My SIL asked me to buy her a "plain black purse but with some sort of detail on it." Any style - handheld or shoulder - doesn't matter, but no signature bags. She has always used hand-me-downs from her mom or bought a cheap bag at Walmart or wherever. She just had her 2nd kidney transplant and I want to surprise her with a gift and I'm buying the bag! She is 47, about 5'3" high and a bit overweight but she carries the weight well. She doesn't really have a lot of 'style' and prefers to wear clothes from JCPenny, Target and the occasional deal she finds in Walmart. To work, she always wears black pants and black shoes (cute ones, too!). So I need help deciding -- I've never purchased something for someone else and even though she asked me to, I'm having decision problems! I like both of these bags a lot and have narrowed it down after starting with about 30 various ones. This one is cute but I'm worried it might be too much for her style and yet it's my favorite (style is almost identical to LV Alma, too!): http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7238472/c/3.html This one seems more practical -- had great reviews and was compared to the Gucci Horsebit Hobo: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7194517/c/3.html Any help and opinions very much appreciated! I gotta order this today to get it in time to visit her! THANKS!