NYC-based leather accessories company Be & D first made waves in 2004 with the Garbo: a black lambskin satchel, studded with gold hardware, that represents the Harley Davidson of handbags. Founded by designers Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain, the label has remained true to its statement-making roots with designs such as the roomy nixie tote (available in bright yellow or light blue lambskin, cotton, or canvas), the flashy Marvin shoulder bag, studded wallets, and embossed crocodile iPad cases. In 2007 Be & D debuted a footwear line featuring chunky platforms and quirky designs such as Tong Gia Nguyen’s Big City sneakers: canvas high-tops decked out with hand-gilded, 24-karat gold leaf high-heel graphics on each exterior side. Sensible shoes have never been so flashy.
Metallic distressed leather. Leopard print ponyhair. Supple zipped suede. From slick patent crossbodies to oversize shopper totes, this eclectic assortment is filled with 50 of-the-moment handbags to rock all season long. Plus, you’ll find loads of unique details: Think hot-pink trim, edgy studs, classy twist-lock closures, and chain link straps.
Classic black and white is always a safe (and stylish) bet when it comes to making a bold, graphic statement. Go for a high-contrast vibe this season and accessorize your look with get-noticed bowler satchels, cap-toe ballet flats, mod resin necklaces, and zebra-print shades.
If you're anything like us, you've got a ton of LBDs, but how’s your stash of SLGs? We can't help but collect chic small leather goods — and we’ve rounded up an array of options here so you can build your collection too. Luxe and embossed leathers have never been more in vogue, so don't miss these wallets, wristlets, and more, all in a range of neutrals and bright look-at-me hues.
The key pieces you need to look fabulous all summer, from flirty dresses to breezy blouses, and everything in between