Leave it to Phillip Lim to deliver. If you truly think about it, Phillip Lim is really just a practical, impeccably crafted, and beyond well-conceived brand enveloped by a hipster It-Girl aura and his Tally, slouchy, oversized, carryall is the perfect example...simple, functional, yet luxe and high fashion. This fab bag is tri-toned...the body of the bag is perforated leather, while the bottom and sides are pieced skin in a contrasting color. The top of the bag is embroidered and the handles are in a rich dark tone. There is something slightly tribal about it, though the references are subtle. It measures 19 x 17 x 9, which is the perfect size for work and the neutral color won't fight if you also carry a statement handbag...god knows I never want to look like a bag lady. I normally like to give you lots of options when I write, but I think this bag is so right on that you will be hard pressed to ever find a better version...sure it is still pricey at $875, but one must always pay for timeless, perfection!!!
I will leave you with a final thought...if you have to schlepp, at least try to do it in style. Try not to grimace as your shoulder strains and be strategic; travel around with a nice male co-worker, friend, partner who just might offer to help you bare some of the weight...chivalry is never dead!!!!