Hello hello. I'm trying to piece together an outfit for job interviews. I think I'll end up wearing a dark suit, a light colored blouse, and maybe a brooch or some understated but striking piece of jewelry. I need help on the handbag! This will be an interview at a business/corporate office. I know the environment/mood of the place will be conservative and classy so I need to look really put-together. There will be men in designer Italian suits and women with ridiculously expensive bags and shoes walking around so I'm really really scared about looking out of place. The thing is, I don't own any really nice handbags. My suit will be either from J. Crew or Banana Republic, which I can afford, but I feel like the handbag should really be a defining piece and I'm ready to invest in something classic and expensive-looking. I need help finding something that is medium sized, in a rectangular-esque shape (maybe like the Mulberry Mabel), and either gray or brown leather. Okay, it doesn't HAVE to be boxy and rectangular and I'm open to other alternatives. It also needs to be able to be worn on the shoulder (I don't deal well with short-handled totes). I don't want it to be too plain (i.e. I think the Mabel is too plain...) but I also don't want it to be over-the-top trendy either. Something that stands-out without being loud. Something refined and elegant but not boring and could easily be substituted by a <$100 imitation at Target/TJ Maxx. I think my budget will be around $500 but I want the quality to reflect the price (b/c let's face it, there are a lot of really expensive bags out there that really shouldn't be the prices that they are). I know the summer sales are coming up so if it goes for around $500 at the discounted price, then that's fine too. Um....so, do you ladies/gents have any suggestions? I'm going to pieces over this!