I normally spend about $30 on a bag, so I don't feel really comfortable forking over $80 for something that I don't even know is worth the money or not. (I don't know anything about bags, but I figure a lot of people here are experts. )

(I'm not able to include a link, apparently, but it's a Clark & Mayfield Sellwood XL 17.3" Laptop Tote. The reviews that I've read so far are largely positive.)

I've heard good things about this bag, and with the exception of the price it's generally right for me because:
1) It can fit a 17-inch laptop and lots of other stuff
2) It's somewhat feminine without being overly girl
3) It can pass as a "professional" bag

Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!