Coffee Break – Knightsbridge Jasper Tote

kate spade new york Knightsbridge Jasper ToteI like this boxy, briefcasey tote from Kate Spade — the crocodile-embossed patent looks really sharp. It’s available at Kate Spade in the teal pictured here, and both Bloomie’s and Kate Spade have it in a dark brown “cajun toffee,” as well as a light beige “goose” for $425. kate spade new york Knightsbridge Jasper Tote


Coffee Break – Perry Street Kendra East/West Tote

Cole Haan - Perry Street Kendra East/West Tote (Palomino Snake Print) - Bags and Luggage6pm 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

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Coffee Break – Janis Tote

See by Chloe Janis toteOooh: 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)


Coffee Break – Elinor Tote

Hobo International ElinorLove the look of this tote bag from Hobo International. The shiny vintage leather is nice, and the big ball snaps on the “coin purse” on the front of the bag are interesting but not distracting. Love that there’s a print lining to the bag and that it has enough pockets to make it useful; I also like the zippered pocket on the other side of the bag. The bag is $268 in stone and caramel leather; the black is marked today to $214.40. Hobo International – Elinor (Black Vintage Leather) – Bags and Luggage


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  Harveys Seatbelt Bag – Lola Satchel (Black) – Bags and Luggage

Coffee Break: Kooba’s Piper Bag

Kooba Piper bagWe’re not sure if it’s an official sale or what, but Zappos seems to have a ton of totes on sale for 20% to 30% off. We’re liking this hip take on a briefcase/tote from Kooba, a brand we know and love well — the leather is particularly luscious and soft.  The berry color strikes us as a great neutral color, also, appropriate for both black and navy.  Was $499, now $350 at Kooba – Piper (Berry)

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