And the mystery is solved. What I referred to as the I-forgot-its-name tote last Saturday on Instagram, which I spotted at Gucci Paragon, is actually the new Gucci Turnaround Tote that’s part of the Holiday 2014 Gucci collection. Recently launched in Singapore, it is exactly what the name implies, a tote that can be ‘turned around’, or in professional speak, reversed.
Made almost entirely of leather (there’s the GG monogram on one side and a polished, slightly grained surface on the other in either Red or White), it is also extremely structured which keeps it always looking smart, super lightweight which is always a bonus and depending on which size you pick, you can either carry it handheld or over the shoulder.
The only downside? There isn’t a zip on the top, which could be an issue for those iffy about keeping their personals secure when they are out and about. The easy solution? Get a bag organiser to keep everything safe or do what I do and use a smaller drawstring dust bag as my bag-within-the-bag.
Priced at SGD1260, SGD1630 and SGD1870 respectively for the sizes in PM, MM and GM, I was so convinced by how easy it was to use, how fuss-free keeping it clean would be and of course, that gorgeous bright red, that an aunt with her birthday just around the corner will be getting one as a gift soon.