When it comes to designer purchases, I have a tendency to stick to the classics. If it’s black leather with gold hardware, I’m all over it. I’ve tried to stick to the iconic shapes, and it means I’ve developed a bit of a uniform. Is it black? Is it plain? Then I’ll probably love it.
But, when I caught sight of Saint Laurent’s new Rive Gauche Beach Tote, it’s fair to say that I fell truly and utterly in love. It’s flashier than my usual picks (you can’t exactly miss the logo here) but the use of neutral canvas (kind of) cancels out the glitz.
The bag is also incredibly practical – it’s big enough for all your beach paraphernalia, and I think it makes the perfect Sunday tote. There is an interior zip pocket, so you can pop your keys and phone in there, without fearing they’ll get lost in the depths of the bag. The black leather handles also keep the tote looking slick, so it will look as good with jeans and a shirt as it will with a coverup.
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Canvas Beach Tote is priced at £765 and is available from Harvey Nichols here.