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I just bought my mom this timeless Coach bag for Mother's Day, and it's down to $149 — that's over 70% off

It's already April, which means it's time to start thinking about what you want to get Mom — or yourself — for Mother's Day. Yes, you have a month to shop, but I'm getting ahead of the game this year so I'm not scrambling at the last minute. One of the best places to shop for Mother's Day gifts? The Coach Outlet. The deals are consistently great and there's something for everyone. Case in point: The retro-looking brown Meadow Shoulder Bag. Not only is it timeless and versatile, it's 72% off. So, yes, I did snatch it up for my mom!

Mom's soon-to-be favorite bag is made of smooth suede and refined pebble leather, and there's ample room for necessities.

$149 at Coach Outlet

Why is this a good deal?

When it comes to head-spinning deals, Coach Outlet always comes through. This $528 suede and leather tote bag is more than 70% off, bringing it down to $149. That's nearly $400 in savings on a high-end Coach bag. When's the last time you've seen a designer deal that good?

Why do I need this?

A brown leather tote bag is the most versatile of closet staples, and this Coach bag is no exception. The warm neutral color pairs well with everything from a classic jeans and a white tee to a polished office look, a flowy sundress and a full-on winter parka. A timeless gift is always the best gift — especially when you're shopping for a mom who says she has everything.

The bag itself is made of suede, refined pebble leather and smooth leather, giving it a retro feel. On the inside, there's a soft fabric lining. There's also a classic Coach gold decal and a pair of handy adjustable straps.

As far as function goes, you should be able to fit everything you need in here without it feeling like an overpacked tote. There's an outside and inside zip pocket for smaller valuables like phones, keys and cards. A second inside pocket can store things like lip balm, a larger wallet, gum and other essentials. The roomy interior can comfortably fit a laptop, which is all anyone can really ask for in a tote.

Model wearing the brown leather and suede tote bag on their shoulder on a green background.
How chic and timeless is this brown leather and suede combo? (Coach Outlet)

What reviewers say

"I love this bag," wrote one five-star reviewer. "I love the size. I love the big open space. There's not a lot of pockets, which I appreciate. This is my throw-everything-in-and-out-the-door purse."

"The bag is absolutely beautiful, spacious and good both for work and travel," shared another Coach shopper. "Amazing quality. I don't even know what's the difference between outlet and not, honestly the quality and beauty of the bags are the same for me personally. Well done, Coach."

One five-star Coach reviewer noted the size of the bag: "The bag itself is much bigger than the website says. It says 13 inches wide, but that's at the bottom panel and isn't accurate. The widest part when flat measures 18 inches across, so that definitely makes this more of a tote size. My MacBook Pro fits with plenty of room, I can even zip the top!"

As far as grabbing it for Mom? Take it from this final customer: "Bought this bag for my mother and she was super happy! Loved it!"

Laptops can fit in this tote, making it a great candidate for a work bag, but the classic style makes it a fit for any setting.

$149 at Coach Outlet

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.