Here they are, my picks, straight off the high-street...
[Asos orange Perspex Clutch; Oasis Faux Snake skin clutch in mint; Topshop Polka dotted clutch, Newlook zigzag clutch, American Apparel Suede Clutch, American Apparel Nude Clutch, Pieces floral clutch]
NB: I know, I know, me and florals!! NEVER! I chose that clutch because the florals have an exotic aura to them and it reminded me of 60s pop-art, which I favour! So I might, just a teeny weeny bit, think they're ok sometimes - florals I mean.]
I should admit this kind of bag has seen better days of favour on my part. Opening and closing any satchel when it's overflowing with stuff, which I simply must carry with me, is a blessed nightmare. So I've been giving satchels a pass lately - but that doesn't mean none of them struck my fancy. As a side note - doesn't the brown River Island one pictured here look like a Miu Miu?!
Topshop, ASOS, River Island, Stradivarius
What I've lately opted for are cross-body bags. Except I don't wear them that way. I wear them on one side. Smaller, so they limit the amount of useless stuff I keep carrying around and so easily changeable. If I want something chicer, I could easily ditch the strap and use it as a clutch. There's no limit as to how big a clutch should be.
[Stradivarius, ASOS, Miss Selfridge, River Island, Newlook]
Of course there's the shopper tote and the hobo (synonomous with Mary-Kate Olsen)... These are the silhouettes I believe you'll never go wrong with.
I might add to this reference in some future post - so stay tuned ;p