What's in My Batchel

November 17, 2017

Hi beautiful people! I'm back doing a what's in my bag/review on my 15' Classic Batchel in Leather from the Cambridge Satchel Company.
I had wanted a bigger Cambridge Satchel bag because my 13' bag wasn't quite cutting it especially with my thoughts on starting grad school in the fall. I started my eBay search early on and found a black batchel, new with tags for 60% off.  My will power against purses is so low, especially against Cambridge Satchels. Of course I had to get this beauty. I had been on the prowl for a bag that could fit my laptop, iPad, wallet, keys, pencil case, endless lipsticks, and a folder or two. Additionally, I had also been looking for a bigger sized minimalistic bag for domestic travel.
What's in my bag can fluctuate but I always have my key holder, wallet, a lipstick or two or...five, my iPod Classic, vintage sunglasses, and a book.
Left to right: iPod Classic, e.l.f. Intense Ink Liquid Liner, Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Starlet, Prada Candy Rollerball, Marc by Marc by Marc Jacobs Q Slim Zip Around Wallet (similar), Kate Spade Rucy Key Holder (similar), vintage sunglasses (similar), and Archie's Double Digest. 
I always try to carry perfume, lipstick (Ciate liquid velvet is 10/10), and eyeliner. This e.l.f. eyeliner is the my newest pick and good for $3, although I wish it was a bit more pigmented. Despite the fact they killed off iPod Classics, its still a must for me in my purse. Lately on walks especially I've been listening to Melodrama by Lorde, and Joanne by Lady Gaga. I also have been loving Riverdale's second season. So much that I've been re-reading Archie Comics that I collected over my childhood. Veronica is still my favorite, wish I had gotten more Veronica lipsticks from the Archie's Girl's M.A.C collection *sigh* 
So how does the Batchel hold up? Well it fits a lot more than my 13 in satchel or any other purse I have! The quality is impeccable, the leather is beautiful, and handcrafted in Great Britain piece by piece! It can hold my Macbook Air (not with the neoprene case sadly) and all my goods above comfortably with room for a pencil case and folder. The Batchel has a handle and a strap vs the 13' just having a strap. The outer pocket is a perfect size for my pencil case or lipsticks. The only complaint I have about this bag is that it can get heavy especially with the weight being distributed to one side. I wish I could turn the straps into criss cross backpack straps, something I will have to search for on Pinterest later. But all around, a great, classic, bigger purse for those looking for a more streamlined and professional purse.
Well that's it for now friends! Let's talk latte-r, what's in your bag at the moment? Can you believe November is halfway gone?!

Photos by BMB Photography
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39 comments

  1. First off these shots are stunning-- I love how you shot them at a coffee shop. The batchel is so cute! You reminded me I have to use my oxblood one more. Whatever happened to Cambridge satchel co? I remember when I bought mine they were all the range but now I can't find them anywhere!

    Mili | sharmtoaster

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    1. Dude tell me about it. I have to scour on eBay because Shopbop, J. Crew, and everywhere else doesn't sell them in the USA. I need to try Posh. My bank always denies the store because its GBP and thinks its fraudulent lol. I thought of you when I got this bag because I remembered you had the oxblood one! Do you think its heavy? Thanks for stopping by Mili!

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  2. Oh I remember these bags, I've always admired them so I'm glad to see they are still around. I always like the neon ones. As you said they look like such practical bags, although it's a shame it gets heavy when you fill it with a lot.

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. They're so beautiful Mica. Ooh I love those too! Such a shame =( Wish there was a way for the weight to be distributed better. Likewise!

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  3. oh my dear your classic batchel is beyond amazing :) I mean I never really thought that I want one but now I need one :D crazy! greetings from my holidays at the hotel eggental in south tyrol
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks Claudia! You might need one, check Posh or eBay for great deals.

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  4. I am LOVING this bag- what a classic!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  5. Nice bag and you got nice things in it.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. My bag is the same... stuff and more stuff. Womens bag you know...
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

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  7. Love posts like this! Have a great day

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  8. I love this little look into your bag - Music is definitely an essential for me to carry!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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    1. Thanks Heather. Same! What kind of device did you use?

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  9. Beautiful shots, love! I love Lorde's Melodrama too! The bag looks so classy :)
    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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  10. I love your bag choice, it's so minimal yet can clearly fit in all those essentials! Plus it will literally go with every outfit - great choice!

    Musings & More

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  11. I love "What's in My Bag" type posts, it's always fun to see what people carry (I promise I'm not being creepy 🙈). Lipsticks are a must have in my bag as well along with a mini face mist for refreshing my makeup. Love that you carry an Archie comic too, I really enjoyed reading them as a kid!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. Haha I love them too Jenny. Its been 4 years since I've done one! Great must haves! Re-reading them has been so fun.

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  12. Love this! such a beautiful bag
    bisous

    http://gallech.blogspot.com

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  13. This bag is so cool, I love it! Also adore these sunnies, such a unique design xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thanks Naya! They're my fave, a vintage pair from Greece.

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  14. Cute handbag! I always love seeing what people carry around in their bags.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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    1. They are darling Samantha. I might need one in brown!

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  15. That does look like a great bag. I like that it's roomy yet still streamlined. I carry my Madewell Transport Tote everywhere but I could use another option!

    Have a great week Sonia!

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    1. Thanks Mme. Happy Thanksgiving! Ooh I love that Madewell tote, but I have a MBMJ bag which is v similar.

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  16. Love that satchel! And so clever you bring a book with you, I should do that too :)

    Marije | thegfguide.com

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