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Swinging through J.Crew last month, I was drawn to a simple, chic black tote in almost a magnetic way. It had a bit more edge than a typical J.Crew accessory, with strong lines, a pebbled texture, and clean gold hardware. Yes, I am taken with the Tartine satchel.
The large carrying handles look to be comfortable year round but especially with giant winter parkas, and a sturdy crossbody strap signals that this bag can bear the weight of a computer, iPod, extra shoes...whatever. At $325, the Tartine is neither outrageously expensive nor notably cheap, but it seems like an investment that will pay style dividends for seasons to come.
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