Winter style – bags
It’s a rule universally acknowledged that you don’t carry all your personal effects around in a supermarket carrier bag (not even a bag for life). Do yourself a favour and invest in one of these.
Paul Smith Kremer Holdall
£199 | www.paulsmith.co.uk
Stylish bags needn’t lack colour, and this all-purpose holdall from Paul Smith is a prime example. Bright, breezy and elegant.
£115 | knomobags.com
The Saxby provides room for a 15in laptop and plenty more besides, and finished off in a weather-shrugging coated canvas, the winter holds no fear for it.
Barbour Leather Briefcase
£230 | barbourbymail.co.uk
There’s more to Barbour than wax jackets for rural shotgun-wavers – and this bag’s use of timeless brown leather gives it a distinctly distinguished feel.
Millican Keith the Writer’s Bag
£110 | homeofmillican.com
Designed to look like an envelope, the retro-styled Writer’s Bag caters for the modern scrivener with a 15in laptop pouch and four additional pockets.
House of Marley Lively Up Messenger
£140 | surfdome.com
The military-inspired look is perhaps more understated than you might expect from House of Marley, but we’re certainly not complaining. Features laptop and tablet pockets.
Celtic Sheepskin Heritage
£110 | celtic-sheepskin.co.uk
With its leather and tartan finish oozing more “north of the border” charm that a plate of neeps and tatties, the Heritage works either as an overnight bag or a laptop-lugger.