Save or Splurge?, Vol. 11: Cognac Tote Bag

cognac tote bag for less Madewell and Target
Save or Splurge? is a post where I’ll show you an item from Target and its higher end version that potentially inspired it.

So I loved this bag and didn’t want anyone to miss out on such a great STEAL that I am also showcasing it in the weekly Save or Splurge post. For more information about this bag, check out this post with a full review.

If you’re like me and lusting after ever other style blogger’s Madewell Transport Tote (Lucky magazine calls it the tote that’s taking over the world in this article), but don’t have $168, check out this Save at your local Target for $35 (here).

Are you sick of this bag yet or have you purchased it?!

  • Meghan Hayes

    Though I absolutely love the Target tote, I do think investing in a quality leather bag is worth your dollars!

    • I completely feel you on investing in quality leather, and if I didn’t jump from purse to purse so quickly, I think I would be more in that camp as well. Good point, Meghan!

  • Amy

    I lusted after the transport tote for over a year. After I read Kendi’s post about pieces that are worth the investment, I bit the bullet and went to the Madewell site to buy it. Turns out I liked another one better. And of course it cost even more. But I bought it (with help from a VISA gift card) and I can honestly say it was worth every penny. And I love that it doesn’t advertise the brand. You gotta pay me to do that. ☺️

    • Hahaha, Amy! Love that spirit, girl. I love that about “plain” bags too. I love that you waited over a year to make the purchase (and love the bag you got) because I was almost at that point too before buying this Target one.

      I read that post (because I love everything Kendi) and related to some of it, but not all of it. I guess that’s the beauty of style and choices though! :) Thanks for commenting!