August 2020 Update: this item is included in the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Links have been updated below. See all our picks from the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here.
If you’re looking for an affordable but durable leather tote, Madewell’s Transport line continues to win rave reviews. I was intrigued to see that they’ve come out with a whole line of lighter, springier colors — a nice departure from the usual black and brown. I like this light petal pink, although I wish it had feet on it. The bag is $168 at Nordstrom. ‘Transport’ Leather Tote
Update: This bag is now included in the big 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, in a lovely leopard and striped option.
Ladies, what’s the most affordable tote you’d recommend? Everlane’s day tote is also around $165, and Cuyana’s unzipped tote is $175, but everything else that comes to mind is more than that (failing, of course, lucky finds at spots like TJ Maxx, Century 21, and Last Call)…
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