The new tote in town

In a season where ‘it bags’ are on the out, and updated classics are investment worthy, Jessica Jensen ( is a go-to designer. A Ryerson graduate with previous stints at Calvin Klein and Michael Kors, Jensen has honed her talent with the best of them. Her collection is a stunning selection of clutches and totes that are both luxurious in quality and timeless in their appeal. 

I’ve always found that heavy adornments and hardware on luxury handbags weigh me down (it could also be the magazines and shoes I lug around) so I was thrilled to come across the Grace Portfolio (shown, $428), a perfectly-sized clutch for the working girl. In effort to carry less this fall, this supple Italian lambskin clutch is just right. Multi-functional in its design, the clutch folds in half for the perfect transition from day at work to evening on the town.

New for fall is the Barrel clutch, available in a variety of neutral shades and textured leathers. Stop by the Jessica Jensen sample and inventory sale (October 3, 6 – 9 pm and October 4, 10 am – 5 pm, 150 John St..) where samples are up to 80 per cent off and fall inventory is marked down as much as 30 per cent. You’ll be sure to walk away with a handbag that will make a statement for seasons to come.