The Cambridge Satchel Company Size Guide from

If you’re considering buying a satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company, make sure you know which size is best for you. Because of the high quality, genuine leather that each of the satchels are made from, it takes a little time to stretch but they can be easily ‘broken in’. But to choose the best size for your needs, just take a look at our handy size guide below!

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The Cambridge Satchel Size Guide

It is tricky buying a bag online as you can’t test to see if it will fit in everything you need, but hopefully our handy guide to buying a Cambridge Satchel online will help you make the perfect choice!

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The 11 Inch Satchel

The Cambridge Satchel Company 11 inch Satchels are perfect if you’re in need of a small bag to carry every day essentials like your phone, ipad mini or kindle, purse and other small items.  The 11 inch Cambridge Satchels are great for travelling or taking to a festival as you can keep your essentials buckled up and safe.

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The 13 Inch Satchel

If you’re looking for a school or college bag, the Cambridge Satchel Company 13 inch Satchel could be just right for you. The 13 inch Cambridge Satchel will fit small notepads and leave you room for stationery.  An iPad will also fit beautifully in your new 13 inch Cambridge Satchel.

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The 14 Inch Satchel

But if you need a little more room for A4 folders and notepads, opt for a 14 inch Cambridge Satchel, it has a little more room inside than the 13 inch. After the leather has been broken in, it will also fit in a 13 inch laptop with a soft case.

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The 15 Inch Satchel

If you need to carry a laptop, the 15 inch Cambridge Satchel is the one for you! It can easily fit in a 13 inch MacBook Pro with a soft case and leave room for your every day essentials like chargers and stationery.

Because of the working buckles, they are perfect for keeping your possessions safe when you’re travelling or are in a busy place.

The Mini Satchel

The Mini Satchel

A dinky, pint-sized version of the iconic satchel, the Mini Satchel is the ideal size for keys, lipstick and a small wallet. It’s also available in a range of beautiful jewel shades – a perfect way to inject a pop of colour into your look.

THe tiny satchel

The Tiny Satchel

The baby of the Cambridge Satchel collection is the Tiny Satchel, measuring a super cute 7 inches across. we love this style and can’t wait to take it to festivals this season for carrying our essentials that need to be kept safe.

cambridge satchel north south tote bag

The North South Tote Bag

The ideal day bag, the North South tote bag by The Cambridge Satchel Company is roomy and practical. It’s called a North South tote due to the shape, the length of the bag goes from North South whereas the East West bag is wider and shorter. With a width of 13 inches and a depth of 4.5 inches, it is great for carrying small laptops like an 11 inch MacBook Air and iPads.

The East West Tote

The East West Tote Bag

The East West Tote is the opposite of the North South – measuring just over 16 inches across, the East West is a wider tote, perfect for carrying folders and files, as well as laptops, purses and all your other daily essentials.

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The Large Traveller Bag

A new addition to the Cambridge Satchel family for AW15, the Large Cambridge Satchel Traveller Bag is a great size for using every day. With a larger depth than the classic Cambridge Satchels, the Traveller Bag is roomier and versatile. It’s the perfect size for taking to a festival if you need to carry extras like a camera, poncho and snacks! The Traveller Bag is also available in small, ideal for a day out with just your essentials.

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The Portrait Backpack

New styles have recently been added to the Cambridge Satchel collection including the Cambridge Satchel Clutch, Shoulder Bag and the Portrait Backpack. The Portrait Backpack is perhaps one of the handiest styles available as it has magnetic buckles, it is the same size as the 14″ classic satchel.

Small Portrait Backpack

The Small Portrait Backpack

A smaller, even cuter version of the Portrait Backpack, this is the perfect size for shopping or running errands. 3.5 inches in depth and 10 inches tall means that the Small Portrait Backpack will fit a purse, phone and keys, as well as any other bits and bobs needed throughout the day.

Bridge Closure

The Bridge Closure Messenger Bag

Throw out your tired briefcase, and update your look with the Bridge Closure Messenger Bag; spacious and roomy, this bag is ideal for work or play. At 15 inches wide, this messenger bag will fit the largest of laptop computers, as well as paperwork and folders.

The Cloud Bag

The Cloud Bag

With scalloped edges, a top-handle and available in a range of flirtatious, colourful shades, the Cloud bag is one of the most quirky of the new season collections. Roughly the same size as the 11 inch satchel, the Cloud bag is the perfect transitional piece from day- to night-time.

Mini Push Lock

The Mini Push Lock Cross Body Bag

The best things come in small packages, and the Mini Push Lock Cross Body Bag is certainly a small package. The perfect accessory when you’re travelling light, this mini satchel-style cross body will fit your essentials, whilst seriously upping your style game.

Large Push Lock Cross Body

The Push Lock Cross Body Bag

A larger version of its miniature counterpart, the Push Lock Cross Body Bag is slightly smaller than the 11 inch satchel, measuring just under 10 inches in width. In a range of colours, this minimalist bag features a push lock closure and strap for ease of use.

What style of Cambridge Satchel is best for you?

Buy your perfect satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company on MyBag here.

Take a look at the range of Cambridge Satchels available on MyBag. If you have any questions or need any further information, just drop us an email on and we’ll be happy to help.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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