Endless has a number of Cole Haan Air ballet flats marked down, including this brownish “greige” color. I like the lace-up details, as well as the mixture of patent and suede — I’d wear them with neutrals (brown, gray, beige, black, navy) as well as with some of the brighter “pops” of colors we’re seeing this season, such as royal blue or fuschia pants (if I were daring enough to wear them to the office in the first place!). The shoes were $147.50, but are now marked to $97.85. Cole Haan Air Tali Ballet Flat
Let me start by saying that I hate crossbody bags. They remind me of my middle school years in Ohio, when I would get all dressed up to go out, and then throw my fluorescent ski jacket on top of my dress, and then throw my black crossbody bag on top of that. (As I’d head out the door, I might pause to add more hairspray to my teased bangs. Ah, memories.) But — that said — I know that the crossbody bag is hot again, and hey, for some people this uber-functional look has never gone out of style. So if you happen to be looking for a crossbody bag, this is a pretty darned cute one from Cole Haan. I particularly love the peacock blue (pictured) but it also comes in black, dark mocha, a light purple “dusk,”, “palomino snake” (white), and “stone snake.” Zappos has the bag on sale today — it was $228, but is now marked to $182.40. Cole Haan – Chrystie St. Camille Crossbody (Peacock) – Bags and Luggage
6pm has two reader favorites* on sale today: both Stuart Weitzman and Cole Haan are up to 70% off. For today’s coffee break, I’m liking this Cole Haan tote/briefcase — the bag looks nice and roomy, as well as organized, and for those of us who dislike the messenger look, the shoulder straps are the perfect length. It comes in black, a brown leather (“Woodbury”), and a snake print as well as a gorgeous, gorgeous white snake print (pictured) — it’s really distinctive and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. 6pm’s big sister, Zappos, seems to be offering the same prices today, which range from $226.80 to $256.80 (originally $378-$428). Cole Haan – Perry Street Kendra East/West Tote (Palomino Snake Print) – Bags and Luggage
*Have you checked out The Corporette Guide to Comfortable Heels?
The classic pocketbook shape is becoming more and more popular (which I suppose is a nice change from all the hobo bags I’ve bought in the past few years, and the east/west bags before that) — and I’m loving this one from Cole Haan, currently on sale at Zappos. It’s available in dark aubergine (pictured) as well as black and a beige “nougat”. Love the snake embossed accents, the chains on the shoulder strap, and the the interior pockets. The optional messenger strap is nice also, but personally I always prefer the shoulder strap (this one is 7.5″, which should be fine for me). Ready for the price? Was $428, marked to $218 at Zappos today. Nice! Cole Haan – Valise Jenna Shoulder Bag (Dark Aubergine) – Bags and Luggage
For those of you who prefer lower heels, Zappos has a great deal on this Cole Haan pump with a 2.5″ heel. Love the buckle detail, as well as the snake print on these heels. They were $218, but are marked today to $121 on Zappos. Cole Haan – Air Lainey Tantivy Pump 55 (Platino Fantasy Snake Print) – Footwear
Update: Note that 6pm has a few colors (sans buckle) marked even lower, to $97 – nice!
The one shoe I find myself wearing a ton of this season is my heeled oxford pumps — they work with tights, they work with trousers. I’m loving the look of these Cole Haan pumps — they have the “Air” cushioning, they have a platform, and they’re part of the Maria Sharapova collection, all of which seem to bode really well for comfort. They’re even on sale at Endless — the pinot noir (pictured) and black are both $170; the gray “Ironstone” is down to $114 (all originally $228). There’s a lot of sizes left, also… Maria Sharapova Collection by Cole Haan Women’s Air Swan Oxford Pump