So.....I am one of those people who can't seem to settle on one bag (no doubt because I don't have a nice one.....)
Yesterday while helping #2 son spend his $50 gift card at aeropostele - they had these brown or black canvas messenger bags for $6. Got one. Perfect size for a smaller project, to take to swim meets and stuff. They were stashed down low - you may have to ask or snoop around a bit - but definitely worth the money!