I was in desperate need for a great looking and great functioning briefcase for years. Finally I found the BEST company on the planet for this that first interviews you about how you use a briefcase — your needs — and then, with you on SKYPE designs one that fits for you.We’re picturing the Business Tote — the example on their website measures 17″ x 3″ x 4″ and seems like a nice choice for a basic, classic tote for work. It has a dark green grosgrain lining, which is a nice touch, as well as bottom metal studs, two zip pockets at the top, and a key ring inside. To customize a bag, you can talk to Glaser Designs via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts (or visit their San Francisco studio), and discuss your preferred size, color (for hand-coloring with water-based dyes), lining, top stitching, and strap length. (The company also offers other leather items, such as duffel bags, padfolios, and passport holders, to name a few.) Business Tote
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Workwear sales of note for 1.27.23:
- Nordstrom – Dresses, sweaters, boots, and more, up to 60% off! (Kat’s note: I made a massive order a few days ago personally; lots of major markdowns with lucky sizes.)
- Ann Taylor – Extra 50% off all sale styles plus an extra 20% off; $30 off full-price pants, denim, and skirts
- Athleta – 20% off your purchase
- Banana Republic Factory – 50% off everything plus extra 15% off $125+
- Bloomingdale’s – Take an extra 50% off all items labeled EXTRA 50% OFF for a total savings of 70-80% (big discounts on Kooples blouses (for work) and Hervé Léger dresses (for play))
- Brooks Brothers – End of season sale, up to 70% off
- Dermstore – Last chance sale (through 1/31) – take an EXTRA 10% off existing markdowns (including the ones 50% off) with code
- Everlane – Up to 70% off
- Hugo Boss – Final reductions: Up to 50% off
- J.Crew – Extra 60% off sale styles
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; extra 60% off clearance
- J.McLaughlin – Extra 40% off sale
- Neiman Marcus – Up to 75% off
- Talbots – Semi-annual Red Door sale! Extra 50% off all markdowns
- Zappos – Winter Clearance! Check out these reader-favorite workwear brands on sale. (Ooh: and new hassle-free returns at select Whole Foods.)
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