“A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning” - Benjamin Disraeli
As exam season has drawn to an end many A-level students will be eagerly awaiting their results day in August. If you are looking to buy a gift for A-level results day (which is on August the 10th by the way), our Vintage Child 'Globe Trotter' Leather Weekend Bag will see your loved one off on their way to college, university or whatever their further education of choice is. It is a perfect leather holdall for any student who tends to carry a lot of equipment such as bundles of heavy books, art supplies or gym equipment.
“Who lives, sees. But those who travel, see more.” - Anonymous
And what if they’re done with education? With the current climate of the world, many students are wondering if their student life will be altered and if they will experience everything in university that they wanted to experience, and with the student grants being demolished in 2015 many students are sceptical as to if university is the right path for them. The idea of taking a gap year has becoming increasingly popular as years have gone past so this coming September many students may decide to take a gap year and go travelling instead of heading straight to university.
Whether you are planning to go on to further education, taking a year out to travel the world or just leaving education in favour of the university of life (known as the real world) you might be thinking about a suitable bag to last your years after school.
“Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you'll be surprised what happens.” - Charles Nelson Reilly
At Vintage Child, our leather holdalls are perfect to take on your travels, as a weekend holdall for trips back home, or as a day to day bag for your commute. Leather is such a strong and long lasting material that your holdall will be sure to see you through for the years after you leave school an beyond. Our Vintage Child 'Oxley' Leather Weekend Bag is a perfect leather holdall for any student, whether you are taking a gap year or heading straight to university.
“You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” - Tom Brokaw
If you’re looking more for a more compact daily carry-all for your books and laptop, or even something to hold your water, map and compass for the more intrepid traveller then opt for a backpack. At Vintage Child, our Vintage Child 'Kingsley' Leather Laptop Backpack is both spacious and stylish, the side pockets will hold a small bottle or headphones so you can slip them in on the go and our top zip allows easy access to your belongings. There’s even a hidden back zip to secure your passport, wallet or phone when you need to.
“Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take.” - Sheridan Anderson.
We say it a lot but it’s just so true, leather is the perfect material for a bag. The hardy composition grants protection for your items and will age beautifully to form a patina that reflects your journey. At Vintage Child all of our bags are made from genuine cow leather which is tough and durable with plenty of character, the unique charm that that leather holds just gets better over time and can last for decades. This means you will look at your bag in years to come and reminisce on one of the most exciting times of your life!
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Lao Tzu