If you’re anything like me you’re always looking for exactly the right bag. I need one for work, one for weekends, one for evening, one for travelling … and of those four basic reasons I then need ones that are either hands-free, or have a shoulder strap, or can fit in my laptop, or … you see what I mean; it’s so much harder to find the perfect bag than one would imagine, right?

So, the perfect tote bag. We all love the convenience of a tote; it’s easy to access, can fit as much “stuff” as you need on any given day for any given event and depending on the material and colour, it can also go from work, to the weekend, to drinks (at a pinch).

Raoul Marion leather tote bag DECOR 1Raoul Marion nappa leather tote bag in black and opium

The new Pre-Fall 2014 bags from Singapore label Raoul are the work of emerging hot designer Raphael Young and includes the Marion tote bag that comes in four colours – taupe, opium (a deep red), black and steel (a pale grey) – of super soft and squishy nappa fusion leather with pale gold hardware; and it’s made in Italy too.

Raoul Marion leather tote bag DECOR 2Raoul Marion nappa leather tote bag in steel and taupe

The combination of luxuriously soft, but still strong, leather and the nice solid bit of metal hardware has come together to create just about the perfect tote bag … At least, it’s the most perfect one right now.

The Raoul Marion leather tote bag, $460, is available from Raoul boutiques located at Paragon Shopping Centre #02-49 and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B2-17, or online at www.raoul.com. You can follow Raoul on Facebook at www.facebook.com/raoulfashion; on Twitter at @raoulfashion; on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RAOULonline; on Instagram at @raoulfashion and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/raoulfashion.