The Beauty of Bags*

*this word is used to refer to all kinds of bags including, but not limited to, backpacks, messenger bags, satchels, fanny packs, purses, clutches, etc.

I was flipping through this month’s Vanity Fair issue and came across this amazing article about The Cambridge Satchel Company.

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Men’s Bestsellers Page on their website.

Real quick, this lady, Julie Deane, wanted to come up with a business so that she could afford sending her two kids to private school. She saw how seasonal bags were and remembered how long her satchel from her school days lasted so she decided to sell satchels.

Now, she owns a super big company and can probably afford to purchase the private school altogether. 

Anyone who truly knows me knows that I have many obsessions. A ton. And one of those obsessions is backpacks. Backpacks are one of my many weakness. In my closet right now I have five backpacks, two drawstring bags and three fanny packs. At my parents house I have about five more bags.

Do I use them all the time? No. In fact, I have one backpack I ordered from Amazon about four years ago (similar to this one) that has been my casual bag I use for work and school.

Reading this article inspired me to purchase one of these backpacks. I quickly looked at the price and I, using Deane’s words from the interview, “…fell over backwards, and picked myself up and thought, Right, that’s a lot[.]”

They’re beautiful bags. I can smell the leather through my screen so the price seems right. But I was still ready to use a new bag.

So I went into my closet and pulled out a bag I’ve been meaning to use for a while. This post was just an appreciation post for bags and for Julie Deane.

My next post will be a what’s-in-my-bag exposé.

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