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Beyoncé Carries Tory Burch’s 797 Satchel: Crazy in Love

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.



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  1. I had been hoping that you guys would identify this bag! I knew it looked familiar and couldn’t place it. I guess I will go with the leather but that purple croc is gorgeous.

  2. HI, I have seen this bag in different sizes & colours over the last couple of weeks. I could not decide if I actually liked the bag. But seeing in it on Beyonce, I actually like the bag.

  3. When I first saw this 797 Satchel I wanted it in blue to pair with a navy, orange and cream suede Tory Burch heel. They have been in a box unworn for over 2 years now. The 797 in navy would have been perfect. Yet the 797 Satchel Large does not come in navy. Low in behold they have manufactured a nayv croc WAY OUT of my price range. **sigh** I will eventual rock this shoe.

  4. When I first say the 797 Satchel I wanted the large in navy to pair with a navy, orange, cream and gold accented suede tory burch pump. These suede shoes have been in the box unworn for 2+ years now. Tory Burch did not manufacture the 797 large in navy. Low and behold I see Beyonce with a large navy croc way out of my price range. Go Figure! I will eventually rock the suede pumps.