5 Minutes With: Cambridge Satchel Company Founder, Julie Deane

Cambridge Satchel Company Julie Deane

The tale of how the Cambridge Satchel Company came about is somewhat the stuff of fashion legend, and with good reason. I’m sure you know the story but just in case, here’s a brief recap. With just £600 in the bank, mother of two Julie Deane started making satchels from her kitchen table in Cambridge in an effort to raise money to cover school fees. Within four years the company had gone from a two (wo)man operation – Julie’s own mother helped her from the start – to a global brand with over 70 employees and a £10 million pound annual turnover. By October this year that had climbed to £13 million with two stand alone stores in London, stockists all over the world and ambitious expansion plans in Asia and the Middle East that will no doubt be hugely successful. The satchels are undeniably gorgeous and well made, attractive to a vast consumer base and reasonably priced but regardless of how great the product is, without Dean’s intelligence, business acumen and tenacity, the Cambridge Satchel Company could not have become the iconic, coveted and inspiring brand it is today. It was an absolute pleasure speaking to Julie at the launch of the label’s lovely new Covent Garden flagship so without further ado, enjoy…

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Christmas 2014

Diane Von Furstenberg

Leopard Print iPhone 5 Case
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Look Du Jour: Maje Day to Night

Maje day to night

What: Maje Kristie top (click here to buy), Basalt lambskin jacket (click here to buy), Jalouse skirt (click here to buy) & Fiesta suede court shoes (click here to buy) worn with Coach clutch & MAC lipstick (all c/o)

Where: Dinner & cocktails at Electric House in Notting Hill

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