Six of the best Mock crocs

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1Osprey bag, pounds 225. Shiny leather patent Kelly bag in mock croc. Optional shoulder strap and gilt fastening. A good, robust, elegant bag. A winner for being durable and stylish, also available in plain leather in the new acid brights. Available from Osprey, 11 Saint Christophers Place, W1 and Liberty, Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries (0171-935 2824)

2Ravel shoes and bag, pounds 49.99. Kitten-heel sling back shoe in patent mock croc. This is a very influential shape for spring and summer, thanks to Prada on this season's catwalk. Co-ordinate with a matching clutch bag at pounds 24.99. Available at branches nationwide. Enquiries (0171-631 0224)

3Pied a Terre Basics, pounds 69. Simple slip-ons that look great teamed with trousers cropped at the ankle or a simple dress. The toe is gently squared, a look that will replace the ballet pump, which was so popular around Christmas. Simple and classic. Also available in brown. Available from branches nationwide. Enquiries (0171-491 3857)

4Russell & Bromley shoes, pounds 99.50. Leather mock croc "Gucci"-style loafer. A very popular, sensible look, currently available from a range of high street stores. Can look smart with a trouser suit or casual with jeans.The Russell & Bromley shoe is a stylish shape that supports the foot well. Available from branches nationwide (0171- 629 6903)

5Sally Gissing belt pounds 65. Black patent leather mock croc belt. A very simple look, with a neat silver clasp will add style to any ouffit. A good width for belt loops and very high quality. This item will still look good year after year. Available from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London, SW1

6 Luc Bersen shoes, pounds 110. These shoes are great for the transition between winter and spring with the majority of the foot covered, but with strappy backs. Again, these shoes have a slightly square toe, which will be more popular by the time summer arrives. A sensible height block provides inches without straining the foot. Available from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1

Stylist: Charlie Harrington

Photographer: Andrew Lamb