My bag collection is extensive, though the one item that's missing is a basic black bag. It seems like that would be the obvious choice if I were to have but one purse, though I've found most options out there are not quite right. They're either too large/small/embellished/plain/fill-in-the-blank. I've been eyeing this bag for a while though, by The Row, and it's as close to perfect as I've seen. It's sleek, minimal, and an ideal size that can transition from day to night. But for a fraction of the cost, and a remarkably similar look, J.Crew's Claremont Purse (now 25% off) is a more affordable option that's just as classically cool.