The allure of Prada totes has dampened in recent years, as the original flooded the luxury market (where scarcity fuels demand) and similar styles at lower price points captured the rest of the segment. It’s unsurprising that Prada’s 2014 profits suffered a 28% drop from the previous year and sales of leather goods stagnated. I bought my first Prada Saffiano…

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This is an overdue review; I have had this bag since late summer and I admit to having some regrets because this bag was, in many regards, too similar to what I already have an excess of in my closet. There are perhaps only six aspects open to manipulation when it comes to totes: size, color, material, number of compartments,…

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  Coach’s brand revamp (don’t click at work; mainpage has sound) has been an interesting one to behold; its move away from logo-laden accessories is a welcome aesthetic (despite their heftier price tags) for those of us snobs who sneer at conspicuous branding (ok, I realize this is highly hypocritical coming from someone who recently purchased this bag). I entertained…

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My search for a spring/summer bag continues with this episode about travel totes in saffiano leather. I ordered these two bags after reading raving reviews about them online. While I wasn’t dazzled by either bag in person, these bags are priced reasonably and seem durable. They have classic lines, vibrant colors, and no egregious workmanship issues (in stark contrast to…

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I mentioned in passing earlier this month that I have a hankering for bags in summery colors. I was specifically interested in a white bag for its potential versatility but also ordered a few others in highlighter colors for fun (my sense of adventure got the best of me). I was going to save this review for last because the…

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