The Cloud Bag
Continuing with the pink and gold theme I seem to have inadvertently adopted this year (Seriously, I SWEAR I didn’t do it on purpose, but, now I come to think of it, maybe I should have? I mean, I know Panetone set the official colour of the year , but there’s nothing stopping me setting my OWN colour for each year, is there? Other than the fact that once I’d worked my way through all of the different variations of green, that would be pretty much it for me, obviously…), last week I was introduced to the new love of my life, namely the Cloud bag, by the Cambridge Satchel Company.
Seriously, how cute is this?! When it arrived, I carried it around the house with me, then placed it on my dressing table when I went to bed, so I could see it when I woke up. I really wish I was joking about this, but if happiness was a handbag (and I suspect it probably IS), this would be the bag. Yes it would.
Now, I’ve been aware of The Cambridge Satchel Company for a while now: I think it would be hard to use Instagram regularly and NOT be aware of them, to be honest. So I knew that the bags were all handmade in Britain, and I also knew the company was started with a budget of just £600, and made clever use of blogging and social media to grow – which is something I have a huge amount of admiration for, obviously. What I didn’t realise, however, was how totally addictive these bags could be: because no sooner had I unwrapped my dusky rose ‘Cloud’ bag, I was starting to try to work out how I could possibly justify getting one in Periwinkle blue, too. It’s that cashmere sweater all over again, isn’t it?
As you can see, The Cambridge Satchel Company very kindly embossed my name on the front of the bag for me in gold (I did try to convince Terry that ALL the bags they made were called ‘Amber’, but he didn’t fall for it, unfortunately…). This service is available for all of the bags they make, and now that I have a bag with my name on the front, I just can’t imagine how I’ve been coping without that little detail until now. It really makes it seem extra special, as does the quality of the bag overall. This also has a detachable shoulder strap, which makes it all the easier to carry. Speaking of which, I’ll be sharing some photos of this bag in action tomorrow, but – spoiler alert – they didn’t quite work out the way I’d planned, which is why I thought it deserved a quick close-up today. Oh, and if you fancy owning a Cloud bag of your own, this is currently down to £77 in the sale, so don’t wait too long to make your mind up!
[Thanks to The Cambridge Satchel Company for the beautiful bag!]