Cole Haan Aerin Convertible

laru

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I'm looking for high quality, cute alternative to a travel tote, laptop bag for business. Someone recommended the Cole Haan Aerin Convertible...does any one hear own one or have personal pictures so I can get a real deal idea of how big this bag really is in comparison to the body. I'm really wondering if this bag is sturdy enough to carry a laptop, not that my 14" is that heavy.

Thanks in advance, ladies! You always come through for me!;)
 
Jul 21, 2006
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I'm sorry that I don't know anything about that particular bag, but I can honestly tell you that I do have a few Cole Haan bags that have withstood the test of time because the leather is so darned sturdy, and of course, I love the linings they use. I would go for the brand because I love Cole Haan. I'm sure someone will come across for you........
 

Kpassa

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There are a bunch of Cole Haans on clearance at TJ Maxx today, wish I would have read this before I went I could have looked for a laptop bag.
 

Janinevs

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I don't own this bag, but have seen them IRL. I sat on a plane once next to a woman who was a magazine editor and she had one of those. She had everything, including her laptop, in there and it still looked gorgeous. I definitely want one of those when I need a new work bag.
 

seahorseinstripes

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is it this one? i kinda like it

Cole Haan "Aerin Shoulder Work Tote"

Structured leather tote with expandable sides is crafted from shiny grained leather. Square zip-around pocket in front keeps essentials close, magnetic snap closure, adjustable, removable shoulder strap, two interior zip pockets; cell phone and PDA pockets; key clip.
size : 15"W x 12""H x 7"D
Hand-held strap. Strap drop: 6 1/4"; Shoulder strap drop adjusts from 17" to 19"
currently retails for $395

 

laru

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Oct 27, 2006
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Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about too...although one of the SA did mention the Aerin medium tote pictured in the post above. I wish someone would post of picture carrying the bag so I could get a better idea of how big it really is before buying. I made the mistake before of purchasing a bag before actually seeing it in person and it turned out to be pretty huge (and ugly too).
 

Janinevs

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I can tell you laru that is a huge bag. The girl I saw with it was maybe 5'4" 130 lbs and it looked like luggage on her. But here in New York everyone's handbags look like luggage.
 

LadyV

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You might get better luck asking about the Cole Haan Paige bag. From what I can remember, it looks exactly like the Aerin except with some minor difference since it was last year's model. I think Cole Haan only changed the name.

Hope that helps!
 

laru

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You might get better luck asking about the Cole Haan Paige bag. From what I can remember, it looks exactly like the Aerin except with some minor difference since it was last year's model. I think Cole Haan only changed the name.

Hope that helps!
Thanks, LadyV...great advice! I did a search for the Paige and did find the picture I was looking for. :tup:
 

stacyb44

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Hi, I have the Cole Haan Paige Convertible, which is almost identical to the Aerin, and it is pretty big. I constantly have to listen to comments from my family and husband about my "luggage" or "duffel bag." But I LOVE it anyway. It holds a ton of stuff. The only downside is that I am constantly searching inside the bag for my stuff! My biggest concern before I bought it was that I could wear it on my shoulder and I can. Hope this helps.
 

laru

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Hi, I have the Cole Haan Paige Convertible, which is almost identical to the Aerin, and it is pretty big. I constantly have to listen to comments from my family and husband about my "luggage" or "duffel bag." But I LOVE it anyway. It holds a ton of stuff. The only downside is that I am constantly searching inside the bag for my stuff! My biggest concern before I bought it was that I could wear it on my shoulder and I can. Hope this helps.
Thanks....I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your Paige (or Aerin). I went ahead and ordered it. I wanted to take advantage of the 30% off promotional discount. I hope I like it. I guess I don't have to worry about it being big enough to hold my laptop. :smile: