Coffee Break: Harveys Seatbelt Bag

Harveys Seatbelt Bag - Lola Satchel (Black) - Bags and LuggageToday we’re liking this lovely Lola bag from Harveys. It’s made from seatbelts (yes, really) so you know it’s durable, but we like the slight ruffled component to it. We wish the bag were a bit bigger — for anyone taking home piles of paperwork this weekend, you won’t be able to fit too much in there — but for a few folders or a laptop it’ll work just fiiiine. It’s $234 at Zappos.com.  Harveys Seatbelt Bag – Lola Satchel (Black) – Bags and Luggage

Coffee Break: Tara Hobo

Elie Tahari – Tara Hobo (Deep Aqua Smooth Calf) – Bags and Luggage6pm.com is having a handbag blowout today, including this great basic hobo from Elie Tahari — available in aqua (pictured), as well as dark shades of blue, brown, purple, green, and red — and more.  They were $448, now marked to $150 (today only).  We like the brighter colors to add a bit of punch to an otherwise drab outfit, or the darker colors as a lovely basic (the brown is particularly lovely).   Elie Tahari – Tara Hobo (Deep Aqua Smooth Calf) – Bags and Luggage (Click hereto see the entire selection of hobos that are on sale today.)

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Furla’s Nika Shopper Grande

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

31Furla always makes beautiful, functional bags — so we were thrilled to see this lovely brown leather bag in the sale section of Saks. We like the creamy, rich leather, and the fact that it’s big enough to be your “everything” bag for the summer (15″x11″x5″). Was $710, now $397 at Saks.com. Furla – Nika Shopper Grande

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Dior Soft Shrinked Cannage Hobo

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Dior Cannage HoboHappy Monday! Our splurge of the week is this gorgeous and distinctive lambskin Dior hobo. We love that it isn’t a neon yellow, the way some of the bags are right now (yellow bags are everywhere this season!) and that it’s a big enough bag to be functional as well as beautiful (it’s 15″W by 17″H by 4″D, and comes with a cell phone pocket). It’s for sale at Saks.com for $1400. Dior – Soft Shrinked Cannage Hobo

The Hunt: Appropriate Bags for Summer Associates

The Best Bags for Summer Associates | CorporetteWe got this request in from a reader, and thought we might resurrect an old feature — The Hunt — in which we look for a great basic, available now, in a variety of price points. Here’s the request:

As an incoming summer associate at a large NY firm, I’ve been wondering – what kind of bag would be appropriate? I’ve been told that Longchamp is too casual, and would be interested to hear your thoughts on it. I don’t want to break the bank before I’ve even made my first paycheck, but would like something nice and versatile that will last a long time. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

We would actually disagree with that — we think Longchamp is fine for a big tote bag. It’s functional (fits a ton of papers), is made well (is strong enough to carry a ton of papers) and — especially if you get the black on black versions available in Canada or at the physical stores in New York City, quite appropriate for work. [Read more…]

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in Gray

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in GrayWe like this ladylike nappa leather bag with geometric details by Zac Posen.  To us, it’s the little details that make the bag so fine — the hexagonal zipper pull, the suede lining, the pleats in the leather.  We especially like the size — at 16 x 13.5 x 6.5 (at base), it’s big enough to hold your wallet, your sunglasses, a small paperback book, and all your technology.  Available on sale at eLuxury for $1,169 (down from $1,925).   Zac Posen – Iris Bag, Gray