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)

Coffee Break: Totes Bubble Umbrella

Totes Bubble UmbrellaWe’ve been longing for spring — a lot — lately, even if it brings April showers. Target has a number of really cute umbrellas right now, including this bubble umbrella. We like that it has just the slightest touch of florescent lime green — and will protect your hair, let you see where you’re walking, and, because you can hold it lower and with more control, it hopefully will keep you from poking taller people in the eye with your umbrella.  Lovely.  It’s $16 at Target (and also comes in blue, pink , and black if you dislike the green).  Totes Bubble Umbrella

Coffee Break: Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote

Linea Pelle Dylan Medium ToteWe’re liking this slouchy, cool tote from Linea Pelle today. We like it for its size (big enough for a pad of paper), as well as for the functionality — the pocket on the outside and the inside, the fact that you can wear it on your shoulder from any of the straps, the fun print on the inside.  Available in black, brown and the orangey “Zucca” for $415 at Piperlime.  Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote


Coffee Break: Bean’s Heritage Tote

ll bean signature toteA reader tipped us off to this gorgeous leather tote, but it wasn’t until we saw Shopping’s My Cardio post that we realized:  this tote is just the start of things to come.  LL Bean is launching a new signature line, and this tote is among the first pieces available for sale. What can we say? We’ll be eagerly waiting to see the rest of the line — and in the meantime, drooling over the tote.  It’s $189 at LL Bean.  Bean’s Heritage Tote

2016 Update: While the heritage tote is sometimes still available through eBay, you can also find a similar tote here or here.

Coffee Break: Roselena Tote

Biasia Roselena ToteIf you’ve been on the hunt for a basic black leather tote bag, we think this bag nails it — big enough for most size docs, helpful zippers and pockets — and on sale.  Nice.  Was $398, now down to $290.  Francesco Biasia Roselena Tote (Note that Zappos has it in blue, also, albeit at a higher price.)