The big sales are still just over a month away, but Memorial day always brings some worthy markdowns. Here are 3 bags I think are a great deal, and will take you through the Summer and on into the Fall in style.
One of the hottest totes of the season, is unquestionably YSL's Downtown tote. The leather and calf hair versions are well over $1200, but for almost half that you can have a canvas and leather version in a dark sage which will pop against lighter colors of Summer, but still be a fantastic color for the Fall. A darker color also means that stains will be less apparent when you find yourself toting it every day. Regularly &1,095, now $657 at Saks.
While it's been very trendy lately, quilting is really pretty classic, as is this quilted Marc Jacobs North South tote. It doesn't have the ruffling or gathering on the Ryder, but that's what makes it timeless. There is just enough hardware to give it a great look without going overboard. Bags like this in uber-versatile black don't turn up on sale all that often. This is the bag people will stop to ask you about years from now! Regularly $1175, now $824 at ELuxury.
Lastly, and on the more trendy side, but the price was so great I had to include it, is the Kooba Carla in a metallic bronze. Not exactly timeless, nor does it have the longevity of the Sienna, but at a price that makes it worth while, this is such a cute bag, in a fantastic finish (other colors are available, but this is the most unique). Regularly $650, now $390 at Bergdorf Goodman . (By the way, this is the bag I would keep in mind, but wait for more markdowns...you may be able to get it for even less in a few weeks.)
Happy bargain shopping!