Whether you’re tiptoeing your way back into the office or committing to WFH forever, a black-leather tote is as much a basic as a good white T-shirt or a well-fitting pair of jeans — and this one from Kate Spade is a workhorse. It’s large enough to store your lunch, a smaller laptop (or iPad), and any other essentials, but it still looks nice enough that you can take it to dinner or drinks. (And if black somehow isn’t your color, it’s also available in nine other colors, like a punchy peppermint green, a vibrant red, and a stick-of-butter yellow.) This all-leather bag was already marked down from $359 to $129, but today only, the price has been slashed another $40, to just $89. That’s 75 percent off the list price. But don’t dillydally: This bag will go back up in price tomorrow, and basic shades like black rarely stay in stock for long.
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