Feels Like a Steal: An Elevated Leather Tote That’s Less Than $300


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As fashion fact would have it, it’s a challenge to find a really good day bag without spending an entire paycheck—especially one that’s big enough to fit a laptop. Though a practical investment, leather totes are notoriously pricey, even ones without bells and whistles.

Staud’s Shoko tote, however, has raised the bar on classic carryalls. With a thoughtful yet timeless construction—contrast stitching, paneled leathers, and a neutral-colored palette—it’s a bag to outfit both those modern women on the go and the minimalist needing to camouflage the many contents they must tote around.

It marries fashion and function rather effortlessly, and with its two tones, you won’t even need to decide between black or brown leather. (The style also comes in brown leather-suede and all-black paneling, which are just as chic.) On the inside, a light-colored canvas lining helps keep track of your belongings and two slip pockets ensure keys and headphones remain in their rightful places. The bag is neither too big nor too small; it will fit a laptop when you need it but doesn’t feel ridiculously oversized should you just want to bring along a few essentials along with you—to work, travel, or play.

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