The Shlepper and the Refined Shlep
These are your rough and tumble "get-you-through-your-day" bags. Enough room to carry your day planner, iPad, books, emergency flats, an entire colony of trolls (oh that's where my Chapstick went)...you get the idea. Of course there's the refined schlepper we call it, where the organizational compartments and space is needed, but a more simple aesthetic.
Clockwise from left: Bottega Veneta (python), Bottega Veneta, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent
These will last you a lifetime, can be worn with any type of outfit and will do the job right. Your classic go-to when feeling indecisive.
Clockwise from left: Balenciaga, Chanel, Chanel, Hermes
A little more jazzy, these carry a little more bling than your classic chain-strap. Not quite strictly "evening bag only" these can carry you from a dinner with friends to a dizzy night getting your disco on.
Left to right: Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Chloe
All available online, and select locations.