Vintage satchels are everywhere at the moment. If you fancy something a little different from the tans and browns of your school days, wander over to ASOS and take a look at this Leather Tassel Detail Satchel.
ASOS have given the classic satchel an art deco-style twist with a fan accent above the buckle and geometric stitching detail on the front. The striking jade green with brass rivets give a further nod to the 20s aesthetic. It's also nice and roomy, ideal for carrying all your school books, a few bags of pick'n'mix and even a slingshot.
The Leather Tassel Detail Satchel is £100 from ASOS.
Reorganise your workspace and add a splash of colour and style to your desk with this Classic American School Bus Pencil Pot from German designers Werkhaus.
This vehicular icon comes as a kit for you to assemble yourself in a few simple steps. It's made of sturdy mdf board printed with high resolution digital prints and coated with a UV curable coating to ensure the bright "school bus yellow" doesn't fade. It measures 22.5 x10.5cm so it ought to provide ample space for all of your desktop clutter.
The bus costs 14.90 from Little Zebra here.
You may be relived to never have to open a school book again but should you be harking back to your school days, you may want to invest in these retro school notebooks from Dotcomgiftshop.
Each notebook is in the style of a classic school notebook, with 30 pages in each and space to write your name, subject and class information on the front cover. They are decorated with an illustration for each subject – the atom and the rocket on the front of the science notebook certainly enhances its retro look.
They cost £3.95 for the set of three.
Buy them online
Not just boots these days from Dr Martens, you can also pick up these rather eye-catching limited edition School Satchels.
The satchels are made of the same leather that's used in the 'Made in England' Dr Martens boots and offered in five colours. The cherry red is above, but there's also black, green, blue and white.
All featured classic satchel detailing, line the double fastening, the adjustable strap and name details, with plenty of room for your daily essentials. Just 350 made across all colours, each one selling for £125.
Find out more at the Dr Martens website
The Chalkboard Wall Graphic is another product designed for those of us who tend to look back at school days with rosy-tinted nostalgia.
The graphic consists of a 60cm by 50cm rectangular piece of matt vinyl, which can be applied or removed easily from your walls as you fancy. It is supplied with a pack of coloured chalk for you to write with on the graphic, which can be wiped clean.
The chalkboard graphics cost £21 each from Caroline McGrath.
Regular readers may well remember Barbara Coupe from her Sorry Not in Service cushion cushions, using the typography of old bus blinds. These new Girls Only and Boys Only cushions draw the signage of a traditional school.
They use the lettering of an old school building, taken from back in the days when boys and girls had to use different entrances to the building. Adapted for the twenty-first century using a linen/cotton mix, they could prove very useful in marking out favourite areas of your house!
Each cushion costs £45.
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