Nothing beats a great black bag.
I also love a bag that you can throw over your shoulder and stuff with whatever and head out the door.
Simple and chic.
This Chloe bag fits the bill.
Called the Nancy Large-Flap Tote ($1850) it's pricey, but will last you season after season.
The buttery soft lambskin is divine and the gold-tone hardware provides just enough detail.
photo courtesy of neimanmarcus.com