ACQUIRING A new passport has become the test of endurance of summer '99; having fought tooth and nail for your cherished prize, you might as well show it off. Smythson has produced a calf-leather cover with suede lining and rolled corners edged in silver that will protect your precious document and give it the status it deserves. Available in a range of colours including lilac and tan so you can coordinate your passport with your wardrobe.

Passport cover, pounds 50, Smythson (tel: 0990 211 311).