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Collaborations are synonymous with New York Fashion Week, but in the mid-September craze, we missed one of the most painfully adorable (and strangely perfect) pairings yet: Chris Benz for Cambridge Satchel Company. Weird, amirite?
The limited-edition satchels — which, if you’ll notice come in petite new mini-squares — debuted during Benz’s spring 2013 presentation. As the first US designer to collaborate with the British start-up, Chris, a Seattle native, proves it’s totally possible to merge his erratically covetable mix-and-match aesthetic with Cambridge Satchel Company’s timeless sensibility.
“The Chris Benz girl is fun, flirty and fashionable,” said Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane. “We are so excited to be working with [him] for our first US design collaboration. With his signature colours, textures and prints, he is a perfect partner for the Cambridge Satchel Company.”
The whimsical two-toned bags will come in nine different spring-ready colors, ranging from Easter egg blue, fire engine red, black-on-white, and forest green. Don’t worry: we’ll definitely let you know once they hit stores!
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