In a couple of weeks I'm off on a business trip to NYC just for one day, to attend a vendor/client meeting. Of course, my first thought was...which bag do I bring? It doesn't have to fit a laptop -- If I need to bring mine, I will carry it separately -- but should be big enough for my usual stuff plus a bottle of water and maybe something to read. Because it's a business function, I don't want a mono bag (so LV is out). It seems like black is most appropriate for NY, but I don't want to limit myself too much. Here are my current not-too-casual choices: - Black Balenciaga City -- basic black, lightweight, slightly edgy - Violet Balenciaga City -- the same bag, but a bit more fun/different - Brown-sugar-colored Miu Miu Bow Satchel -- roomy, fun but classy, a bit heavier - Ebene (very dark brown) Hermes Bolide -- roomy, elegant, under the radar...but I might worry about stowing it under the plane seat Possible other choices (don't have them now, could maybe get before my trip): - Pewter Cole Haan Village Tote -- love the color, big enough for a carry-on, affordable - Black Miu Miu Coffer (if I can find one!) -- black, smooshy, roomy, gorgeous All of these have detachable shoulder straps except the Cole Haan, which has a good 8.5" strap drop. Or...other ideas?