Summer Arm Candy Straight from Baton Rouge

May 12, 2016 | By | Comments (5)
The Jolie Tote: Cobblestone

The Jolie Tote in Cobblestone

Baton Rouge-based designer Celeste Austin wants you to sport some new arm candy this season. Take a gander at her collection of leather handbags and we bet you’ll soon be saying, don’t mind if I do.

You might remember this sassy little number from our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, which was our first introduction to Austin’s then year-and-a-half-old brand, SavvyRoot. But, it was love at first sight when their Spring/Summer 2016 collection launched and I feasted my eyes on the ladylike details of The Jolie Zip Tote, even topping my love for Austin’s faux cheetah clutch. I know, I wouldn’t have believed it either.

Looking for a perfectly sized bag is one of the age-old style dilemmas, right up there with finding the perfect red lipstick (let me know if you’ve cracked the code on that one) or the universally flattering LBD. So, when a compact yet roomy leather tote crosses my sight line, I can’t help but start asking myself whether this is the investment bag we’ve all been waiting for. I’ll help you with this one: The answer is a resounding YES!

Light gold hardware, a removable shoulder strap, plenty of interior pockets (including one that zips—double win), and a set-for-summer palette of four color choices that make me want to make bad financial decisions and buy all four—well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Pictured from left to right, The Jolie Tote in Blossom, Cobblestone, Latte, and Magnolia

Pictured from left to right, The Jolie Tote in Blossom, Cobblestone, Latte, and Magnolia


  1. Donna Prejean

    Will have to get one when I go home this summer!

    May 19, 2016 at 11:10 am
  2. Dave Payne (@PaynePRFla)

    @pamela -you can purchase them there.

    May 16, 2016 at 6:34 am
  3. Pamela

    How do i get one?

    May 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  4. Lori Ross

    Love the look and colors.

    May 14, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  5. Dave

    Aren’t these bags just stunning, I heard a lot of men were ordering them for their wives for Mother’s Day!

    May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

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