From the top -
1. Zadig & Voltaire, 2. Zadig & Voltaire, 3. Kurt Geiger, 4. Alexander McQueen, 5. Saint Laurent
I'm a huge fan of black, but even more so particularly during the summer. There's nothing cooler than shunning all the floral mambo-jambo out there in favour of something a bit more hardcore, and a chunky black tote is exactly what you need as the weather heats up.
Step forward my pick of the best, a foray of thick dark leather: simple, oversized and luxurious.
And no, they're not cheap. But whoever said the best things in life come free has obviously never shopped at Liberty.