We’re going to let you in on a little secret: right now, we’re infatuated with the satchel. While the definition of this classic shape isn’t so defined, we know that there are two generally accepted shapes: the classic long-strapped schoolboy carry-all (think Cambridge Satchel Company) and the mid-century-recalling top-handled handbag (think Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton.) Because of its versatility and evocative look, this is one style we’re really feeling for spring and beyond. Whether you want to look like you’re headed to the classroom or the boardroom, there’s a perfect satchel for you (in a growing number of colors). Click through for 10 great options.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.