I've been looking for a good biking-friendly purse for a few weeks now: I've got only one cross-body bag, which I adore, but it's brown leather and I'm weird about (read: practically compulsively allergic to) wearing brown with black. Tote bags are ok for a leisurely cruise to the beach, but when I'm scooting several miles to dinner on my bike, I want to be able to ditch the messenger bag and carry a purse that doesn't look quite so bike-messenger-casual.
Refinery 29's featurette on the Cambridge Satchel Company pretty much solved this problem for me (well, except the "how to get one without having to pay $85+?" issue). Nice leather, cross-body adjustable strap, classic look, snob appeal ("oh, I just ordered it from England!"): score on all counts.
Seriously, how do I get one of the satchels (11" or 13". I'm not picky.) for free? Because that needs to happen.