I've been eyeing this Black Banana Republic Fillmore Deep Satchel, $248, for quite some time now, ever since I spotted it in-store. I love the shiny black patent patina, and the leather is super soft and supple to the touch! The snakeskin-like finish gives it a bit of edge that just plain patent leather wouldn't have. The chain is removable, but the bag is beautiful without any bells and whistles attached. Definitely a keeper.