Katie Holmes Has Been Wearing This Best-Selling $178 Madewell Bag All Over NYC

Busy NYC resident Katie Holmes clearly knows that you need a bag that can hold everything from a water bottle to a change of shoes to an umbrella for a long day out and about in the city. Accordingly, you'll rarely find paparazzi photographs of her without an oversize bag on her arm. She appears to have a new favorite one that happens to cost less than $200.

The bag in question is Madewell's—a brand that's very good at making leather tote bags—Essential Bucket Tote in fall-friendly Chocolate Raisin. She's been wearing the roomy shoulder bag with all of her casual outfits as of late. If you head over to Madewell, you'll see that it's one of the brand's best sellers, and it has a five-star rating from the enthusiastic customers who have reviewed the bag. Plus, the bag, which comes in three other colors, has been added to more than 2000 carts in the past seven days. I'm convinced, and if you are too, keep scrolling to shop it for yourself.


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Allyson Payer
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Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.