So, it's definitely more than I usually spend on a purse, but I have been looking for a replacement for mine for sometime and haven't found anything really up to snuff.
TADA! Enter the Kate Spade Brighton Park Sloan! :)
My lovely purse now has made me spoiled for leather and beautiful details, and I thought I'd use it until it fell apart -more- because of the lack of better options out there. I have always admired my staff attending's Kate Spade bag, but always thought they were way above my price point... For some reason I thought they also didn't ship to Canada!
But I think I may have found my bag! At least I hope so; because there are no refunds! The reviews on the site seem favourable, so I am quite hopeful. I am in love with the quick-access component of the bag, so I can have my notes at the ready!
PS: I bought it in that dark red oxblood colour instead of the brown - same as my Cambridge Satchel :)
PPS: Okay, now that my budget is COMPLETELY blown, time to sit on my hands until next year!
ETA: Just got the notification that they cancelled my order. Apparently a lot of people on the Kate Spade page have the same problem. Ugh. Sigh. Not meant to be, I suppose. :(