When Beyonce is seen with your bag, you know you’re a major contender in the world of covetable bags. For Tory Burch, it’s the streetwise 797 satchel that marks her big breakthrough. Actually, Beyoncé-approved or not, this style stands on its own as the perfect cross between a structured tote and slouchy satchel. Named after Tory’s Madison Avenue flagship address, she had to get it right. And success it is! With loads of nonchalance, the 797 has a enviable downtown vibe. The slip-through tab assists in bringing a hint of insouciance, and the overall effect is of serious attitude. Equally successful as a top-handle or shoulder bag, Tory also proves she can nail an often-unattainable balance.
Of course, Beyoncé has the luscious blue crocodile edition (available exclusively at the Madison Avenue boutique for $9,950), but pebbled leather is a great all-around bag (and heaps more affordable). The 797 also comes in suede – lust inducing in rich blue, but I worry about wear and dirt when it comes to an everyday bag in light suede. Opt for black leather and carry it like crazy.
797 Large Satchel in Leather at Tory Burch for $625.
Pair with: Ms. Knowles had the right idea when she wore it with a breezy blouse. Kick it up a notch with color, courtesy of Equipment’s leopard-print, silk-chiffon shirt in blue-on-teal or yellow-on red. At Net-A-Porter for $230.