Help me find this bag
August 1, 2018 1:37 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me find a more durable dupe for this tote bag?

I own and love this bag, but it's starting to wear out. I love that the sides are actually zippered pockets and that it has three interior pockets -- I always lose my stuff in the bottom of the bag in regular totes. I also love the structured shape of the bag.

I want something more durable that'll stand up to everyday commuting. Have you seen anything similar made out of leather or another similarly durable material?
posted by marfa, texas to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Like this?
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 1:44 PM on August 1, 2018

Looks like ebags might have one - search for "satchel" instead of "tote". I really like this one.
posted by dawkins_7 at 1:55 PM on August 1, 2018

This one is nice.
posted by LKWorking at 2:17 PM on August 1, 2018

I have the LeDonne that LKWorking links to - I've had it for several years and it's holding up great. Looks like it cost more than it did. (If you're not in a rush, you might be able to get it for less during eBags' occasional sale - I think they also offer a discount if you sign up for their email blasts.)
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:09 PM on August 1, 2018

another term to google for is 'leather shopper tote'.
posted by koroshiya at 4:15 PM on August 1, 2018

Another ebag option: Derek Alexander Triple Compartment Shopper. (note that the lining is now black)
posted by jenquat at 9:29 PM on August 1, 2018

Frye makes a few totes & shoppers that are very similar to the bag you linked. Try searching for Frye’s Melissa tote or the Campus tote (shopper?) or the Ilana tote. I’m not very good at linking with my phone, sorry! Amazon, Zappos, and eBay tend to list Frye bags at huge discounts. In my experience, they tend to be well made and last for years.
posted by quixotictic at 10:13 PM on August 1, 2018

This looks a lot like Madewell's tote. I've used variations of the Madewell tote for years and love it.
posted by nerdfish at 12:52 AM on August 2, 2018

Seconding Madewell. I have one as my work bag and it has held up beautifully.
posted by mai at 7:01 AM on August 2, 2018

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