At Alessandro Michele’s Gucci, the details are abundant and dazzling, spinning out in seemingly endless directions with hardware, embroidery, beading, exotic inlays, and beyond. One of the best things about Gucci right now, though, is that the house doesn’t just save those flourishes for its most breathtaking evening wear or highest heels; instead, through Gucci accessories, those special details can be a part of your everyday life.Taking an everyday-useful object and making it feel like a fantasy piece is a design feat that requires delicate balance and a clever eye, which are two things Michele has brought to Gucci in spades during his tenure at the brand. These skills are especially apparent in the brand’s handbags and timepieces, two product categories that go everywhere with their owners and must carefully close the fashion-function divide. Not only do these beautifully detailed pieces make a stunning wardrobe statement on their own, but they also look great in coordinating or complimentary pairs. Recently, Gucci sent us some of our favorite pieces to take for a test drive and share with you.
First on our must list is the Gucci Marmont Small Top Handle Bag, and the two combine to strike a sporty, casual tone without sacrificing any luxury. The Marmont line is a new classic for Gucci, and its bags have been snapped up by shoppers and celebrities worldwide since it debuted several seasons ago. It’s easy to see why: the leather versions of the bags are just simple enough to be everyday carries, but the inventive zigzag quilting and bold logo closure provide the kind of assertive detailing the brand has become known for. Meanwhile, the Gucci Le Marché Des Merveilles 38mm Watch employs the longtime Gucci signatures of the green-and-red Web and bee embroidery in unexpected ways to create a modern look with strong heritage ties.