A few weeks ago I was invited down to the King Street Townhouse in Manchester to have afternoon tea with the MyBag.com and the Cambridge Satchel Company. The day consisted of browsing through the latest Cambridge Satchel collections, feasting on cake and the unveiling of the brand new Cambridge Satchel company and MyBag.com collaboration.
MyBag.com are an online designer bag retailer that launched in 2010. They cherry-pick the best designer accessories from handbags to jewellery for men and women from all over the internet and house them under one roof, offering next day delivery. Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Aspinal of London and of course the Cambridge Satchel Company are just few of the many designer brands that they stock.
The afternoon started with the chance to preview some of the newest Cambridge Satchel Company bags to hit their website, before the big unveiling of their own collaboration. The latest Cambridge Satchel spring summer range is perfect for those looking to add a splash of colour to their outfits this season, with hues of neon blues, bright tropical pinks and yellows. If colour isn't quite your thing, fear not there's an ample selection of nude tone satchels, oxblood red and burgundy and clay. I love the Cambridge Satchel Company because their bags are classic, yet contemporary and suit almost any occasion. They have bags to suit just about everyones style, they are handmade in Britain and for the quality, the price is really affordable.
As part of the new handbag launch, we were treated to afternoon tea at the Kings Street Townhouse, a hotel that has been receiving great reviews all over Manchester. It is somewhere I wanted to visit for quite some time and although I wasn't able to stay the evening, it was lovely to feast on some of their culinary delights. The vegetarian afternoon tea came with an assortment of roasted vegetable and cheese and cucumber sandwiches, bakewell tarts, scones and mini profiteroles. A few of the girls on my table had several dietary requests from vegan to dairy free and gluten free, all of which were catered for with minimal fuss from the hotel, which was really great to hear about.
The star attraction of the afternoon was the big reveal of the MyBag Cambridge Satchel Company exclusive, the 'Mini Poppy' bag. The 'Mini Poppy' bag features crafted grained leather in a crossbody style, with a silver tone, push lock clasp. It comes in the most beautiful spring time Terracotta colour and engraving is available. I was lucky enough to be given one at the event with my initials on it and I'm really impressed - it has just enough space to hold my Olympus camera and my mobile phone and it is a really versatile handbag, it goes with almost every outfit I own. The limited edition handbag retails at £145.
What do you think of the new Mini Poppy bag?