On The Streets: Back-To-School Satchels

by debiekim on August 19, 2011

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By Debie Kim

I hate to admit it but it’s almost the end of summer…and for me, it’s always bittersweet. It means no more beach trips and cute shorts but it’s also the end of oppressive humidity and melting makeup.  For a lot of people, that also means back-to-school season and although its been awhile since I last stepped foot in a classroom, I can’t help but get excited over the prep-school trend that’s been everywhere.

Jennine wrote about her adorable multi-colored satchel here and not only do I love its unique colors, but its structured and proper look really make it a standout bag. Of course there’s the “It Bag”- the highly coveted PS1 that whenever I see on the streets, I have to wonder “…is that real?” (Does anyone else do that?) The canvas and suede version we spotted downtown is the perfect mix of elegance and casual-cool which shows why exactly this bag is “It.”

But what I really love seeing are girls who mix these school-boy accessories with feminine pieces like soft tops or lace skirts. The contrast keeps the look from being one-dimensional and much more interesting.

Hm, is that school bell I hear? It may be time for me to find a class just so I have an excuse to pick up a new satchel!

Photos by Nando Alvarez

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Closet Cravings August 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

This summer went by so fast! I still enjoy school prep style even though I’m no longer a student. Besides the stylish school satchels, I’m really lovin’ the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Backpack. =)
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Sweet Harvest Moon August 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Love these!
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Adele August 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Love this style, but as someone who is really lazy, the double buckles seem like a hassle. I’m noticing the top two are undone, maybe that’s why! Still cute.
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SACRAMENTO August 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I love them, I stick to using my husband old schoolbag. Whatelse would you have a husband for??? LOL.
I missed you.
Besos and a grand weekend.
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ella August 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I know exactly what u mean about the PS1 I always think exactly the same thing :) Ahhh school school, the only good thing about school was the shopping I got to do b4 school started :)
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Teen Craft Videos August 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

It must be great to live in either Florida or Southern California (I live in neither). In those places, every time of the year, summer or otherwise, seems to bring with it beach-going weather…
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June August 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm


please tell me!!

where is the fist pircture
the first satchel from????

debiekim August 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

It’s the PS1 by Proenza Schouler! :)

Joy August 20, 2011 at 5:00 am

I love these style of the bags the most. I’ll die to have a really nice durable tan leather one.
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Jo August 20, 2011 at 5:35 am

The first photo bag is just great! Absolutely love the colours!
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Laura Hueto Puig August 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I definitely share the love of satchels, and the ones you show us are great examples… :) I loove the back-to-school season! :D
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katie August 21, 2011 at 4:53 am

These satchels are really cool. have a great year dear :)
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Valentina August 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

These pictures make me want to go back to school!!
The bags are amazing!

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Marissa August 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I thought I’d be sick of the PS1 by now, but I guess not. That canvas version is gorgeous!
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debiekim August 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

I thought so too but yes, I love that canvas one!

dovev August 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

These satchels are very nice. reminds me the 60′s - peace!
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My Styleadvisor August 22, 2011 at 9:13 am

I like the second one best. Love its battered look.
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Xyryl August 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

you’re right. school’s fast approaching. and i love those satchels. they’re important!
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Jessica L. August 27, 2011 at 12:26 am

I love messenger bags! Great post!

The Budget Secret August 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

The Budget Secret thinks these orange wedge espadrilles look terrific with the satchel. What a great color combo, great look ,The Coveted!

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