Right now my bike has metal panniers and they stay on all the time. This is fine, except I have to load and unload all my stuff in and out of the baskets which don't always fit my stuff very well. Eventually I'll get a rear rack with detachable pannier bags, so here are some of my dream panniers.
I found this Postino pannier and shoulder bag on Public Bike's website.
This one is also on Public's website too: Brooks Brick Lane Roll-up Pannier
This ingenuous design allows the bag to be tucked away when not in use and features a roomy compartment for carrying cargo. The bags are leather and cotton and designed by the English saddle company Brooks. The bags even have magnetic self closing flaps! Such a rustic and rugged look, perfect for vintage bikes and Tweed Rides.
I found these beauties on Etsy: Swiss Army Bicycle Panniers
long fingerless gloves are also on Public's website are an alpaca wool blend and come in three colors.