Cloud Bag with Handle in Leather – Black The Cambridge Satchel Company

Product DescriptionIt doesn’t get dreamier than the Cloud Bag with Top Handle. The handy detachable leather strap means you can make the transformation from shoulder bag to clutch bag in the blink of an eye. The Cloud Bag’s scalloped detailing makes it stand out from the crowd. The larger size means more room for carrying those essentials you need to take you from day to night. 100% LeatherMade in Great BritainTop handleBranded pale gold hardwareTwist-lock closuresAdjustable shoulder strapEmbossed logo on reverseDust Bag for storage and protectionWhether it’s for yourself or a gift for someone else, pair your bag with a purse or keyring for additional style points.Size GuideAll measurements are approximate and can vary slightly as each bag is handmade from a natural material. Internal measurements are around about an inch smaller than the below listed measurements.Bag Measurements (External)Width11″ (28cm)Height7.5″ (19cm)Depth2″ (5cm) at baseApprox. Weight0.6kgRecommended Weight of Contents1kgStrap MeasurementsStrap Length54.5″ (138cm)Strap Width3/4″ (1.9cm)


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Handbag History

Have you ever wondered about the history of handbags? The handbag has been an essential item to the fashion industry ever since people have had something precious to carry around with them.

The first use of handbags drawn in history began in the 14th century, It was in the Egyptian hieroglyphs that shows pouches carried around the waist. Bags were attached to a belt around the waist which was called a girdles. Embroidery and jewels was added these belts and bags to show the wearers status – the richer the person, the more detailed and complicated the bag.

In the 16th century, handbags was more practical with the use of everyday materials such as leather, with a drawstring fastener on top. Woman wore their chaneries or hamondeys under their dresses. During this time cloth bags were used that were made larger and were used by travellers and carried across their body.

In 17th century handbags they became more of a choose, from round, oval, long to short bags. Fashionable men and women carried small purses with different shapes. Young girls were taught embroidery and then they would stitch unique artwork on to the handbags.

In the 18th century narrower slender dresses became popular, so wearing a bag under their clothing ruin the look so fashionable ladies started carrying their handbags which were called reticules. Women had a different bag for every occasion.

The name handbag was first use in the early 1900’s referred to hand-held bags carried by men. These were an inspiration for bags that became popular for women, including the use of fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. With this new fashion statement , jewellers got into the act with special compartments for opera glasses, cosmetics, and fans.

The 1920s saw the pouchettes which was clasp bag, in the 1930s the shoulder bag, satchel, clasp and clutch all became in to fashion.

With the war in the 1940s the handbag become more of a strict design, more big, more angular and more practical. Metal frames, zipper were hard to get so the makers used plastic, wood and synthetic material instead of leather.

The 1950s post war made the handbag in to a icon status. Well know designers emerged including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes.

The 1960s saw more youthful styles such as the long narrow clutch, the shoulder bag,with long chains or straps, any thing went no rules!

The 1970 took in the large satchel, and fabric shoulder bags as more young people were travelling all over the place. Afgham bags, patch work and embroidery and flower power designs were becoming more available.

The 1980’s was seeing the fitness boom so more sport bags. Vera Bradley designed a classic quilted bag which became very popular. Miuccia prada designed the first unisex back bag.

The 20th century handbags are available in many styles and materials such as waterproof canvas, space age synthetics, and faux reptile skins. Handbags, which for so long had been associated with the feminine are now becoming more popular with men. Both the modern man and woman can strap on or sling over a hands-free bag and go.

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Ted Baker – Designer Profile

Having launched in 1988 in Glasgow as a shirt specialist, Ted Baker quickly became the top name to the top place to go and buy some of the very best contemporary men’s shirts around.

From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.

They opened up other 3 stores within 2 years then in 1990, they opened up a store in Convent Gardens. 1995 Ted Baker women was launched were you could purchase clothing, shoes and handbags. They have designed bags from the shopper to the classy trendy Clutch and many more. They also have stores and outlets in the rest of Europe, United States of America, Canada. Australasia, Asia and the middle East. It opened it’s flagship store on the New York City’s Firth Avenue in August 2012.

As you would expect from Ted Baker the approach they use to marketing the brand remains the same as it was from day one … primarily by word of mouth and out of the ordinary marketing. What other brand would give away Paxo stuffing at Christmas, a can of chocolate bunny hotpot for Easter, or even special world-cup 2006 football cards, Roy of the Rovers style? Ted remains one of the only brands to be built into an international designer label without an advertising campaign.

Ted chooses not to advertise so he must do everything he can to support his collections in a more consistent, different and fun manner to get people to notice, to love and want to own one of his designs! So they have designed a ‘no ordinary designer website’

Ted Baker is one of the fastest-growing leading lifestyle brands in the UK.

The collections have grown rapidly as just a menswear brand in Glasgow in 1987 to selling women wear to clothes to the fancy handbags to complete your outfit!

Today Ted Baker offers a wide range of collections including: Menswear, Womenswear, Global,Endurance, Pashion, Langley, Accessories, Fragrance, Skinwear, Footwear, Eyewear and Watches.

Ted Baker has a portfolio of stores in the UK and USA and is also present in leading department stores.

After signing three new territorial license agreements in 2006 and initially opening stores in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai we’ve continued our expansion in 2007 with the opening of a further store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, three in Kuala Lumpur and two each in Dubai and Jakarta. We also have locations in Taiwan and Bangkok.

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Fashionable Handbags

Handbag styles are constantly changing and you could literally go broke trying to keep up with all of the trends but handbags are also a classic accessory that never goes out of style. Choose what suits your personality and budget and you won’t go wrong.

Whatever your fashion sense, you can find the perfect handbag that makes you feel unique and special.

Over the past few years, big bags seem to have faded from the scene while clutches and decorative prints have become all the rage. With all of the elegance that clutches and baguettes offer, they are small and meant to be carried in your hand. Great news for the women with more to carry than a tube of lipstick; large totes are back in fashion. Carried in the crook of your arm, you can stash all of your belongings while still showing your flair.

Handbag Buyers Guide

Scion Mr Fox Tote Bag

As a handbag lover you want to have the latest style of handbag that’s on the market. You want to make sure that the colour goes well with your wardrobe, the cut and the material that the bag is in, will make it look elegant, trendy and fashionable! With any bag it can make you look and feel completely different!

There are so many different types of bags to choice from and making the right choice can be very daunting. You should always remember one thing when looking for a new bag – pick the bag that you like the look of, the one you feel comfortable with and what you like.

Does it suit your style?  How often have you asked yourself this , a hundred times!

The way that you wear/ hold your bag tells others a lot about you.

The hands free – By wearing your bag on your back you are showing your love of travel with a possible tendency for commitment.

The arm crook -This retro hold suggests an air of royal importantace, a touch of elegance, You’re in to fashion in a big way and love to have to latest fashion trends.

The front hold -This hold can sometimes suggest a bit of shyness.

The body crosser -This is the easy way to carry a bag no hassle and fuss, a jolly practical approach to life.

The low dangle – This hold keeps one arm down at your side at all times, this suggests a high level of self esteem and a desire to be in the middle of everything to stand out in a crowd.

The shoulder bag -This hold is a sign of being super confidence with your body and fashion sense.

The shoulder hook – With the straps on the shoulder this free-wheeling style look gives the signals that you might not be as spontaneous as you look you like to think things over and get it right!

For those looking to complete a evening outfit, if you are heading out for a night out with the girls or having a romantic night out you need the perfect bag to complement your outfit as you strut with the sexy confidence of a women dressed to kill.

The right handbag is a essential but choosing it can be not easy task.

Evening Clutch bags are petite that you can carry it under one arm, they are great for carrying your lipstick and keys. Evening bags come in all different colours and material, you can get Clutch bags without straps or handles these bags make a elegant Impression and are a event worthy accessory. Choose one that you can mix and match with most outfits black bags are always a winner they are classy and never go out of fashion, Silver and gold add glitz and a bit of sparkle.
Different Bag Materials

Leather handbags

Leather adds a classy touch which never goes out of fashion. Leather is a solid material which can be cut into many different shapes and styles, you can add lots of different details on to leather such as tags, stitching, patterns, cut out detail and many more. Leather comes in a hugh range of colours you also can get a patent leather that has a high gloss finish to it. Leather adds a sense of confidence and sophistication to any outfit.

Suede handbags

Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish. suede is less durable but softer than standard leather. Its softness, thinness, and pliability make it suitable for clothing and delicate uses; Due to its textured nature and open pores, suede may become dirty and quickly absorb liquids.Suede is much more a softer material which has a velvety soft feel to the touch, it’s more easier to bend into slouchy, curver shapes making it more comfortable to wear.

Canvas handbags

Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making a range of different things including bags, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It differs from other heavy cotton fabrics, such as denim, in being plain weave rather than twill weave. Canvas comes in two basic types: plain and duck. The threads in duck canvas are more tightly woven.

Canvas is a waterproof material so it makes it easier to wipe clean , canvas is a sturdy and strong and will last of a long time.

Denim handbags

Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck.

It is a characteristic of most indigo denim that only the warp threads are dyed, whereas the weft threads remain plain white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile then shows the blue warp threads and the other side shows the white weft threads.

Denim is very trendy with young people and teenagers. Denim can be dyed very easy and cut into any style. They come in many different shapes and designs and finishings.

Nylon handbags

Nylon is a material which becomes soft when heated and hard when cooled. It is a silky material which was introduced as a fabric in 1939.

Nylon was intended to be a replacement for silk and substituted for it in many different products after silk became scarce during World War II. It replaced silk in military applications such as parachutes and flak vests, and was used in many types of vehicle tires.

Nylon fibers are used in many applications, including clothes

Nylon is often made by Parda bags. Nylon is a material which is very easy to use, it can be dyed to any colour and easy to wash.

Cotton handbags

Cotton is undoubtedly, most using natural fiber for making textile products. Cotton is a plant fiber and originates from the seeds of cotton plant. The basic constituent of cotton is cellulose, while others are pectin, water and wax in traces.

Cotton comes in a variety of colours, prints and textures. It can be easy cut, quilted and embellished very quickly making to very good for making bags as you can make a lot in a short time.

Wool handbags

The use of wool in making of clothing etc started about 9 to 11 thousand years ago,

Wool is also a natural fiber and fall in the category of animal fiber. We get wool fiber from sheep fleece. This textile material is good for making winter clothing thanks to its warmth property. The basic constituent of wool fiber is protein and it is the first fiber that was used in making textile clothing. Wool is also very easy to dye.

Linen handbags

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

Many products are made of linen, the earliest records of an established linen industry are 4,000 years old, from Egypt. Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers, yarns, and various types of fabrics Linen bags have a loose weave and can wrinkle very easy, it can be handwashed but it’s better if it gets dry cleaned.

Silk/Rayan bags

Silk’s absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. It is often used for clothing and bags. Silk’s attractive lustre and drape makes it suitable for many applications.

Silk has a smooth, soft texture that is not slippery, unlike many material.

Fabrics that are often made from silk include charmeuse, habutai, chiffon, taffeta, crepe de chine, dupioni, noil, tussah, and shantung, among others.

Silk and Rayan are very similar material they both come in different weights which can make a handbag feel lighter or heavier, They both come in different colours and sheens(shimmer look) they can be draped in to slouchy shapes making it a more or a comfortable bag to use and feel.



In American English, a gym bag/hold-all/sports bag is a large bag made of cloth or leather typically with a rectangular base and a zippered opening at the top. Two handles enable the bag to be carried, and a (usually removable) strap lets the user support the bag on the shoulders.

In Britain, a holdall may be a similar bag but may often have wheels and possibly a telescopic handle. The term covers a wide variety of types of bag.

A sports bag/hold-all is often used to in place of a suitcase or for carrying sports equipment, and has the advantage over most suitcases of being compressible when empty.

If you have a sporty lifestyle always on the go then a messger bag is the 1 of you it will carry all the things you need, You can pick big bag or a smaller 1,in many different designs and styles and colours

Luggage bags
Want to stand out in the crowd the next time you go traveling when check out our latest collection of Luggage bags. They are eye catching, charming and very stylish! Gone are the days of the boring holdalls in are the bright funky designs even the small traveller can be very trendy with there own Luggage bag!

Reusable Shopping bags
Dump the ugly plastic bags and start using a canvas shopper instead, you get any different designs and styles, colours. They are practial and small enough that you can fold them up and keep them in your handbags or the car, then you will never be stuck just grab and go shopping!

Laptop bags
In this modern high tech world, nearly everyone has a laptop, they are stylish bags that you can get in any colour or any design check out our collection.

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Fashionable HandbagsTo make your handbag dreams come true, check out our huge range of designer and high street bags covering the latest styles (clutch bags, leather handbags, tote bags, hobo bags, shoulder bags) and the latest fashionable materials and uses (denim bags, cotton bags, laptop bags, suitcases) and much much more. We’ve some special designer bags featured from the best top designers of the moment, including, Coach Bags, Jaeger Bags, Lulu Guinness and Cath Kidson Bags.

We’ve many more high street and designer handbags from the biggest and best brands available too!

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