When I'm feeling the need to be cute I use a bath and body beach tote that works well. It is blue striped and holds what I need for school. Most of the time I use a shoulder bag that my husband received at a conference. It has several front pockets. I love pockets to keep me orgnazed. Currently I am using an American Tourister laptop case. Works well. Pick up a simple tote at Target or an office store and have initials put on it if you want it personalized. You can find tote's anywhere...Target, Macy's McRaes, Internet, office supply stores. For me, it is usefulness over style. I need to have a place for everything and easy access.