It seems the more I learn, the less I know what to choose -- and every time I've just about decided which bag I think I want, I read something that makes me question whether that would be the best choice. So I thought I would turn to you ladies for help in figuring this out. I don't care for the look of two bags for work, and I don't much like the look of briefcases at all -- so what I'm looking for is a bag that can serve both as a purse and to carry documents, magazines etc. (I don't need room for a lot of paperwork, but definitely some or a magazine or two.) I'd also like it to be not too easily scratched (every-day bag), not too heavy and fairly convenient to get things out of.. I've been looking at the Kelly (would a 32 be large enough?), Birkin and Kabana -- but I'm open to suggestions. I also looked at the Vespa/Trim models, which don't seem wide enough, and the Masai, which appears too unstructured for paperwork. The Blue LA Bag on eBay looks like it would work, but it's pretty beaten up and I'd be afraid that refurbishing isn't possible. Any insight or advice is most welcome and appreciated!