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THE CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY

The Cambridge Satchel Company had humble beginnings. Julie and Freda Deane were thinking of ways to pay for school fees—and they thought of starting a business that sold satchels. They found a manufacturer to make 100% leather satchels in the classic brown—and these satchels were a hit! So the pair started producing satchels in bolder colors. Soon enough, it wasn’t just students who favored their chic carryalls, but the fashion elite as well. Over the years, The Cambridge Satchel Company has expanded their satchel business to the international market, taking pride in the joy their handmade bags bring to fashion- and function-lovers.

ABOUT THE CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY

Founded in 2008, the Cambridge Satchel Company is a British brand known for its 100% leather bags and other goods. While initially specializing in children’s schoolbags, the brand soon gained popularity among an older clientele with its elegant satchels.

The company began when Julie and Freda Deane were thinking of ways to pay for school fees. The challenge: start a business with only GBP 600. That’s how they thought of starting a business that specialized in leather schoolbags, as Julie realized that it was hard to find durable satchels out in the market. From there, they found a manufacturer that made their first 6 satchels in a classic brown color, all of which sold out very quickly.

The Deanes eventually thought of adding a twist to the classic satchel by experimenting with color. This led to their first milestone: a feature in the Italian version of Vogue. The company’s 14-inch red satchel appeared in the publication; soon after, fashion bloggers and editors expressed an interest in their bags. Julie then reached out to them, forming a close relationship to help spread the word about her business. The satchel craze began, with orders piling up and the demand for the company’s satchels growing.

More prominent publications and personalities began to notice the Cambridge Satchel Company. Another turning point for the company was when stores in New York began to place orders for its bags. A service to personalize your own bag with your own initials was also launched.

In 2013, the first Cambridge Satchel Company store opened in Covent Garden, marking the point when the brand officially became a global phenomenon. Today, the brand enjoys a following among modern fashion bloggers and leather bag enthusiasts. With a presence in over 86 countries, the company has truly established a strong presence in the fashion industry.

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