Investing in a bag that perfectly balances fashion and function is undoubtedly the most important thing to consider when shopping. However, it depends on the kind of person you are. The function aspect is different for everyone - how much do you carry with you? How heavy are your essentials? Does your whole world accompany you everywhere you go or do you leave the house with the bare minimum? These are all important questions that need answering. For those of you who stumble (gracefully stumble, that is) out of bed in the morning and just want an easy, go-to handbag to carry with you throughout the day, then the Gucci Soho is for you. The Soho is laid back, casual and ideal for any young woman who wants an effortlessly cool bag that she can forget is even there.
Its obvious good looks aside, if you're the kind of woman who needs to carry pretty much everything she owns with her throughout the day - this bag is not for you. No you can't fit your laptop, your folders, your 250ML bottle of Jasmin Rouge, a painting, your yearbook from when you graduated 7 years ago, OR your dog inside. Sorry.
However, if you dread the thought of carrying anything heavy and prefer to bring the few necessities required throughout your day then voila! We've found a match made in heaven - the Soho is your new BFF. For all you bare minimum ladies out there, here's what you can fit inside this bag:
- Coin purse or card holder. Thank God alternatives for hefty wallets exist.
- Keys. Duh? You need to get into your house and car, do you not?
- Sunglasses and case. A basic civil right. If sunglasses can't fit into your handbag then you might have gone a bit too far in the mini accessories department.
- Lipstick, lipgloss and compact. Obviously. Touch ups are necessary, ladies. What if our bright red lipstick starts to fade and only the liner is visible and there's nothing we could do about it? A travesty.
The Soho features an open, beige fabric lined compartment that is spacious enough to easily hold everything mentioned above without looking too full. There really is nothing worse than a bag that looks like its busting at seams due to an excessive amount of items stuffed inside. Though the Soho is crafted from soft, grained leather and has a somewhat slouchy appearance to it, light items don't easily weight it down. Naturally, over time the bag will start to slouch - but that's the whole point, isn't it? It's effortless and not fussy. It's the kind of bag you grab without even thinking about it. It's your ultimate companion for running errands, a quick coffee grab, a lazy trip to the grocery store, or your hungover Saturday brunches with your girlfriends.
Priced at £805 and currently available in red, black and tan, the Gucci Soho is a well-worthy investment that also won't break the bank. This cross-body bag is the ideal accessory for young women with a love for luxury but also don't take fashion too seriously. Easy and offhand, but glamorous and chic at the same time, the Soho is an absolute must-have.
By: Isabel de Carteret