Gilt is having a sample sale on these tote bags that go toward supporting the National Audubon Society i.e. the bird preservation club. They were released in Autumn last year and retailed at Henri Bendel for $68. It's now $38 on Gilt + shipping. Although the price may seem steep for a mere tote bag, let's remember who's in congress now and how anything science, art, bird and logic related is going to go down the drain.
The "up and coming" designers are (clockwise) Suno, Toni Maticevski, Genevieve Jones, Prabal Gurung, Fenton/Fallon and Cushnie et Ochs. I'm quite taken by the Suno one (for some reason) - and I guess I'm technically helping bird preservation by buying an organic cotton tote bag Made in the USA. If you need an invite to the sample sales, click here. Sale ends February 15.