Anyway, browsing through Shopbop I found this Madewell Tote that is absolutely perfect and less than $200! I did want my next bag to be a tote style as I have so many that are duffle. I love the simplicity of it, but the brown strap adds a little 'something something'. The reviews are very positive and the leather looks extremely soft, which we all know is a key aspect to a great quailty bag.
Unfortunately it sold out like wildfire! But Shopbop confirmed with me that another batch will be coming in stock - so stay tuned!