For the record, we think the bag that was practically lynched by Tom Wambsgans—Matthew Macfadyen’s character on Succession—wasn’t bad. A little large for a swanky party? Perhaps. But hey, listen: a non trust fund baby has places to be and things to carry! So more power to Miss Bridget, for getting as much mileage out of her work bag as she can. The perfect one, as any stylish woman will tell you, is so hard to come by. Too small to carry documents, too capacious for the train, too loud for the workplace, too unstructured for a professional environment…the list of considerations goes on. Enter Burberry’s Frances bag. The brand’s newest tote isn’t just timeless and beautifully constructed—it’s ludicrously chic too.
Starting from the top, the thing that stands out most is the leather-inlaid TB logo that’s—get this—plated with actual 24-karat gold. Something of a rarity these days as far as hardware on bags is concerned. There’s also a leather covered dangling mirror that can be personalised with three alphabets of your choosing. It brings the nostalgia and luxury of old money style to mind, but makes it more practical for the modern woman. Another thing any woman will appreciate? Magnetic closures. No finicky zips, no unnecessary tie closures, just ease and reliability with the added option of a snap closure for extra security,
Available in three finishes—smooth grained, glossy embossed crocodile and lizard embossed calf leather—the only decision left to make is which one of its many seasonless colours to choose from. For that, turn to our very own Singaporean style savants Mae Tan, Nicole Wong, Salina Chai and Savina Chow for a little outfit inspiration.