Spotted: temptation…

kate spade “Beauville” tote, $299. Girly, but wild. If I were in the market for a larger tote right now, I’d be all over this.

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  1. The bow is cute in concept, but you can’t hardly see it. Maybe it shows better in person? Otherwise it needs a bit of contrast, IMO. The tote is a cute shape though.

    BTW, Talbots is having a very good outlet sale this weekend. I picked up several knit tops and tees for fall, mostly basics. Some items were as low as $9.99.

  2. Terrific cat print: perfect scale (not too big) with deep, rich colours. And the shape of the bag is so graceful. I’d also use this as a plane carry on. Would prefer a buckle to a bow, but it does vanish.

  3. Sher – me too! It’s that bow that keeps it from being just another leopard tote.

    StyleSpy – pretty much my reaction when I saw this. 🙂

    Erin – oh yeah!

  4. Nancy – I like the fact that the bow sort of blends in. For some reason that strikes me as a little subversive.

    Thanks for the tip on that Talbot’s outlet sale…already have some items in my cart I’m considering.

    Duchesse – I was also thinking this would be a great travel/carry-on bag, but purchased a large Longchamp Le Pliage last year for that purpose and can’t justify buying another…

    Sal – meow, indeed!

    Lisa – thank you. I’m off to check out the WSJ article.

  5. materfamilias – I know, wouldn’t this just carry an outfit, though?

    Parisienne Farmgirl – I agree; it’s that bow that really makes bag this a cut above!

  6. Oh, and since you are a devotee of Mad Men you might enjoy checking out today’s WSJ. There’s an article entitled “The Women Behind Mad Men” in the Weekend Journal section, page W1. Very interesting.