One of the most important rules of personal style is that simple doesn’t (and shouldn’t) mean boring. Not every item in a wardrobe can be turned up to 10, so to speak, but even the basics can be special in some way if items are chosen carefully.

It takes a good bit of patience to find the perfect simple pieces that still ooze personal style, but they exist and they’re worth the hunt. Often, they’re also the pieces that people compliment most often, because they’re the sort of pieces that take a really good eye and lots of attention to detail to find. Anyone can pick out a really obvious bag, but it takes an eye for accessories to notice a simple one like the Sobella San Marco Tote.

Sobella San Marco Tote

The curving diagonal seams of the tote provide the only visual interest, but it’s done in such a tailored and refined way that that’s all the bag needs to be interesting. I could easily imagine using it while shopping or going out to lunch with a friend, and it’s the kind of bag that will never look dated or make you look like a fashion victim. Buy through Bluefly for $129.50.

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  • spanish moss

    what a cool bag. love the curving seams against the rectangular shape of the bag.

  • Dacs

    This reminds me of the inside of the guggenheim museum. I absolutely love it! Especially for $129.50. :o) Awesome find, Amanda!!!

  • Veronica

    I just bought this bag! I’ve been in the market for a non-school bag — either a large satchel or tote bag. I already had so many of the Herve Chapelier nylon shopping totes and Lonchamp Le Pliage bags for carrying school books and whatnot around campus, but I wanted a nice back for luncheons with my friends and going out. This bag caught my eye in a scroll down of the page on I was originally looking at a Carlos Falchi bag on, but that went out the window when i saw this in tan. Gorgeous :)

  • Jane

    This bag is classic chic.

  • Mochababe73

    This bag is simply beautiful. It also proves that you can get a great leather handbag without spending thousands of dollars.
    Well done!

  • EL

    What a reasonable price for something unique like this. Love it…

  • Candy

    The website has so many amazing bags,the newer bags for this season are even nicer!!!!