New Bags: Miu Miu horn strap suede tote
Miu Miu's come a long way from its cute kittens and swallows with this thoroughly workmanlike tote bag, which looks like it could handle pretty much anything, don't you think? It's ruggedly made, with leather and metal reinforcements wherever you could possibly put them, and is made up in 'serious' shades, like brass and chocolate brown.
What's so clever and distinctive about this satchel-style bag is the horn detailing on the metal straps: the fearsome spikes sit menacingly between the links to create an unmistakably "hard" look. It can't be easy to decorate utility bags without compromising on seriousness, so kudos to Miu Miu for finding a way!
£770 at Net-a-Porter