Our Story

The cambridge satchel company timeline the timeline

It's been quite a journey since we started in 2008. Read on to hear some of the highlights.

the idea

Julie Deane and her mother Freda start The Cambridge Satchel Company at their kitchen table in Cambridge with a budget of only £600 and one goal - to make enough money to send Julie's children to a better school.The company is an instant hit with the bags featuring in Italian Vogue in its first year.

CREATING A STIR

Production climbs from three bags a week to a hundred. Julie's leather satchels start to attract (somewhat unexpected but very exciting) attention from a wider audience. The satchels are featured in The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide and Julie is approached by Urban Outfitters about stocking the bags in its stores.

the idea

Julie Deane and her mother Freda start The Cambridge Satchel Company at their kitchen table in Cambridge with a budget of only £600 and one goal - to make enough money to send Julie's children to a better school.The company is an instant hit with the bags featuring in Italian Vogue in its first year.

CREATING A STIR

Production climbs from three bags a week to a hundred. Julie's leather satchels start to attract (somewhat unexpected but very exciting) attention from a wider audience. The satchels are featured in The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide and Julie is approached by Urban Outfitters about stocking the bags in its stores.

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