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

New Collectible: M2Malletier
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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 | Fashion, Style

New Collectible: Dior
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Raf Simons’s “new look” is ladylike with a distinctly modern edge—take these pumps, in organza with intricate embroidery, that recall Roger Vivier’s extravagant mid-century designs for the house. Supremely chic, then as now. Shoes, $2,100; 800-929-3467.

August 22, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Accessories, Style

New Collectible: Patek Philippe
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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.

August 22, 2014
By Shannon Adducci | Fashion, Style

New Collectible: Bruno Cucinelli
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Consider navy the new evening standard. The Italian clothier’s handsome version is 100 percent cashmere, with two buttons and available in a silk peak lapel or shawl collar (shown here). Tuxedo, from $8,065; 212-627-9202.

July 02, 2014
By Caroline Tell | Accessories, Style

American Designers Kara Ross New York
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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
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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
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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
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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 Shannon Adducci | Fashion, Style

Haspel's Summer Style
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Seersucker may have its true origins in colonial British India, but the puckered summertime fabric got its true start in America with Haspel, a New Orleans outfitter that used it for lightweight work wear and, eventually, the modern seersucker suit. Fast-forward 104 years and a few licensing agreements gone awry, and the company is back in the hands of the Haspel family, who enlisted New York designers Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos to create a new look for the brand.

Their interpretation includes the essential summer suit (from $970) done in a densely woven seersucker that the duo sourced from Italy, along with sportswear basics like colorful chinos (from $195), checked shirts (from $195) and clean polos (from $135)—items new to the traditionally formal brand but inspired by founder Joseph Haspel Sr. himself. “Mr. Haspel enjoyed leisure. He wore seersucker suits, no socks, and lived life to the fullest,” says Halmos. “He was our best inspiration.” haspel.com.

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

American Designers: Dannijo
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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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