Mikimoto's South Sea Island pearl necklace, pounds 125,000, from Mikimoto, 17a New Bond Street, London, W1, tel: 0171 629 5300.
Handbags came into their own a few years ago. From being just things to cart your stuff to school/work, they became status symbols - a quick way to update your wardrobe, or perhaps the only thing you could afford from a designer collection. This season Marks and Spencer has rocketed on to Planet Fantastic with its superb collection of bags. Once again, M&S has hit the nail on the head. This patent bag (style no 1031) is just one in a range of bags - there are bigger handbaggy styles and smaller "I'm having lunch" sort of handbags in mock croc. A bargain, a steal, a very good buy indeed.
M&S patent bag, pounds 18, from selected branches nationwide, tel: 0171 935 4422.Reuse content