I am so in love with the style of this bag which is aptly described on the bebe site as "school girl chic."
Where do I start with this one? I have seen several styles of these bags but this one hit all the high points that I was looking for. First of all, it's made of leather which equals A+++++++ for durability, since about 2 months ago I bought a purse from New York and Company, it was this really cute braided handle bag in cognac, which I suspected would probably last about 6 months. Well, can you imagine my face when after about 3 weeks of carrying it the handles and the seams were coming apart?
I knew it would happen, but not THAT fast.
I buy items because I like them, not because of the brand. And while I am definitely inclined to certain brands, I will buy something as long as I truly love it, whether it's a designer purse, or a made in china $30 purse. But I have definitely learned my lesson to watch my step a bit closer. The only reason I didn't think it would rip so fast is because I have several purses from Aldo which range from $30-$50, which have taken absolute beatings from me for YEARS, carrying heavy laptops, netbooks, notebooks, folders, etc, and they are good as new even though they are not real leather. Hmmm, guess they have better craftsmanship.....
Anyway, back to the Tote!
I'm a fan of having that detachable shoulder strap even though I hardly use it, I think it gives it a nice touch to see it layered around the purse. And when you're in places where you get your hands tied, like the airport or juggling food and bags, its a great way to get your hands free.
It also has a bit of a briefcase look to it with a more feminine, edgy, and classy touch.
The best part? It was $198.00 but now its been reduced to $99.99!!!
50% off?? I'm there!
I am so glad I didn't buy it earlier or I would be giving myself a swift kick in the butt right now. I guess I'm lucky that it doesn't come in other colors or else I'd be in big trouble :)
If you love it as much as I do, get it now before this baby runs out.
(Image via bebe.com)