Ah, back to school time. While it’s the time of year many kids dread, I rejoiced at the idea of a new fall wardrobe, which came with back to school shopping.

To this day, I still approach fall shopping as a ritual. This year I’m coveting many things, but nothing is making me think more about the season change than the preppy, yet utilitarian satchel bag. The iconic bag has an English vintage feel, is structured, but has some slouch, and features a front flap and a long strap to wear crossbody. Suede or leather, nuetral or colored, I’m dying to get my hands on this chic and practicle bag.

Celebs with Mulberry's Alexa

Mulberry’s Alexa bag (named after the uber-trendy Alexa Chung) and Proenza Schouler’s PS1 bag are at the top of the fashion pyramid. Stars like Leighton Meester, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary Kate Olsen and Olivia Palermo have all been spotted sporting the stylish satchel.

Celebs with Proenza Schouler's PS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more affordable options, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Target are all selling satchels.

Top Shop Satchel $175

Proenza Schouler PS1 $1,995

Mulberry Oversized Alexa $1,450

Current Elliot for Kate Spade $795

Bruges $40

BDG Primary Satchel $58

 

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