Cambridge Satchel Company expands retail presence with new Oxford store
The Cambridge Satchel Company has opened its latest retail store in the centre of Oxford.
The latest store adds to the British accessory brand's retail presence which includes flagship stores in London, Cambridge, Oxford (Bicester Village) and Edinburgh.
Julie Deane, The Cambridge Satchel Company chief executive and founder stated: “With our hometown of Cambridge, we have always had an affinity with university cities. Just a stone’s throw from Oxford’s famous colleges and The Bodleian Library, the location of our new shop makes perfect sense to us.”
The new 600 square foot store is based on Broad Street in Oxford and is divided across five floors. The store has been designed to depict a British vintage styled townhouse which features a library full of books, a high ceiling atrium and an inviting drawing room. The store also includes two rooms for events, hosting VIP guests of the label, and a personalised embossing service.
It will showcase the brand’s entire collection including the label’s iconic satchels to totes. In addition to the retailer's main line, newer items include The Sophie, The Doctor's Bag, and an exclusive Oxford Blue range, a new premium range which uses soft grain calf leather.
Deane, said: “We were thrilled to discover what a rich history our shop has had in Oxford history – previously being a leather shoemaker and a leather-bound book specialist dating back to the early 18th Century. We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this historical city.”
Launched in 2008, from Deane’s home, The Cambridge Satchel Company has rapidly grown into an iconic British heritage brand and is stocked across the globe in more than 150 countries.
It first ever shop in London opened on Shorts Gardens in 2013, but the business quickly outgrew the premises and moved to James Street in Covent Garden. Last year it secured a new site on Neal Street in London’s Seven Dials.