Whether you’re looking ahead to a fall spent working remotely, or back at your office, or studying on campus, you might be looking for clothes or accessories to make it feel more exciting. But given these topsy-turvy times, you might prefer something that’s classic, versatile, and affordable. Those are three words that come to mind when looking at this leather Kate Spade bag, which we found for an incredible deal — 73 percent off — as part of the brand’s surprise one-day sale. The zip-top purse has a long enough handle to let it comfortably rest on your shoulder, but has a longer messenger-style strap that lets you wear it across your body, too. With three interior pockets, its design helps keep things organized, and there’s space enough for all your essentials, from wallets and keys to hand sanitizer, notebooks, and even small gadgets. Shipping is free, making this an even better deal — and if you like to shop around, we notice lots more discounts on bags, jewelry, shoes, and more as part of the one-day surprise sale.
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