Aw, thank you so much! This has got to be one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. Let me first recommend the 11” Cambridge Satchel. I have this bag in 15” vintage brown and can promise you that it is unbelievably well made and durable. It’s a classic shape and a style that will carry on through every season. You can afford to go higher, but I’d recommend the 11”. I personally use the 15” for school and it seems like it would be too big to carry as an everyday bag. Here are a couple others that I recommend!
- Joie Stella Cross Body Bag
- Alexander Wang Fumo Clutch
- Foley + Corinna Lady City Tote
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Sia Bag
- Zara Plaited Shopper
- Baggu Leather Tote Bag
- Anthropologie Tarmo Satchel
Note: I have a similar purse to the Marc by Marc in brown and it is my go-to everyday bag. It’s simple, practical, matches everything, and surprisingly carries more than you’d think (imagine a wallet + keys, sunglasses, cell phone, five things of lip balm, my iTouch, compact, and more). Also, the Anthropologie satchel is a bit over your price range, but it was too pretty not to mention. My personal favorite, however, is the city tote by Foley + Corinna. Hope you find one that you like!