If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Nothing does it for me more than walking into a boutique and trying on everything in store. The experience is heightened if the venue is Gucci, you’ve called in advance, and they’ve got a rack of menswear sitting on the shop floor waiting for you. Did I mention the complimentary bottles of sparkling water? The bedroom-sized fitting rooms? The Gucci monogrammed chocolates? So many good times! What follows is three hours in Gucci’s Resort 2012/13 collection around the Auckland CBD. (NB: The maroon leather jacket, indigo cashmere cardigan and those multicoloured patterned pants.) Special thanks to my dutiful cousin Nikau Gabrielle Hindin for the photos!