Matthew Weiner, Director of hit TV series Mad Men, has recently thanked his entire cast and crew – which is over 300 strong in total – by giving each individual a custom made Cambridge Satchel bag. Every bag is a classic dark brown, and customised with the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency logo.
Products of the Cambridge Satchel Company are fast becoming a fashion accessory must-have – as well as the cast and crew of Mad Men they have been spotted adorning the shoulders of Alexa Chung, Zooey Deschanel and Elle Fanning, among others. The website boasts the use of “only the finest English leather” on their bags, along with an adjustable shoulder strap and silver buckle closures on each.
The Cambridge Satchel Company was founded by Julie Deane and her mother Freda Harris. Deane needed to raise money to move her daughter to a new school due to bulling concerns, so they landed on the idea of creating a bag. Inspiration for design came from the Harry Potter franchise. Their aim was to make a classic old school satchel, which was reminiscent of the bags described as being used by the young witches and wizards of Hogwarts, in J.K. Rowling’s book series.
The Cambridge Satchel Company’s products are now stocked in 86 countries worldwide, as well as being available directly from their website The Cambridge Satchel Company.