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Satchel -quick help please

(16 Posts)
Mrsmaudwatts Wed 08-Nov-17 10:41:57

I'm planning on getting a Cambridge satchel - I am changing career and need a briefcase type bag. I'm really chuffed to have cracked it and got a job in my new career, so the bag is a sort of present to myself. I originally trained in Cambridge- which is why I want a Cambridge one rather than any of the others.

So, my question is- is having your initials embossed on it naff? I can't decide! And I'm going to buy it tomorrow.

RubbishMantra Wed 08-Nov-17 11:31:08

I had my initials embossed! Not coloured though. The embossing is very subtle.

AnonEvent Wed 08-Nov-17 11:48:52

I have my (old) initials on mine, and I've never regretted it. I chose to have no colour in the embossing (I think they offered gold, silver and black at the time).

Feawen Wed 08-Nov-17 11:56:05

Yes, the embossing is subtle and, if you have it in the centre of the front flap, sits under your arm most of the time. I have used mine every day for work for years - it still looks great and is often complimented.

PNGirl Wed 08-Nov-17 12:02:52

I got blind embossing! Really nice and subtle. Obviously means no resale though if you want a change in a few years.

Mrsmaudwatts Wed 08-Nov-17 12:32:24

Thanks, I think I'll go for it then. I was thinking of just the plain embossing so it's not too obvious.

What colour do you all have?

Still undecided, can't wait to actually buy i!

GoingRogue Wed 08-Nov-17 12:34:34

Well done on your new job OP, and I'm so envious of you buying a Cambridge satchel! Enjoy.

dinosaursandtea Wed 08-Nov-17 12:43:21

Do it! I have an oxblood red one and keep meaning to get my initials on it. I had plain embossing on my brown one and it looked really nice.

DancingHouse Wed 08-Nov-17 12:45:23

Looks good but it won't have much of a resale value if you ever wanted to.

Jedbartletforpresident Wed 08-Nov-17 12:50:53

I have the 13" in French Grey and I absolutely love it. People always comment on it - not just on the satchel but on the colour too which is gorgeous

AnonEvent Wed 08-Nov-17 12:56:22

I have the 13" in the egg yolk yellow (not its official name) - I wear it with a navy wool coat to tone it down a bit.

Mrsmaudwatts Wed 08-Nov-17 12:56:38

Thanks! I had almost given up on finding a job (after spending £££ and years re-training) and then out of the blue, the perfect job came up! In the perfect location. So, It's very deserving of a beautiful bag I think.

Bit awkward as I was so sure I would never actually make it, I took a new job in my old career a week before I saw this one. Funny how these things turn out...!

Mrsmaudwatts Wed 08-Nov-17 12:57:12

Instead of my initials, I might actually have the work "finally" 😂

Mrsmaudwatts Wed 08-Nov-17 12:58:15


Feawen Wed 08-Nov-17 15:54:24

Congratulations on the job and enjoy your satchel smile

RubbishMantra Wed 08-Nov-17 21:32:11

Mine's bright purple. It still looks spanking after 4 years of heavy use. Reminds me, I must get the Collonil out and give it a bit of a treatment.

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