If you’re a college-aged northeastern fashionista with even the least bit of preppy influence, you obviously covet the Cambridge Satchel Company’s classic carry-all. The only caveat to your fashion dreams? You’re in college, i.e. you’re broke. And while the CSC’s beautiful handcrafted design isn’t necessarily breaking the bank at around $100 after the Euro – US dollar conversion (so fancy!), you might want to save some of your cash for the increased amount of take-out you’ll be ordering during this chilly winter term (Mr. Wasabi anyone??). As luck would have it, Old Navy has heard your cry and is delivering an answer; while Old Navy’s Mini-Messenger Bag doesn’t have the same glorious option of embossing (must.have.monograms!), at 1/5th of the European price, a college girl can’t complain. Besides, no one will know it’s pleather.
About The Author
My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. When I'm not studying for my major in economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, or my little sister Maddy, currently a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends! I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies, and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer "blue" when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it's always been and always will be garnet!