Last week someone asked me if I had, say, $1000 to spend, what would I buy: a bag or shoes. I said "I would put it toward a bag, of course". I was aware that I responded with a little "duh" in my tone. I mean, it's a foregone conclusion. A bag always trump shoes. An everyday bag means just that: you can carry it everyday. You can't (or shouldn't) wear the same shoes with every outfit during the week and weekend. The other point to consider is the how quickly they show signs of wear. Shoes by their nature are just going to wear faster.
I have been looking for a new everyday bag for months. I was on the waiting list at Louis Vuitton for the Medium Monogram Neverfull for what seemed like forever. The day they finally called me to tell it was available, my car was totalled and I couldn't go pick it up. I think it was divine intervention that saved me from getting the bag it seems every gal has. I loathe it now. It seems everywhere I look, there's another one.
I am so happy I waited. The bag I decided on was a Ferragamo Betulla in oxblood. Here it is below in grey, my 2nd choice: