With all due respect to the cool kids stomping around Williamsburg in work boots and vintage satchels these days, we'd like to point out that a little Italian leather-goods company called Gucci has had the whole heritage thing on lockdown since 1921. In its 90 years, the venerable fashion house has clearly learned a thing or two about creating covetable arm candy.
And this season, the brand's tony totes hit that perfect sweet spot between fashionable and practical, with a full line of on-trend bags so durable your daughters will be swiping them out of your closet someday.
Looking for the perfect preppy carryall with a retro '70s vibe? You want a Boston bag in cheery, cherry-red leather — the shape is pure old-school, ladies-who-lunch glam. More of a modern working girl? Try a roomy top-handle tote in a bold cobalt, businesslike bordeaux, or jade-green python (the colors are such a refreshing change for a company known for brown and...more brown). We'll admit: It's not often that we find ourselves pining after nonagenarians, but for this kind of timeless classic, we'll gladly make an exception.
Ready to find the go-to bag you'll hold on to for decades? Click through for our favorite picks!
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Gucci 1973 Malachite Green Python Top Handle Bag, $3,000, available at Gucci.