UPDATE: That back-to-school fever is in the air, so turn over a new leaf with one amazing investment bag. It will transform your wardrobe, we promise! This story was originally published on July 30.
As smart, savvy, professional women, we're not going to pretend that splurging on an accessory you can't really afford is in any way practical. However, we're huge advocates of making thoughtful, quality purchases where it counts — like the handbag you take to work. Every. Single. Day.
Saving up to afford a beautifully constructed, timeless carryall is a smart move in our minds. So, we've gathered up a slew of absolutely gorgeous totes, satchels, and hobos that we think are well worth the price tag. There's not a trendy It bag in sight here — just eternally chic, wear-with-everything handbags that make the daily grind a little more fashion-friendly. Go ahead and take a look — but be prepared to make some room in your budget.