Katie, my saving grace at work, said that she wanted to put a "big girl bag" on her wishlist. I love this because it seems so vague, but I totally know where she's coming from. She says she wants a black bag with some brown detailing, to add some versatility. A "big girl bag," is usually a point of pride--sort of a token of your hard work. You have a real job, and you've saved enough to afford yourself this luxury. Because of this, I think the bag should be multifunctional and transition from work to a night out and not be seasonal.
Left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Small Top Handle Bag // Pour La Victoire Gunter Convertible Satchel // Brooks Brothers Juke Spectator Large Satchel // Dooney and Bourke Small Wilson // Kate Spade Cobble Hill Straw Small Leslie // Milly Kelsey Leather Small Tote // Roccatella Sylvan Satchel // Brahmin Melbourne Tyler Satchel // Pauric Sweeney Textured Leather Tote