While we wouldn’t necessarily advise shopping for Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve, the day before the big day can actually be a good one to score deals on things you’re not planning to put under the tree. Some retailers are getting an early start on the slew of post-Christmas sales to come: case in point, Coach, which is offering up to 50 percent off (and free shipping) on lots and lots of bags and accessories, including this sleek-looking work bag made with a smooth leather that the brand calls “the Audrey Hepburn of leathers.” The tote has long shoulder straps and its main compartment, which features a magnetic closure, has room enough for a 13-inch laptop and your gym shoes. (There is also a smaller zipper compartment inside to keep precious contents secure from said gym shoes.) We’re partial to the black because it’s rare for such a classic-looking bag to go on sale in such a classic color, but it comes in six other shades — including a moody mauve and a tan leather like that of our beloved Madewell Transport Tote — any of which Coach will monogram for free.
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