There used to be a time when this particular type of landscape tote was available at a few brands, like Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull or the Saint Louis from Goyard. These days, however, you’d be hard pressed to find a luxury house that doesn’t have something like this in their repertoire. From Givenchy’s Antigona Tote to the Phantom Cabas from Céline, they are supremely functional, usually lightweight and almost always roomy.
Which brings us to a newish offering from MCQ Alexander McQueen, the more affordable sister line to main line Alexander McQueen. And just because it’s cheaper doesn’t mean it’s any less desirable, especially with the MCQ Alexander McQueen Iris Tote.
Measuring 40.5 cm across by 33 cm, the canvas body is adorned with a lovely print of watercolour petals in shades of purple and lilac that’s just too pretty to resist. Trimmed with leather handles, it’s lined on the inside and comes with 2 pockets (one zip and one patch pocket) which is always useful.
Priced at USD460, you’ll find it online via Shopbop. But if you’re looking for something monochromatic, then head over to Net-A-Porter where they’ve got the same tote in black and white. Priced at GBP265, it’s also the one I’m kinda eyeing for myself.