With the introduction of bags like the Proenza Schouler PS1 and Mulberry Alexa, the fashion world has seen an influx in schoolbag-inspired satchels for both men and women. Not only do those bags provide a great deal of functionality because of their size and how they’re traditionally carried, but the look is one of comforting familiarity. Not everyone took a bag like the Aubin & Wills Sandbanks Leather Satchel to school as a kid, but we all get the reference.

I can picture a graduate student on a leafy, picturesque Ivy League campus toting her philosophy texts and artisanal paper notebooks in a bag like this, but since the numbers of those particular customers are probably limited, it’s fortunate that this bag has a somewhat wider appeal. With a pair of equestrian boots and a vintage-style blazer, any woman could find a use for a functional, traditional satchel like this one. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $650.

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