The picture really is not doing this Coach tote any justice. It's a beautiful bright magenta color. SG is normally not a Coach fan, but I would totally use this for spring and summer days. This tote is quite roomy and the leather is soft and supple. It actually collapses quite beautifully when I have it in my hand. The toggle drawstring closure makes access quite easy. What I like the most is the simple silhouette without the usual Coach logos. SG is particularly attracted to the little lock. It's just so cute in an understated fashion. The 2 sides pockets are great for cell phones and small change so I don't have to reach inside for my wallet all the time.
AND, although $598 is not small change but I think it's still somewhat reasonable comparing to other crazy designer prices.