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Zac Posen Tote to Benefit Teachers

09/09/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

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Celeb favorite designer Zac Posen has teamed with DHL to create a limited edition handbag, to be launched during New York Fashion Week, to benefit the nonprofit organization, TeachersCount.org, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community. The designer’s handbags, which normally retail from $800 and up, are already popular among stars like Rachel Bilson and Beyonce and now teachers can bring some Hollywood glamour to their classrooms. The red and yellow leather tote is everything Zac Posen is famous for: fun, feminine, and glamorous. Get Zac’s bag for yourself or the teacher in your life, $400, for a limited time at toteforteachers.org — and remember, the best part is that 100% of the proceeds will benefit Teachers Count.

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diane on

I would love one of these. I’ve taught school in California, Oklahoma and Arizona for 30 years ( +). Nice idea…….but who’s going to buy them and give them away to an instructor?

Sharon on

$400 — are you kidding me??? For a teacher??? What teacher do you know who can spend $400 on a trendy tote bag??? Drop a couple of zero’s off the price and then you can call it a “Teacher’s tote”. Better yet — GIVE them to the teachers.
Please… you people are insane.

kk on

uh… did no one inform mr. posen that teachers dont make the same amount as models, movie or tv stars, or singers?

gina on

great bag, however on a teacher’s salary, someone else will have to buy her the bag!

Anonymous on

Broward county is one of the lowest paying county for teachers- we can’t afford $400.00 handbags

Kate Pascal on

I don’t know about American teachers but there are very few Canadian teachers who can afford a $400 bag. Nice try – Zac Posen – but next time you do something to raise money for teachers wouldn’t it be nice if we could actually afford it?

Katelyn on

I am a teacher for 2nd grade. I can’t afford $400 for a bag to take papers home in. The most I would pay for that bag is 10-15 dollars. To me, it is not that pretty.

Nicole on

If I had $400 to freely spend on myself, it wouldn’t be on this tote. I spend more than that each year on my own classroom since my district neglects to give materials and supplies necessary to help educate these kids. Get a clue Zac, we’re teachers, not actresses/models.

sarah on

400. That is not going to happen on a teacher’s salary. Considering what I carry back and forth to school each day it is way too small. Nice gesture but very impractical.

julia on

where they came up with “glamourous” is beyond me…all it is is an red leather envelope bag with bright yellow strap. i’m not anti-fashion at all and i think it’s a lot of fun, but a sense of reality (plus the price tag on this one) is a little absurd.

Cindy on

What the hell are they thinking? A $400 for a teacher? They won’t be able to afford it… Unless a wealthy student bought it for them. This is just plain ridiculous….

maria on

The bag isn’t all that. You’re paying for the designer name.

Mary on

You guys are all missing the point–the bag is NOT necessarily designed for teachers, ANYONE can use it. Furthermore, ALL of the proceeds from the bags are going to Teachers Count.

It seems people here have reading comprehension problems. But I guess you can blame People.com for the misleading blog post title.

Alexandra on

it’s a good question, about who can afford such expensive handbags. i mean, how many weeks of groceries would that pouch of leather cover?

i came across this article, about just that! the $59,000 handbag.

http://www.mydaralink.com/?q=node/60

Luna Black on

In my family we have four teachers. I can safely tell you that none of them can afford on a public school teacher wage a $400 bag. Poor idea from DHL and Zac Posen. If it was really meant for teachers then they should of priced it for real world teachers and not the teachers who live on TV. (Because let’s be honest, on TV even the “low” paying people wear really $$ clothes/bags! I mean we’ve all seen the if Friends, NBC show, happened in real life how they wouldn’t live/dress/eat like they do on TV!)

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