Luckily, Gareth Pugh Fall 2010 has solved this problem for me.
(image via nymag.com)
SUPER HAPPY FUN
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME
Look at this fucking bag! Unobtrusive zippers! Matte leather! Certainly large enough to hold my schoolbooks as I scuttle around campus. The quilted X design is absolutely stunning, timeless, and suits my gawth sensibilities perfectly.
Sadly, I am positive this bag will be *at least* a couple Gs, far beyond my realm of obtainable covets. I sigh wearily. At the very least, I am pleased that the black bag I have always dreamed of does really truly exist, and that my favorite designer makes it. The irony is that once I'm a doctor and am through with my schooling, I'd be able to afford this bag... but would have little use for something so large.