Coffee Break: Caroline Pleated Leather Tote

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Caroline Pleated Leather ToteLove 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


  1. I’ve been waiting for a coffee break just so I can post a threadjack. Has anyone ever had/bought/used a Ghurka bag? I came across them in Macy’s at Herald Square and I think they’re fabulous. I’m thinking of getting one of their smaller bags as an everyday tote. Thoughts on the quality/longevity of the bag? Would it be a worthy “investment” bag?

    • I have fond memories of sitting on my parents’ bed “helping” my dad pack his Ghurka garment bag for business trips. (Of course I didn’t know the brand at the time). That was 25 years ago, and that garment bag is still in use! I’m not a huge tan/brown fan so it’s not my style, but as a matter of quality I’d say they are worthy investment pieces.

  2. I have loved the Ghurka brand since I discovered it at age 15…I wish I could buy one and highly recommend you do. The brand is a classic

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag.

  4. I don’t like this at all. NMS, especially the pleats and that weird gold noogie.

  5. I am not a fan. From the pic, the leather looks cheap. Also, I can’t imagine this looking good on most people — the shape is awkward as a shoulder bag; without the strap, it would just be a pain in the a** to carry.

  6. Sorry, not feeling it. It looks like an el cheapo bag that someone might pick up from DSW. That wrinkled leather doesn’t look chic, just cheap.

  7. I also don’t care much for this bag. I saw a better looking one down at Century21 yesterday for $90, and it had a very cool red leather. BTW, there was a cute guy in the stock room that looked out at me while I was shopping, and when I left, he came out after me, although he pretended to go out for a smoke. I wonder if I should go back and talk to him; he was very cute, but I do not want him to think that I want him just for sex. Any ideas how I can get him to want to get to know me first?

  8. That is a very nice tote and I like the color a lot too.

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