I need a good all-purpose, medium-large sized handbag which can be used for work (phone, a5 notepad, small makeup pouch) as well as stuffing a few bits of assorted paraphernalia into (baby wipes, small toy, sippy cup).
Price range anything from about £10 - £300... Happy to splurge on something special (would have to sell a couple of bits on eBay first to justify the expense) but equally happy to grab a stylish non-designer bargain really.
Not too ostentatious but not too frumpy/old-lady-ish either. (Sorry, couldn't think of a less offensive description!)
Longchamp Pliage bags. You can get them in different sizes and also in leather and metallic finishes (I think the metallic ones may be called something else but are the same shape as the Pliage). Classic style, great for travel and every day imo.