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.
It may not be time to pull out your heavy-duty cold-weather gear just yet, but these comfy fall accessories are perfect for covering up in the seasonal transition. Take your pick of wool fedoras, cable knit beanies, colorful knit headbands, luxe silk cotton scarves, and much more, ideal for layering now and later.
Score luxe leather totes, weekend-ready crossbodies, and sleek clutches by top designer names.