Let’s Chat About The Cambridge Satchel Company Poppy Bag!
My friends!! I thought it was time I did a blog post all about the amazing and iconic Cambridge Satchel Company ‘Poppy’ Bag! I love this bag and I want to tell you all about it and why this handbag is a real winner! Today we are going to discuss the leather, quality, size, price, design options and so much more! I’m really excited to get into this with you, it’s a beauty of a bag! As much as I love the classic satchels which the Cambridge Satchel Company are famed for, I’m totally a Poppy girl! I love the simple shape, the rounded flap and shape and the simple push-clasp fastening. I’ve always been far too clumsy for the double buckles of the classic satchels, so this one fastening is much more suited to me. There are multiple ways to wear this bag, it’s a great weight and not only that, but it’s a great quality bag for an affordable price…Let’s discuss!
Three Ways To Wear
The Cambridge Satchel Company ‘Poppy’ bag can be worn three ways; as a long shoulder bag, a crossbody bag or as a top handle bag. The top handle is a really comfortable way to wear the bag, the top handle is smooth, padded leather the whole way round so it’s comfortable to hold and there’s plenty of space between the strap and the bag for hand. I find some top handles are more decorative, but this handle is comfortable and practical. As for the long shoulder strap (46″ long), this is adjustable with a generous margin, so you can wear the bag as a crossbody bag or as a shoulder bag(no matter how tall or petite you are). I love that fact that whilst the top handle is smooth and rounded to sit comfortably in your hand, the long shoulder strap is a single piece of leather which is smooth and treated on one side and untreated and textured on the reverse side. It’s a small detail, but it means the bag doesn’t slip off your shoulder when you are wearing it. I’m all about the details!
I love the Cambridge Satchel Company ‘Poppy’ bag for it’s simplicity; it’s the perfect shape and size and I love the fact the bulk of the bag is made from one curved piece of leather. However, there are a couple of design features which really make the bag feel extra special. First up, I adore the gold hardware, it’s beautiful against the dark red leather and it’s just an unexpected and super luxe detail. The hardware is also subtly embossed with CSC branding. Also on the back of the bag, there is space to slip in your name, much like you would get with a traditional satchel. It’s a lovely nod to the heritage of the brand. Finally, nearly all the CSC handbags can be monogrammed, the Poppy bag is usually monogrammed on the front, just above the clasp. It’s a really lovely detail, but I didn’t get mine monogrammed as one day we will ‘set the date’ and I don’t want to have the wrong initials on my bag! Finally, there are two sizes of the Poppy bag, I have the classic size which I LOVE, but there is a mini as well if you like smaller bags.
The Poppy bag in the classic size is £135 and the Poppy Mini Bag is priced at £100, however, right now there are some mini Poppy’s on sale for £60 and £70. so if you are looking to bag a bargain, now is a great time! Also, if you are shopping online, it’s worth noting that postage is free for all orders over £100. AND if you sign up to their newletter, you can get 10% off and every month there is a prize draw to win a free bag for one lucky subscriber worth up to £200.
The Cambridge Satchel Company Poppy Bag is inspired by a traditional doctors bag and given a pretty, polished and feminine twist. It’s also a lot more practical. Much like it’s inspiration, the Poppy bag is wonderful quality, the leather, the hardware, the stitching and the embossing, it’s all perfectly executed. It is presented in a dust bag which is handy for storage and the inside of it is unlined, which I personally really like as it keeps the weight of the bag down, but if you do like to have compartments to store away your tampons, make up, keys etc, then you might want to get some little fabric pouches to store your bits and bobs away, but like I said, I like it unlined and it’s nice to have one big compartment so I can fit larger items inside like a bottle of water or a camera.
What Fits Inside?
The Poppy bag is nice and spacious on the inside, as I mentioned, there is no lining or interior pockets, so you get can utilise the full interior space of the bag. Personally, I can fit a small vlogging camera (and case) inside, as well as a small amount of make up, phone, keys, small purse and still have space for headphones and phone charger. However, it is worth noting, I always use a small purse or card holder, which does free up a lot of space compared to anyone who uses a giant, overstuffed purse. The bag measures 28cm wide by 20cm tall and has a depth of 12cm at the base, so you do get a nice amount of space to play with.
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…And there we have it, everything you need to know about the Cambridge Satchel Company Poppy Bag! I hope you like it and thank you for reading. Also, this post contains press samples and affiliate links. Also, if you want to read about Cambridge Satchel Co.’s The Little One, I blogged about that too!