Oooh: Love. I like that this See by Chloe tote is sized big for a magazine or a few work papers, and that the shoulder straps look long enough to be comfortable. As a minor aside, I wish it had a lighter interior lining (so you could actually see the multiple pockets it supposedly has) or feet for the bottom, but ah well. Zappos has it on sale today: it was $495, now marked to $396. See by Chloe – 9S7078-N81 (Janis)
Love this leather bag from Badgley Mischka Platinum Label, available in both black and brown. The pleats look great, and while I normally don’t like the look of the crossbody, I could actually see this one being a versatile look. The bag was $498, but as part of Bloomie’s sale it’s marked to $373.50. Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Caroline Pleated Leather Tote
Great gray tote from Tianni — like the belt detailing, the zipper closure, and the interior pockets, as well as the general look of the bag. It’s available in grey (pictured), black, and rose at Endless.com for $74. Magid Jacquelyn Large Tote
Zappos seems to have a ton of designer totes on 25-30% discount today, including this lovely crossbody tote, which strikes us as a very rich looking, and functional bag for toting work papers. It’s 17.25″ wide, 5″ deep, and 12.5″ high — love the dotted lining and the chain detail on the detachable shoulder strap. It’s $395 (was $529) at Zappos Couture.
Furla Handbags – Indo Tracolla Large Crossbody (Onyx) – Bags and Luggage
OK, so we’re not sold on the name (they couldn’t come up with anything better than “3023 Drawstring Tote”?) but we like the look of this product. Love the vertical stripes of alternating leathers, as well as the nice size — it’s 15.25″ high, 14.25″ wide, and 3″ deep, with an 8″ shoulder drop. Also love the different colors it comes in: purple (pictured), mud/taupe, grey, and black. It’s $238 at Endless.com. High Fashion 3023 Drawstring Tote,Purple,one size
Nordstrom has a number of great bags on sale right now, including the classic Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ large tote bag. Only fun colors are on sale, such as ocean (pictured), as well as citrine, lilac, rosalie, and white — but if you’re just lugging stuff to and from the office, a happy pop of color can be a nice pick-me-up. Was $145, now $97 at Nordstrom. Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Large’ Tote Bag
2015 Update: This bag is now in our Hall of Fame! The brown-strapped Pliage (pictured) has continued to dominate offices for years — it comes in a zillion colors! — but if you prefer a more streamlined look, the Pliage Neo has straps that match the bag (in black as well as colors). Note that you can sometimes find Longchamp on sale during big Nordstrom sales.