For many of us, gloves are one of those few strictly practical accessories, rummaged out from the back of the wardrobe when the colder months set in. With the right pair, however, you can instantly transform an outfit to a high end retro glamour.
Embroidery, tapestry and needlepointed fabrics were not long ago confined to the houses of our grandparents and the back room of the charity shop. Taking back the best parts of these often-forgotten design techniques, retro fashion has embraced it in pieces like this Tapestry Bag from New Look.
The classic shape of the handbag, including a clip frame and loose metallic strap, lets the intricate fabric shine against its simplicity. With a floral tapestry design, the bag has added texture along with a truly vintage look that's easy to pair with a wide variety of styles.
It's available now from New Look for a discounted price of just £9.74.