Ever since Alessandro Michele stepped up to the creative helm at Gucci, it’s been the luxury brand on everyone’s mind. Irreverent, maximalist, beautiful… Every collection dazzles and delights in equal measure, serving up rainbow-striped jackets, gem-encrusted sunglasses and must-have handbags more desirable than the last. It’s an effect that continues to influence the high street, from the backless loafers everyone is sporting (a riff on the brand’s cult Princetown slippers) to the pearl embellishments we’re seeing everywhere.
Saving up for a Gucci bag (there are weird and wonderful options as well as truly practical ones) or pair of loafers is a smart investment, as these items will see you through many seasons to come. Thanks to the volume of carefully designed goods on offer, there isn’t just one cult buy. There’s such a plentiful choice in terms of price points, vibes, finishes and fabrics that no one item is in danger of becoming ubiquitous. We’ve picked out the best pieces (and more affordable options) to invest in below with a little styling inspiration thrown in.