At the PurseBlog offices, we're all Gucci fans of varying degrees. Megs totally loves the brand's bags, and Katherine and Bea are right behind her. While I think the brand makes gorgeous bags, they often don't line up perfectly with my personal style; it's a brand that I think looks great on other people. With the Gucci Jackie Soft Tote, which is brand new for Fall 2014, I might have found my Gucci match.
This bag first appeared on the brand's fall runway, and I've been anticipating its arrival since then. Based on the iconic brand's iconic Jackie hobo, the bag features the recognizable hardware against the background of a tightly edited east-west tote.
It features no other hardware or branding, which is why I like this bag so much: the materials, ranging from softly textured leather to stunning sage green crocodile, are allowed to be the Jackie Soft Tote's main aesthetic draw. That decision gives the bag the sort of understated sophistication that's gained a foothold in the trend-weary high-end fashion world of late, and the results are beautiful.
If you need a new work bag, all of the leather colors are beautiful and office-appropriate, and this bag is big enough for a laptop. If you're looking for a splurge, though, any of the calf hair or exotic versions would be an excellent, fresh choice. Personally, I'm partial to the leopard. Check out all the options below, which are available for fall delivery.