A classic black tote is an essential for anybody's wardrobe. So when it comes to deciding which black tote you want to invest in, you've got to choose carefully. What I love about these two bags above, is that they are a hybrid of a classic satchel with a modern twist. Okay, so not everyone can afford to indulge in the beautiful Proenza Schouler number, but why deprive yourself of a staple piece when you can get a similar version elsewhere for a fraction of the price? Kurt Geiger has a great alternative, still keeping to the same theme but it has areas with embossed snakeskin pattern which gives it an original look.