Lee McQueen is one of the most-lauded designers to emerge from the British fashion scene. After his tragic death in 2010, longtime friend and assistant, Sarah Burton, took over the creative reigns, putting a softer, more feminine spin on the label’s tough-luxe aesthetic. Constantly reinventing its signature styles, pieces like the “Heroine” tote and “De Manta” and “Knuckle” clutches can be found in every collection. Artisanal nuances like hand-stitched handles, unique rounded constructions and signature magnetic corners, make a McQueen piece nothing short of a work of art. Choose classic hues like oxblood or black for season-transcending durability, looking to seasonal printed versions to put a statement stamp on every outfit. What’s top of our wishlist? The instantly recognizable “Skull” clutch for evening, the crossbody “Padlock” for day and one of the simple leather totes that will take us through all 24 hours.