Insomniac Sale Picks: Winter-appropriate Purses

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Becky requested a few picks for winter-appropriate purses, so here we go:


Pendleton Canyonville Tote – was $368, now $184.99

Still hella expensive on sale, but one of the few wool bags I could find that WAS on sale! “Winter-appropriate” is open to interpretation, of course, but bags with soft textures made from cozy materials definitely qualify. And this dark tote made from Pendelton wool with leather trim checks both boxes. A handheld tote can be great for winter if slinging a bag strap over your puffer coat doesn’t appeal. (This felted satchel is far cheaper at $88, but not currently on sale.)


LeSportsac Penelope Crossbody – was $82, now $50.39

Another potential concern for winter handbags is the snow, sleet, and dirt that inevitably coats them. Especially if you’re a bike commuter or bus/train taker, you may want to stick to something that won’t be damaged by winter weather and filth. LeSportsac bags are extremely lightweight nylon which may make them seem more summery, but they can be wiped off quickly and easily when soiled. I have a LeSportsac makeup bag and my lotions and glosses have exploded in it about a dozen times. I wash it out, let it air dry, and refill. This crossbody bag is available in this print and a debossed pink with a patent finish, and a crossbody style is great for slinging across your coat and scarf when you’re in a hurry. Lots of other LeSportsac bags on sale at 6pm, too.


Hobo International Gabor – was $288, now $149.99 – $172.99

Of course, leather can be treated for rain and wiped down, especially if it’s a glazed leather like this. And sometimes you don’t want a dark, wooly bag when everything else you’re wearing is dark and wooly. A pop of color, if you please! With a 12″ strap drop, this hobo style should fit snugly around most parka-covered shoulders, and the bag itself is wonderfully roomy. Available in this red, as well as burgundy, black, tan, snake print, pink, green, and purple. Price varies by color.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for winter-appropriate purses:

  1. eBags – Always a great resource for bags of all kinds!
  2. Zappos – Many retailers are showing spring bags already, but Zappos has everything, including darker colors and materials on sale!
  3. eBay – If I’m buying a bag for any season, this is where I typically start. Narrow down your search criteria by using the info in the left rail.
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Secondhand stores will begin putting out the spring merch fairly soon, but hit them now for winter goods. Handbags are always abundant and affordable. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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3 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Winter-appropriate Purses”

  1. Toni

    Interesting picks as always! I do have a question: why is the focus with this series items on sale, instead of items at a particular price point regardless of their status? As the Pendleton bag and its felted alternative show, simply being on sale doesn’t mean that an item is the most economical pick among similar pieces. Maybe I’m missing something here, but this is something that’s been puzzling me for a while! 🙂

  2. A.

    I’ve been wondering this, too, and thought maybe it was just something I didn’t understand. To me, it would make more sense to feature a bunch of random cool items that are on sale OR various options to meet a specific need, regardless of whether they are on sale. I’d love to hear your take on this, Sal. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Sally

    Hi ladies! Great questions – my goal with this feature is to find items within a particular request’s parameters that are on sale and therefore cheaper than they would ordinarily be. It bites me in the butt sometimes because – as you’ve pointed out – things that are on sale aren’t always cheap or affordable, and things that AREN’T on sale sometimes fit the request parameters perfectly! Since these posts are sourced from reader requests, doing a roundup of great items that are on sale would feel less helpful and community-focused to me, though it would certainly solve the “this isn’t on sale but fits tonight’s parameters” problem. I like to challenge myself to find items that are on sale, available in a variety of sizes, and fill a reader’s needs … but sometimes rules must be bent. 😉