Here's what I found:
Maggie Bags Large Messenger, Target, $99.99
I like the woven detail- especially how exaggerated it is. The bag is also available in three other colors- orange chocolate brown and light tan, but I prefer the grey. It is definitely big enough for Beth's requirements, and I think it's pretty stylish, but let's keep shopping, shall we?
The All Star Bag, Modcloth, $59.99
I'm always a fan of a pop of color and you really can't go wrong with green. At 14.5 inches wide, it could definitely fit a laptop without looking like a briefcase or a standard laptop bag. It's versatile, too- the color works year round and the interior has multiple pockets. Seems pretty ideal if you ask me!
If green isn't your thing, but you love the idea of a pop of color, check out this gorgeous satchel by ASOS:
Metal Corner Satchel, ASOS, $49.95
The cross body strap is adjustable, and the bag itself is roomy with a zippered inner compartment perfect for staying organized. Organization is Beth's middle name, so I know she'll like that aspect of the bag at the very least.
For a more casual look, I love this one from Etsy:
Modular Messenger Bag, Etsy, $35
It's stylish, for sure, but in a decidedly casual way. It's definitely not for me, but I imagine it would be a nice, durable bag for all those city subway rides. The seller offers it in several color choices,so you're not limited to a neutral brown. I admit, I browsed this seller's store for a while and liked a lot of what I saw. The prices are great, too. I kind of love this one:
Project Bag, Etsy, $44
The interior of this bag speaks for itself:
Am I right?
So, there you have it- a handful of bags that (I think) meet all of Beth's requirements. The question is: do any of them make her swoon or drool or both?
Do you have a shopping challenge for me? Send me an email or leave a comment and I'll see what I can find for you!