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10th Commandment: May 17

Perforated leather is a hot trend for handbags, accessories and shoes.  I’ve been looking for a perforated leather tote to carry this summer, and I’ve found some good options.  How much I might spend on one, however, remains undecided.

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Coach Tanner Perforated Mini Tote ($268)

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French Connection Leather Shopper ($168)

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Mango Perforated Tote Bag ($69)

In the under-$150 category, I also found this black satchel with a really cool dome/pyramid shape and this $25 taupe satchel.  Prefer a bit of color?  This Orla Kiely satchel is pretty and fun.  And if you’d rather just have a little clutch, this pleated clutch is a great choice.



  1. Ashley says:

    Coach factory online has some cute options today in perforated leather. I just ordered the navy medium Candace carryall and am so glad that your post validates that trend! Can’t wait to carry it!

    May 17, 2013/Reply
  2. Nora says:

    Madewell has some spectacular perforated leather shoes. I have the open toe sandals and am strongly considering the skimmers as well.

    May 17, 2013/Reply
  3. CS says:

    Just as an fyi- coach outlet has several of their perforated purses 50% off today on their website.

    May 17, 2013/Reply
  4. Anne Mouraud says:

    Coach! With its size we can use it for almost everyday!

    May 18, 2013/Reply
  5. 202 says:

    Belle, I would also suggest Neiman Last call has a great perforated tote for $75 in a few great colors including a neutral, black, green, and a great orange color.

    May 19, 2013/Reply