The Thing: a crunch-free way to look good at the gym (i.e. a new, splashy, luxe bag)

The Thing: a crunch-free way to look good at the gym (i.e. a new, splashy, luxe bag)

The Thing: Workout Partner
New Year’s resolutionists are, right now, laying down several months’ salary on a gym membership they already know they won’t use. Despite the year’s caloric transgressions, a hefty investment often isn’t enough to get one’s oversized ass out of bed and on the treadmill. But splashing out on a new, luxe bag might be better motivation—because unlike the post-holidays figure carrying it, a nice duffle begs to be shown off. This one, a limited edition in cobalt-blue leather, is big enough to hold workout necessities without crowding the locker. And if the whole gym thing doesn’t work out after all, it’ll also make a great overnight bag. $480. M0851, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-920-4001.

(Image: Liam Mogan)