We were partners in crime during the student years. It was perfect, made from soft tanned leather and a bit battered round the edges- money can't buy that. Now it's gone (deep sigh), probably discarded in a de clutter your life moment.
But, back to the present, on my trip to the UK earlier in the year the new improved satchel was everywhere. The Cambridge Satchel Company cleverly gave the humble satchel a radical makeover in fluorescent shades, bang on trend, and now over here.