SMART SHOPPING: Valentino’s Supervee bag

Our pick of the month that’s worth the investment, because you can wear it everywhere.

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Our pick of the month that’s worth the investment, because you can wear it everywhere.

The Supervee calfskin bag (from $2,400) comes in five colours, four sizes and four styles.

The best bags are functional, stylish and versatile – and the Valentino Garavani Supervee checks all the boxes. Made in Italy and in luxurious calfskin leather, the bag has a classic silhouette that lets the supersized logo take centrestage. The V logo is borrowed from the house’s 1968 archives, but feels ultra modern with its clean lines and gold hardware. With an adjustable shoulder strap, it can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross-body, and the magnetic flap closure means no fussing with zippers or twist locks. The perfect size for your essentials, it has two sections to keep everything neatly in place, and a handy slip pocket for cards. Practical and fashionable, no wonder Korean stars like Lee Sung Kyung and Jessica Jung are fans too.

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Metal and strass cuff, Chanel

Metal sunglasses, $297, Ray-Ban

Cotton blouse, about $529, Lug Von Siga at Net-a-porter

Tresor stainless steel watch with diamonds on leather strap, $7,800, Omega

Cotton jeans, $350, Sandro

Leather sandals, $1,090, Salvatore Ferragamo

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Fiji 18K gold vermeil hoop earrings, $315, Monica Vinader

Acetate spectacles, $478, Oliver Peoples

Cotton blouse, $415, Maje 

Stainless steel and diamond Defy Midnight watch, $15,600, Zenith

Tweed midi skirt, about $150, 8 by Yoox

Leather slingbacks, $1,200, Givenchy

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Gold plated cubic zirconia earrings, $329, Thomas Sabo

Gilded Treasures gold tone plated ring, $379, Swarovski

Cashmere flannel jacket, $5,400, Celine

Polyester dress, $480, Sandro

DolceVita rose gold watch, $9,070, Longines

Faux leather sandals, $56.90, Charles & Keith