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October 20, 2014
By Horacio Silva | Accessories
Made in Miami: John Brevard
Jens Mortensen

The Florida blue blood (his grandfather was former governor LeRoy Collins) now designs fine jewelry and splits his time between Coral Gables and New York. Necklace, $26,875; johnbrevard.com.

October 20, 2014
By Horacio Silva | Accessories
Made in Miami: Arme de L'Amour
Jens Mortensen

Former model and Parsons grad Ivana Berendika has taken her talents to design with a collection of modern, architectural pieces that she creates at her Miami Beach studio. Bracelt, $300; armedelamour.com.

August 22, 2014
By Kareem Rashed | Fashion, Accessories, Style

New Collectible: M2Malletier
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

Architectural lines and sumptuous skins give Barcelona-based M2Malletier’s handbag gloriously understated elegance. A detachable shoulder strap makes it as wearable as it is streamlined. Bag, $1,520; owennyc.com.

August 22, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Accessories, Style

New Collectible: Patek Philippe
Photo courtesy of James Wojcik

How does one improve on perfection? The Swiss watchmaker didn’t change a thing on its iconic Calatrava officer’s timepiece (a style they have done since the 1920s). The only difference is a white-gold case and sleek black alligator strap. Watch, $37,000; 212-218-1240.

July 02, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Accessories, Style

American Designers Kara Ross New York
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

The jewelry designer launched her handbag line in 2008, modeling the pieces after her signature jewels, but this year Ross revamped the collection to include gemstone-esque resin clutches and dramatic marble shoulder bags. From $995; kararossny.com.

July 02, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Accessories, Style

American Designers: Rauwolf
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

A veteran of the exotic-skins-centered brand Devi Kroell, Kristine Johannes moved away from animal materials when she introduced her own architectural collection, replacing leather with futuristic-looking mirrors and Plexiglas. From $1,190; rauwolfnyc.com.

July 02, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Accessories, Style

Handbag to Hold: Fairchild Baldwin
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

As the daughter of legendary WWD publisher John Fairchild, Jill Fairchild was destined to work in fashion. Her and partner Karen Baldwin’s new collection has both practical cotton totes for day and modish top-handle bags for night. From $995; fairchildbaldwin.com.

June 30, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Accessories, Style

American Designers: Jill Haber
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

An unlikely designer, Haber has spent more time in a boardroom than a studio, with past gigs ranging from advertising to children’s-book publishing. Now her bright, exotic-skinned clutches are the bags du jour among New York’s Upper East Side circles. From $695; jillhaber.com.

June 30, 2014
By Ingrid Skjong | Fashion, Accessories

Bottega Veneta Olimpia Handbag
Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

For Bottega Veneta, designing an accessory that both breaks new ground and holds to tradition is an attractive premise. Its new Olimpia bag, which debuted in late June, does just that, representing a never-before-done style for the iconic label.

Creative director Tomas Maier christened the bag after the venerable Teatro Olimpico, a structure by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio located in Vicenza, Italy, where Bottega’s atelier is located. The new arrival features the brand’s signature intrecciato hand weaving in an array of rich colors, including aubergine, brown and a textured dark gray. (We’re partial to the Signal Blue [$2,580] pictured here.) Snakeskin versions ($5,250) come in chartreuse and light gray.

Similar to Vicenza, the bag is sure to develop into nothing less than an international classic. Available at Bottega Veneta boutiques worldwide; 800-845-6790; bottegaveneta.com.

June 23, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Fashion, Accessories, Style

American Designers: Dannijo
Photo courtesy of Jens Mortensen

Sister designers Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder Morel have gained a following with their colorful statement bibs and earrings, and now they’re taking the high-impact approach to leather pouches and totes stamped with their signature chain detailing. From $495; dannijo.com.

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