PACK FOR SHOULDER SEASON
Asurefire way to up the style stakes this summer, a tote bag is an instant improvement on your backpack/briefcase/messenger, and naturally all the better if it’s made by Gucci. The Italian luxury goods house is surfing a wave of press, blog and sales adulation, much of it down to its accessories. While the brand’s floral tailoring and furry loafers will work for the more gregarious customers, others will find something like this bag—an exercise in understatement and fine fabrics—a shrewder investment. It’s big enough to utilise for a night away, but discreet enough to use every day. And it has that much-coveted Gucci stripe, so wherever you’re going everyone will know where you’re at. Brown/black/green/red suede-leather-webbing double shoulder tote by Gucci, gucci.com.