Sunday, 23 May 2010

Look What I Found - Vintage Leather School Satchel

I couldn't believe it when I saw this at a local carboot a couple of weeks ago.. it was lying crumpled in a heap amongst old toys, clothes and general 'rubbish'. I remember noticing it was really good quality leather right away so I grabbed it before anyone else had a chance and had a quick look at it. It definitely could do with a few stitches and a good clean, but I figured it would make a nice camera bag for me. When I asked the man how much he wanted I couldn't believe my luck when he said "pfft.. £2??".. TWO POUNDS?! I didn't even want to haggle as I already felt like I was stealing at just £2! So I got my purse out, and exchanged the money for this incredible little beauty!

After giving it a good clean out, and cleaning up the leather, I decided that it didn't need any stitches, the ones that are left will hold for years and I love the aged look it has just the way it is. I don't even use it for a camera bag. I use it as my everyday handbag because it's the perfect size to fit all my stuff in for work and if I buy anything, there's enough room to put my goodies in there.

I can honestly say that I've never received so many compliments and questions about a bag before, when I tell people where I got it from and how much it cost me they are completely surprised!


  1. Looks lovely and at a bargain price to. It's amazing the things people part with.

  2. Love it. What a find. Was obviously meant to be yours.

  3. Wow! I would have snapped it up too! Great find. I'm jealous. ;)

  4. :) I'm so happy now it's all cleaned up. For my day job I have to have my bag checked whenever I leave a store (I go to between 2 and 4 stores each day) and every single person I've asked to check it has told me they want one and asked where I got it! Even men :D

  5. Great find :-) I enjoyed your blog :-)


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