Fendi calf-leather Lui bag, £2,290
The new Lui (“him”) bag from Fendi is an extremely urbane briefcase that echoes the Lei (“her”) women’s bag from the brand’s Selleria heritage line. Cut from ultra-soft calf leather, with a distinctive stippled texture, the black Lui model (£2,290) bears the spaced hand-topstitched edge that’s a hallmark of early Fendi bags. Unusually, this is executed in metallic thread — Fendi’s way of marrying the past and present. A front zip closure creates two foldable tails at the sides, and plunging a hand into either reveals a sumptuous suede lining. The Lui comes in teal and tan too (£2,210), but these lack the bold topstitching of the black version.