In the top spot is the Burberry Pocket Tote. Taking inspiration from an archival Burberry bag known as the Michelle Shopper, a soft luggage-style sold between 1981 to 1990, Riccardo Tisci reinterpreted this vintage silhouette by adding a wide pocket on the front (hence the name), topstitching, and leather tapping to evoke a contemporary feeling. The result? A tote made for urbanites.
What we love most about the Pocket is its polished surface and structure—signature qualities of the British brand. The spacious front interior pocket ensures easy access to your necessities, like your AirPods and summer book, for when you need to pass the time on the tube (that’s the subway for our American brothers and sisters), and the sleek leather top handles means you can make a quick but fashionable exit when happy hour hits.
With its boxy silhouette, we can’t help but notice the parallels between a gentleman’s briefcase carried by white-collared workers lunching on Bond Street, or heading to the offices in Canary Wharf. But what makes the Pocket a supreme accessory is its versatility. The adjustable strap, and fold-over handle styles, allow you to transform this business bag into a relaxed bag made for craft beer taverns in Shoreditch. And Burberry even offers the Pocket in an environmentally-conscious e-canvas material, which uses less water and Co2 than traditional bag coatings.
We dare you to find something not to like about this bag. In fact, we’ll wait, but only until our tea goes cold.