In my eyes, Phoebe Philo can do no wrong. Pretty much everything she does at Celine is perfection. Her intellectual, no-nonsense, minimalist clothes and accessories are timeless and effortless, which make them great for busy multi-tasking women (not surprising, given that she is a working mom herself).  

Recently, I decided that I should do away with my all purpose leather shoulder tote bag and find something that was still slouchy, but a little more structured with a closure that would hide my lack of organization from the eyes of the world. The first place I turned to was Celine and this beautiful leather bag came to my rescue.

If only Ms. Philo had an advice column too, as she always seems to have the answers.

$2,300 at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St.