Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
From the velvet ankle boots made for Brigitte Bardot in 1966 to the shoes Madonna wore for her starring role in the 1996 film Evita, accessories by Salvatore Ferragamo are things of beauty. The offerings in the 2012 pre-fall collection are no different, drawing from a rich autumn palette of burgundies, deep purples and loden greens and reflecting a soft, sophisticated style. Our favorite piece? This python handbag ($1,900) with a gold padlock-style fastener. It’s chic yet understated—with a touch of old-world boarding-school charm—and the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. Available in Salvatore Ferragamo stores nationwide; ferragamo.com.