Satchel Company are used to having their hands full at this time of year, although the recent spike in orders has little to do with a back-to-school scramble. As adults everywhere funnel their classroom memories through boy blazers to box pleats, the British bagmakers are ramping up production to meet the new and very grown-up demand for their satchels. Besides the heightened colour options (deep purple, Kelly green, fire-engine red), these bags are no different from the old school originals; they’re fashioned from the same schlep-ready leather (tough enough to withstand the hard knocks of lurking bullies), and the hardware is reassuringly scholastic. There’s an adorable elementary-sized satchel that’s just eleven inches wide, which doubles up as a clutch should Mom want to raid the closet on PTA night.
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