So I've decided that I want a black basic tote bag. It's either going to be a Prada Saffiano Lux tote in black or a Michael Kors medium Hamilton bag in black with gold hardware (because I saw one of my favorite bloggers, For the Love of Retail, get one and it made me realize how nice and affordable it was).
(left Michael Kors Hamilton and right Prada Saffiano Lux tote)
The Prada Saffiano Lux tote is pricier at about $1900 CAD and the specs can be found here at the Saks Fifth Avenue website. The Michael Kors Hamilton bag is 20% of the price of Prada for about $350 CAD and the specs could be found here on their official website. The Michael Kors bag is actually really reasonable in price and is pretty. But the Prada is...well Prada and I like the Saffiano textured leather. The Prada one I could use when I'm older in the future and it looks super professional. The Michael Kors one isn't as professional looking and it's just a good basic black bag at the moment (maybe not forever).
Which one do you think is nicer? Unfortunately, money may be a deciding factor if I get accepted to the full time program I want to attend for September 2012. I will be paying for my own tuition this time around. But if there's a will, then there's a smart and economical way around getting the Prada right? - i.e sell something I don't use/need.