Spotted at London Collections: Men, The Cambridge Satchel collection is definitely unisex and I was told that its new 'Portrait Backpack', has appealed in equal amounts to both men and women.
This season (the company's second) sports some truly beautiful adaptations to their classic satchel for its men's collection. In response to requests from independent boutiques and department stores like Selfridges to come up with more of a luxurious piece, the beautiful 14" Smooth Saddle leather satchel (above) with brass fastenings and two different styled trimmings totally fits the bill. It does push the price over the company's previous self-imposed £200 limit. It's gorgeous. The leather is softer and I ask if it will be retailing on its own web site? IT LOOKS LIKE there will be a version, maybe not black or cordovan, but maybe without some of the extra trimmings!
The rest of the The Cambridge Satchel SS2014 collection cleverly takes inspiration from the detailing found in classic men’s footwear: the brogue (above), the tassel loafer (below) and the deck shoe. The sizing varies from 14" to 15"in length.
I did get two golden nuggets to spill...It's whispered that for the next women's collection, there will be a smaller version of the satchel, but still big enough to hold the iPad mini (thank heavens), and then its first ever BAG! Now this I CAN'T WAIT FOR!