My sister thinks I have a chromosome imbalance, since I'm not a "shoe freak" like so many women we know. I think I have a total of four pairs in my closet (and that includes my bunny slippers).

Instead, my fetish is bags -- purses, totes, backpacks, slings, briefcases, messenger bags. I can't help myself. At odd times, I find myself lusting over cool new designs and search for the "ultimate" bag like Ponce de Leon did for the Fountain of Youth.

To put a finer point on it, laptop cases are at the top of the list. But there are way too many ordinary, utilitarian designs out there for me. Fortunately, designers are getting the hint and producing some hip, stylish, yet functional bags for businesswomen.

If you're a member of Totebags Anonymous like me, or know someone who is, here are some fabulous websites to get your fix:

- Acme Made -- The perfect blend of hip design and chic professionalism

- Melissa Beth Designs -- Her "Pocket Full of Puter" is on fire

- Clark & Mayfield -- High-end designs that reflect the latest trends in fashion

- Kolobags -- A terrific site that brings the best of designers together in one place

So if you think it's impossible to find a case that takes care of business and does it with flair, think again!