Not all of you agree, but I have been highly impressed and satisfied with the Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag line lately. No need to expect the most supple leather with lush suede lining, but expect a good bag and a great price. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Lovely Luz Messenger Bag is the perfect school bag, with inside pockets for organization and a 17″ drop which makes this an easy messenger bag or shoulder bag. The color of this bag is great for everyday, every season, and every year of college (unless of course you are on the 7 year plan). There is silver tone hardware with a circle logo plaque on the front. The front features a slight gather and a top zip closure. Measurements are perfect for notebooks, planner, and essentials (14″W X 13″H X 2Â½”D). Buy through Saks for $398.