You see that gorgeous red bag hovering just above there? Marc Jacobs dubbed it "The Editor," and the moment I saw it, it became a minor obsession. I’m sure there’s no need to explain. You see its perfect cherry hue; its sleek, vintage lines. There isn’t much not to love. The only problem: its price tag.
Sure, $495 is nowhere near the $5K+ that might seem totally reasonable for a handbag if I were a Real Housewife and had a what's-a-budget? budget to match. But I’m not, and I don’t.
And yes, I could probably come up with some very tricky logic to justify my splurge — you know, cost-per-wear mathematics, that kind of thing. But when it comes down to it, if I’m going to spend a chunk of my salary on any item, I’d much prefer it be a bite-size chunk. Which is what makes today a particularly good day, because right now… it’s on sale. (!!!) Like, major sale. The discount is practically $150.
And my pretty little bag isn’t some one-off bargain. Labels from Coach to Longchamp to Michael Kors to Alexander Wang are discounted right now, too — up to 80 percent off. So I, for one, am going to go ahead and shop the eleven designer classics ahead, with at least 30 percent less guilt.
Marc Jacobs ‘The Editor’ Tote
Loeffler Randall Dome Leather Satchel
Tory Burch ‘Farrah’ Backpack
Coach ‘Swagger’ Carryall
Halston Heritage Bag
Botkier ‘Sabrina’ Tote
ZAC Zac Posen ‘Eartha’ Tote
MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Junie’ Messenger Bag
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