I think for the classics, this is what I like. (not sure if I labeled it w/ the right name, though) You can dress it up or down. Its big enough for day & small enough to segway to evening. I feel it is one of the sportier of the classics.
^^I think the one that DJO shows is the one I had in black and tan and does zip close...It is different from the grand shopping tote in that it doesn't have the wide leather bands on top of the handles...hard to explain...
It is the classic verison of the diamond stitch tote bag.
I see it as a bag you can dress up or down. If you prefer a more casual style, maybe the diamond stitch box tote or one of the cambon styles (the large shop tote or the one that looks more rectangular).