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In my opinion, there is something so inherently chic about a simple leather tote bag. In a world full of bags with every bell, whistle, and frill imaginable, I find it much more timelessly elegant to carry a bag that whispers instead of shouting. I've been on the hunt for such a bag for quite a while and am thrilled to have found 3 wonderfully beautiful options that suit every price point.
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I absolutely LOVE this plain soft shopper I spotted on Zara's website recently. Completely devoid of any superfluous detail whatsoever, this practical yet stunning bag is perfect to tote life's essentials. The price is pretty sweet too- it can be yours for the bargain price of $49.90. If black is too basic, it is also available in an equally chic cobalt blue. It is available here.
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I first spotted this exquisitely crafted leather tote by up and coming designer Mansur Gavriel, on Jenny Kayne's blog. The perfect exercise in minimalism, save for a contrasting lining color of your choice, this flawlessly constructed tote is pure perfection. If a tote isn't your first choice, Mansur Gavriel's bucket bag is also a hot commodity. I'm living for this large tote with a gold interior, available for $485 here.
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For the ultimate in understated luxury, the Balenciaga Papier tote is the ultimate statement. The same bag Charlize is sporting in the above photo, (albeit in blue) it is the perfect investment for someone who wants a designer bag that will outlive a single season. This stunning bag is available for $1445. Snag yours here.