I've been desperately searching for the perfect LARGE bag for school. Right now I have Fergie For Kipling messenger that I'm a bit iffy on and might return today. I've been searching the forums but I couldn't find much in the first 9 pages. I'm willing to spend up to $350 for it. The bag needs: - Outer side/front pockets - About 15-16 inches on either side - Strap is a plus but not really needed - Comfortable :] - Nothing too bland - No monogram - Can hold a laptop and a few college books. I guess what I'm looking for is a large, large tote. I've found a great large and roomy Marc Jacobs bag at Nordstrom for about $200 but the strap was so small that it would have been difficult to carry. If anyone has any suggestions PLEEEEASE post! Thanks so much.