If you were interested in trying the vegan laptop bag option I mentioned in last year’s 15″ laptop bag roundup, there’s an Instant Deal for it on Vipon for $79.95 (it was $175 full-price last year and is $185 this year). Vipon has some mixed reviews of their website, but Graceship posted about this deal on their social media presence, so they’re at least legitimately partnering with Vipon on this.
If you’re skeeved out by the site, it’s currently on sale on Amazon for $130. Meanwhile, on Graceship’s website it’s still $185. Okay then.
A lot of the awesome holiday sales are over on January 1, but Dagne Dover seems to be clearing out last year’s seasonal bags today! I previously recommended the Mini and continue to recommend it– it’s still heavy, but I have yet to find another bag that feels as comfortable to me as it does. Also, I use mine literally all the time, and it has shown no wear between that last post and today.
So if you ever wanted a sturdy $245 bag for $129, you’re in luck through the end of today.
There are a lot of purely functional laptop bags out there. If you’re looking for that, my top recommendation is the Timbuk2 Command, which is super-sturdy and also has a neat feature that makes it easier to take through airport security. (The water bottle holder is a little small, though.)
However, if you are a professional and/or are at all vain, you might want something more formal-looking. Structured. But also, you probably want a bag with actual functioning pockets and/or organization, and maybe one that will not kill your shoulders. This post is for you!
I have not actually tried any of these bags. (Largely because right now I do not have a functioning laptop, and getting one is a higher priority than getting a bag for it!) But, as you’ll see, I have done ridiculous amounts of research into their functionality.
Timely! Some discontinued colors of the Mini tote I reviewed last week are on final sale on Dagne Dover’s website through 4/10. Bright red, bright blue, basically any shade of muted and/or metallic pink, dalmatian print, hideous olive, and hideous blue-and-white print versions are on sale for $129-$189–it’s usually a $245 bag. I’m not planning on taking advantage myself– if I get a new one at any point it’ll be in a more neutral color that will let me more easily replace the crossbody strap.
If you were interested in their laptop bags, there are also a few of those available in various colors. Full sale is here.
I like jewelry that’s versatile! But I also dislike most conventionally versatile jewelry. I have never worn a string of pearls or diamond studs. (Unless I wore diamond studs when I got my ears pierced. I was four, the main thing I remember is that getting my ears pierced made me cry so my Mom took me to Popeyes for some extremely salty biscuits.)
Anyway! Here is versatile jewelry that I do not dislike. Spoiler: mostly it is minimalist and geometric.
Probably also for neatniks. Neatniks are welcome to check it out and give their seal of approval. 😀 Despite some drawbacks (it is massively heavy, and also massive), it is the only purse I have ever actually been excited about. I am finally no longer worried about losing my keys, wallet, or phone.