We Found the One Tote You’ll Want to Wear Forever — And It’s on Sale!

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 Cole Haan

The journey to the perfect one is always just that, a neverending journey. We go to great lengths in the hopes of maximizing our efforts to meet the most perfect match. After all, how else are we expected to find that can’t eat, can’t sleep, knock-it-out-the-park, World Series-type-of-thing? But let’s be honest, the journey is nothing short of a trial and error experience and navigating our way through these oh-so-rocky trenches are always easier said than done.

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Of course, it’s only natural to compare the search for the perfect purse to be just as difficult as the search for the perfect partner. In fact, when it comes to the perfect purse, it needs to be just as supportive, if not more supportive than a partner would be. We may carry the bag but it also carries us (and our possessions) no matter where we go. It goes without saying that when selecting our carryall, it’s a choice we should not take lightly. This overwhelmingly difficult decision was made much easier when we saw this seriously stylish tote that may just become our lifelong companion.

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See it: Grab the Cole Haan Payson Leather Tote (originally $268) now only $90, while supplies last available at Saks off Fifth! 

The Cole Haan Payson Leather Tote is nothing short of a must-have with its smooth leather body, slender shoulder straps and magnetic snap closure. Available in black, brown, dove (an off-white, beige shade) and twilight (a musky-brown hue), this tote features a seriously stylish braided tassel.

This unlined bag features a contrast interior and built-in zipper pocket, that’s completed with RFID-protected card slots. For those who may be unfamiliar with what that is, its more a less a built-in wallet. Let’s be honest, is there actually anything better than an all-in-one bag that already features a wallet? No, we don’t think so!

In terms of this perfect bag, it’s only fitting to do a deep dive as to why the fit is just that good. This roomy bag is ideal for everyday essential, as it is the perfect commuter and work tote. It’s big without being overly bulky, but not too small that it can’t fit a laptop or change of clothes. It provides not only exceptional quality but in turn, looks nothing short of high quality.

If we’re being honest, it wasn’t that we were just captivated by this stunner. With a more than spacious interior and oh-so-sleek exterior, it’s difficult to look away. In fact, we’d go as far as to say this bag is nothing short of a showstopper. This butter-leather tote will not just catch our eyes, but spread its love to our hearts, too!

We would confidently say the reason this stunner could stand out in a crowded room is tits oh-so-perfect details. The signature style remains the same through all four of its sensational shades, but each color elevates an ensemble differently. By simply selecting the black over the twilight or vice versa, every shade brings a fresh element of style to each look.

Saks off Fifth

See it: Grab the Cole Haan Payson Leather Tote (originally $268) now only $90, while supplies last available at Saks off Fifth! 

It’s important to note that while we recommend all four shades, we, of course, have our own personal preferences. Nine times out 10 when looking for the most versatile everyday essential tote, most will turn to a black bag. It goes without saying that it’s because black is often times the most error-proof amongst the group. From crisp white button-ups and satin-crepe trouser pants to leather jackets and Nike’s, this oh-so-chic bag will be flawlessly fabulous.

With so much being said about the black leather tote, it’s only natural that we take a moment to advise everyone towards our personal favorite, which is without a doubt the Twilight shade. For those looking to revive their wardrobe, we’d highly suggest injecting it with this sharp little stunner. It’s so fashion-forward, it’s beyond. Much like the classic black staple, this bag will be so effortlessly beautiful from jeans to leggings, and even with more formal attire like this dress. Let’s not forget this sharp little shade has carved its own path away from that basic black tote. In fact, it’s the most universally flattering bag amongst the bunch no matter the season, weather or reason.

The reason we set out in search of the perfect partner in life is to have something safe to fall back into, a safety net of sorts. This Payson Leather Tote is not only the perfect safety net to fall into, but the perfect tote to stand by our sides when stepping stylishly into each and every day. As we said, it’s the perfect companion.

See it: Grab the Cole Haan Payson Leather Tote (originally $268) now only $90, while supplies last available at Saks off Fifth! Not your style? Check out additional styles marked down, also available at Saks off Fifth! 

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