Bag of the day: Gucci's leather and quilted velved tote
We're obsessed with bags that have a subtle vintage silhouette and lots of contemporary styling at the moment, and Gucci's beautiful leather and suede tote bag ticks all the right boxes. And old-school top handler with a frame-top closure, it's got that nostalgic purse thing going on in the background, but the hardware and detailing bring it right up-to-date. The diamond theme that runs through the bag - from the perforated pattern on the velvet to the gold toned decorative studs - really add visual appeal.
In practical terms this is a bag that will see you through from day to night in utmost style, with understated features you can effortlessly dress up or down. The velvet panelling at the front makes it eminently suited to evening wear, without making it look overly dressy during the day; the size is ideal as a workday carryall without weighing you down. A fabulous investment piece that will stand the test of time!