Not many new brands could elicit the same level of hype as Gu_de did when it launched in 2016, but the Korean label’s ladylike bags really are one of a kind. Its effortlessly chic pieces have 24-hour appeal, promising to elevate everyday denim, after-hours suiting and everything in-between. This season it’s been playing with mock croc, perfectly in tune with this season’s ’70s vibe, and the results do not disappoint. And it’s not the only one: Loeffler Randall has used the faux-exotic finish to elevate its diminutive tote bags, while street-style favorite Attico has employed it for their buckle-embellished mules. These covetable pieces are well worth taking a walk on the wild side for.