Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Messenger Bag, Handbag of the Day
The ivory colored leather messenger bag is cheekily listed as being intended for "the most elegant of deliveries." The messenger strap (also in ivory colored fine leather) has a 26" drop and the purse measures 10" by 9.5" ... somehow we doubt you'll be making many deliveries in a bag not large enough to hold a sheet of paper. Still, it is the perfect size for carrying a novel with you to brunch (to await your late friends), or for hiding a camera and goodies for a day of sightseeing.
The Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Messenger Bag comes with gold hardware and a classic gold Marc Jacobs nameplate, and is available from Saks Fifth Avenue for $650.