Elizabeth James Tote

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I have this black E&J bag. It is cute, has pockets in all the right places, is well constructed and is a functional everyday bag for me. It is not terribly luxe in terms of materials though. The leather seems like it will last forever but it isn't a wow that bag must be expensive leather. I was looking at See by Chloe bags when I was looking at this one and this one won due to style and construction. I would get this bag again but would probably try another out of the box brand the next time I am looking at ~ $400 bags.

 

dcooney4

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I have this black E&J bag. It is cute, has pockets in all the right places, is well constructed and is a functional everyday bag for me. It is not terribly luxe in terms of materials though. The leather seems like it will last forever but it isn't a wow that bag must be expensive leather. I was looking at See by Chloe bags when I was looking at this one and this one won due to style and construction. I would get this bag again but would probably try another out of the box brand the next time I am looking at ~ $400 bags.
I think your bag looks great. It has a bit of an edge with the tassel but the style is something that can stand the test of time. Is it a pebbled leather or a type of saffaino leather? How is it holding up?
 

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I bought a Findlay tote for $695 that was covered in studs. I really liked it, but it was already missing several studs right out of the box, so I took it back.
 

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I think your bag looks great. It has a bit of an edge with the tassel but the style is something that can stand the test of time. Is it a pebbled leather or a type of saffaino leather? How is it holding up?
It's pebbled leather and it's holding up well. It looks better with use IMO as the leather is getting a little looser and fits the edgy look better.
 
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dcooney4

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It's pebbled leather and it's holding up well. It looks better with use IMO as the leather is getting a little looser and fits the edgy look better.
So glad to hear it. I really like it. The tote I am contemplating has the same tassel as yours.
 

dcooney4

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I have this black E&J bag. It is cute, has pockets in all the right places, is well constructed and is a functional everyday bag for me. It is not terribly luxe in terms of materials though. The leather seems like it will last forever but it isn't a wow that bag must be expensive leather. I was looking at See by Chloe bags when I was looking at this one and this one won due to style and construction. I would get this bag again but would probably try another out of the box brand the next time I am looking at ~ $400 bags.

Does this have the light colored lining?