Designer handbags are a purchase that's nigh on impossible for most of us to justify, with styles that age with the seasons. It's easier to justify the huge price tag when the looks are timeless, however, which could be argued for the Dory Cross Body Bag by D&G.
Among the satchels and Chanel-a-likes, current designers can often forget the myriad of other retro influences available to them in bag design. Tapping into something a little less seen, this Sophie Messenger Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs is a cute little piece that will last through many seasons to come.
It's appeal comes from a sweet simplicity, with a bubbly and rounded messenger shape creating a borderline kitschy feeling. In a stone grey leather, the gold hardware keeps the colour palette classic and timeless. With a simple rounded handle to finish, this is the sort of handbag you'll be wearing with everything.
Get it online from Matches Fashion for £425.