There are a lot of things to admire about Gucci, but today, the thing that strikes me most is the brand's commitment to interesting hardware. Horse bits, stirrups, bamboo - the Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be a big, bold, rectangular buckle that's being referred to as the Gucci Lady Buckle and is often paired with striking jaguar print. (Which simply looks like leopard to me, but sure, we'll go with Gucci's story on which big cat it is.)
If that look's a bit too bold for you, you can also get the elements independently on a black leather version of the Gucci Lady Buckle Tote or a jaguar-print bamboo bag. As always, other brand staples are plentiful in the collection - lush python, logo hardware and Guccissima prints. Check out our favorites from the off-the-runway collection below or shop the full selection via Neiman Marcus!