Fine design is in the details. Or the detail, for that matter. I love it when designers take a simple, classic shape and elevate it into something really special with the help of one powerful detail. Rochas has a knack for doing that, and a bag like this lets you command your own sense of style while upgrading your look in an instant. The use of that stamped snakeskin-effect center is so chic and striking.
The structure is flawless, just rigid enough to make you feel like a lady and just curvy enough to keep you from looking rigid. The contrasting textured lambskin leather is luscious and intriguing, and the neutral taupe hue is a no-brainer.
Everyone needs an easy tote (or ten…), but it’s hard to get enthusiastic about one when they don’t bring something extra to the equation. We demand to make a statement at the same time we’re being practical, and this tote does just that. Versatile and timeless, the Nina is both a must-have and a keeper. Rochas tote on Farfetch for $1,854.
Pair with: Punchy blue nails will look avant-garde against a soft, sophisticated neutral. A manicure with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s nail lacquer in 18 Bleu Majorelle will bring some sea to your sandy bag, so to speak. On NET-A-PORTER for $27.