A decade ago, a Prada backpack—a discreet pouch of black nylon—was a signifier of fashionable, functional minimalism. Today, with elaborate handbags approaching the size of parade floats, Prada has revised its approach to the form. This spring’s version is colorful and looks like it could handle a trip up K2 (although it’s more likely going in the overhead luggage compartment) and is big enough to handle all the usual daily stash plus a couple of laptops. For the price, you could hire a Sherpa or two, but “It” bags never come cheap ($3,960 at Prada Soho, 575 Broadway, nr. Prince St.; 212-334-8888).
It’s time to move on from the black mesh gym bag (silver calfskin Rally bag, $1,590 at Tod’s, 650 Madison Ave., nr. 60th St.; 212-644-5945).
Kicks Worth Collecting
Avoid the ubiquitous with these patent high tops from designer Alejandro Ingelmo’s first men’s line ($410 at Jeffrey in May, 449 W. 14th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-206-3928).
Find Your Signature Shades
Balenciaga’s Gold Mask glasses strike just the right don’t-mess-with-me pose ($575 at Balenciaga, 542 W. 22nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-206-0872).
Clean Up Nice
A light citrus cologne that really does compliment men and women alike. (Les Exclusifs Chanel Eau de Cologne, $175 for 200 ml. at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St.; 212-753-7300).
For the Grandstand
Protect your nose seventies style (Y-3 sun visor, $60 at Yohji Yamamoto, 103 Grand St., at Mercer St.; 212-966-9066).
Never Forget Sunblock Again
Freeze 24-7’s novel facial cleanser applies protective sunscreen when you wash your face (Ice Shield Facial Cleanser with SPF 15, $48 at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St.; 212-247-1100).
Arc’teryx’s new men’s windbreaker has added stretch for mobility (available March 5; Arc’teryx Squamish Windshell, $139 at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway, nr. 18th St.; 212-255-8036).
Retire the Black Tights
Gray knit leggings are a better layering option this spring ($582 at Marni, 161 Mercer St., nr. Prince St.; 212-343-3912).
Take this classic tool (now available in matte black) on any adventure. (Wave Leatherman, $93 at B&H, 420 Ninth Ave., nr. 34th St.; 212-444-6600).