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About Whiting & Davis

In the early 20th century, the Whiting & Davis jewelry company cemented its reputation as the world’s leading producer of sterling silver and gold mesh purses — first making them by hand, then, after 1912, by machine. But don’t be mistaken: The company got its start long before it began selling the intricate bags that brought it acclaim. Whiting & Davis’ history actually begins in 1876, when Edward P. Davis, Louis Heckman, and William H. Wade established Wade, Davis & Company in Plainville, Massachusetts and began manufacturing pins, cuff links, and other jewelry pieces. When mesh-making became automated, Whiting & Davis focused on its mesh handbags — achieving a level of success that lasted well into the 20th century. Today the company still produces metal mesh as well as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings that feature precious and semiprecious stones. In 2010 businessman Darrin Cutler bought Whiting & Davis from Bacou of France, ushering in a new era of innovation and prosperity for the iconic company.

Past Sales Featuring Whiting & Davis

Sale Ended December 25, 2011

All That Glitters: Festive Handbags & Shoes

There's nothing like a touch of glitz to add a whole lot of glamour to an evening getup. Here, find shoes and purses rife with glitter, sequins, metallics, and crystals. Among our favorites: the exotic skin clutches, the comfortable and bejeweled ballets flats, and the sexy gold and silver metallic pumps.

Sale Ended February 08, 2012

Metallic Accessories & Shoes

Is your winter wardrobe looking dreary? Add some luster with this sale's selection of metallic picks. Whether you're seeking a bold accent piece (a shimmery clutch or gold pumps), or a subtle flash (a pair of silver ballet flats), we've got everything you need to find a look that shines. Retail therapy, here you come.

Sale Ended March 12, 2012

One-of-a-Kind Handbags

Spot an impressive accessory that has your name on it? Snag it before it's too late — each item in this luxurious assortment is the last of its kind. Find some of our favorite picks, from frayed scarves by Rag & Bone and oversized sunnies by Oliver Peoples, to posh clutches by Emilio Pucci and extravagant python shopper totes by Carlos Fachi Exotics.

Sale Ended February 10, 2011

Rebel Rebel: Vintage Rocker Chic

For those who can’t resist making a defiant fashion statement, (yes, Taylor Momsen, we’ve noticed) this sale is a must. Look for plenty of black leather, edgy hardware, and subversive plays on menswear.