Just as there is a good chance you have your favorite little black dress hanging in your closet, there is probably a decent chance that you have a go-to black handbag.

You know the kind I am talking about. It goes with anything, it is timeless and it is always faithful. This is the bag that can dress up or dress down an outfit based on what you need it to do. And of course, while you might have a black bag that you want to carry for years and years to come, you know that one day you’ll take a look at it and need a replacement.

Cole Haan Kendal Drawstring Tote

So, what should that replacement be? I’m not here to tell you exactly what it should be, but I do think I came across a fairly promising option. The Cole Haan Kendal Drawstring Tote has classic elegance and daily usability down to a tee. The leather is supple and plush and the goldtone hardware shines. I am not always a fan of drawstring closures or tassels, but for some reason I really like both on this bag. Upon first look, I didn’t think these handles would fit over my shoulder, but the 16″ double rolled handles with an 8″ drop makes me think it might work.

Now that you’ve spent some time looking at the bag, what do you think? Is this the kind of black handbag you’d see yourself carrying and constantly going back to? Buy through Bluefly for $328.

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