The search is over. I finally found a commuter bag that meets all of my qualifications: structured black leather; raw edge; flat bottom; longish straps; large enough for my wallet, planner, makeup, heels, scarf, lunch and whatever I happen to buy on my walk to and from work. I was so sick of carrying two bags — my smaller crossbody satchel and a canvas tote. It's been two days now, and I can already tell this puppy is gonna be a staple in my day-to-day life.
This particular style is the 'Dylan' tote by Rebecca Minkoff — it's on sale at Shopbop right now for $206 (I got mine at Nordstrom) and also comes in white, hot pink, bright blue and sunshine yellow (via Zappos).