It may be back-to-school season, but you won’t need any instruction on standing out from the pack. Take your A-game up a notch, whether you’re hitting the lockers or cubicles, with one of Crystalyn Kae’s capacious Troubadour totes, which we’re giving away in your choice of available solids, velvets, and tweeds. Punctuated by silver-toned hardware, each bag is handmade in Seattle from glazed cotton, which Kokorowski crinkles, stretches, and buffs to give it a supple, leather-like appearance. Plus, the Troubadour includes a padded divider—roomy enough for a 15-inch laptop, homework, and not-at-all-fake doctor’s notes. Enter now to win!


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2. LEAVE A COMMENT and tell us which style of Crystalyn Kae bag you like best and why. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

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We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, September 7. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, September 6, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!


Crystalyn Kae offers a unique range of versatile everyday handbags, great for work, play, and travel, since 2001. With an emphasis on texture, shape, and pattern, designer Crystalyn Kae Kokorowski’s handbags are distinctively stylish, durable, and functional. Each bag is sustainably created in Seattle using a mix of natural, reclaimed, and vegan-friendly materials.

+ Troubadour Tote $190

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Originally published on Aug. 22, 2011