So my best friend's birthday is coming up and her boyfriend wants to buy her a designer bag. He commissioned me to pick one out that she would like. The only problem is that I am a shoe girl not a purse girl! I have never owned a designer bag and I don't know what is out there, and what's best. You guys seem like a really active and awesome community so I'm pleading for your assistance! These are the main criteria for what I'm looking for: - Something with name value. Her BF is pretty clueless but he does want her to go, "Oh my god is this really _____?" when she opens it. - Something somewhat affordable. He said there's no price limit but I don't think he really understands. $500 is the upper limit but something in the $400s would be better. - A versatile "day" bag that she can use on a pretty regular basis - not a really small purse or something that's too formal. - Something current. I know he would love for her to open her next month's Lucky and see the purse she has. Maybe that's not achievable on her BF's budget but you get the idea. - Even though its current, I still want it to be workable for a least the next year or two. Not something that will go out of style really quickly. A little color or print is okay but not all over - something that will work with different outfits and different seasons. So PLEASE guide me in the right direction! I have been online shopping for the past three days and I've had absolutely no luck.