I know it’s wrong to declare love for an inanimate object. A thing. Something with no soul that cannot return the emotion. But…if my new bag had a pulse, we would be having a torrid and passionate love affair right now.
I have been lusting after the Cambridge Satchel for about 3 months (since New York, to be precise) and it only reappeared on Shopbop last week. Not just any satchel though – it had to be the fluorescent yellow. I’m having a bit of a fluoro yellow moment (nails, jewellery, pants, looking for shoes) and this bag is the ultimate neon as far as I’m concerned. As I discovered on its first outing, I can wear pretty much anything and it won’t matter because the bag pulls all the focus. Jeans and tee? All about the bag. LBD? Bag. Potato sack? Bag bag bag. Not that I trot out the old sack too often these days (mind out of the gutter please).
I know it’s a trend piece and I won’t be toting it in 12 months, but I’m ok with that. It was only $155, and next time neon is back in fashion, I’ll be ready. In the meantime I don’t need to worry about buying any new clothes for summer because no one will be able to see them over the glare of my neon yellow anyway.