Now in MDS world there is no scrimping on a handbag. A proper handbag is a must. Much as I'm keeping it lean currently, nothing beats a big 'un. Mindful of the economic strain even the maxi choice is way under the average handbag price (which is £923 and rising just so you know).
Michael, Michael Kors Uptown Astor Large leather tote £360 Net-A-Porter
In the Midi section is this number from Jigsaw who produce their bags in the same factory as Prada so I'm led to believe.
Just punching in below a ton is this one from Topshop. Which ever you choose you'll get all your bits and pieces in, no need to edit.