Gone are the days that traditional school satchels were brimming with books, pens, notes, and piles of paper… Technology might be moving on but there’s no doubt students still need a good sturdy bag for their USB sticks, iPads, laptops, and mobile phones! We present five of our favourite bags – ideal for all your gadgets whether you’re returning to school, college, uni, or work this September.
We love our funky Miss Lulu bags, and this twist on a classic pillar box red is our absolute favourite! You’ll definitely stand out from the school crowds with this satchel, and it’s ideal for all your back to school bits and pieces. Surprisingly roomy, this satchel fits A4 pads, iPads and other tablets, and even has extra pockets inside and out for sneaking in your mobiles (sssh, we didn’t recommend that…). The metal buckle fastenings give a great traditional look to this satchel, but the hidden press studs underneath – and the zip top for extra security – allow for quick and easy opening.
This beautifully distressed leather satchel from Rowallan is great for older kids heading to college or uni, and ideal for parents heading back into the office! Incredibly hardwearing, our Rowallan satchels all come with comfy adjustable straps, and are great for stuffing chock-full with books and notes. This Bronco satchel very cleverly comes with a removable laptop sleeve that fits even the bulkiest of laptops. The pocket at the front is perfect tablet size, and the brass buckles have hidden press studs underneath for quick opening. Rowallan love their hidden pockets, and this bag is a great example with pockets galore both inside and out! A stunning investment that will see through many Septembers to come. Also comes in a smaller size without the laptop sleeve.
This bag is a great example of Rowallan’s classic satchel style, with double front pockets, brass buckles with press studs, adjustable strap, and inside hidden pockets. The Denver range is beautifully styled with bespoke stitching, distressed buffalo leather, and Rowallan’s trademark sitting proudly on the flap top. Perfect size for exercise books and tablets, this stunning soft leather wears for the better with time, becoming even more supple and vintage-looking. This classic satchel also comes in a lighter tan brown.
For the more studious child – this briefcase really does mean business! With a removable adjustable strap and a top handle for easy carrying, this briefcase has a distinct traditional satchel feel to it. Twin pockets feature on the front with a flap over top and brass press stud buckles. Hidden inside is a removable laptop sleeve and lots of nooks and crannies for your bits and bobs. There is also a hidden zip pocket on the back of this briefcase that fits A4 pads and papers. Incredibly sturdy and professional looking, this bag is the ideal study aid for both the office and the school yard.
This leather rucksack is incredibly unique and bang on trend at the moment! Beautifully soft and supple leather that has a dip-dyed look to it, it has been carefully styled to look worn in and vintage. It has twin pockets on the front that have individual brass press stud fastenings, and its toggle tie opening reveals a removable laptop sleeve inside. There is a top handle for carrying, and double shoulder straps that adjust – with a perfectly placed hidden zip pocket in between the shoulder straps. The perfect rucksack for those who cycle to school and uni, there is a surprising amount of room in this bag even when it’s carrying a laptop. You won’t find a better example of this trendy leather rucksack made by anyone other than Rowallan of Scotland!
All our featured bags are available at our online store