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The Classic L.L.Bean Boat and Tote Is Just $31 Today

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Here at The Strategist, we’re longtime devotees of the L.L. Bean Boat and Tote — so much so that the do-everything bag makes an appearance on “The Strategist 100,” our roundup of the most stood-behind products featured on the site. That’s because it’s “extremely practical and well made,” says former Strategist writer Hilary Reid, who owns six in various sizes. “You might think this is a bag, but you’d be mistaken. It’s a laundry bag, a picnic basket, a way to schlep all your things across town,” says Ming Thompson, an architect and principal at design firm Atelier Cho Thompson and proud owner of eight of these. Whether you’re adding another to your collection or replacing an inferior tote, you’re in luck. As part of Nordstrom’s Spring Sale, the classic zip-top Boat and Tote is 30 percent off, bringing its original price of $45 down to just $31. (We also found the open-top version on sale in blue and red for $28.) Be sure to stock up now while you can: The sale ends next Tuesday, April 11.

Editor’s note: Unfortunately, this tote and the open-top version linked above have both sold out.

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The Classic L.L.Bean Boat and Tote Is Just $31 Today