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.
With summer transitioning into autumn, you’re no doubt in the market for what to wear on a cool night out. Luckily, our stylists have the evening uniform down to a science: Slip on a party-ready cocktail dress, pair it with a gorgeous wrap, step into a pair of glittering sandals, and finish off the look with an embellished clutch and classic crystal bauble. A perfect outfit, indeed.
The New Year already has your calendar packed, so it’s time to stock up on a bevy of bags to take you from one event to the next. Shop for chic totes in of-the-moment elephant gray, coral, rich wine, and more. Dashing to a soiree? Grab an embossed clutch decked out in studs. And there’s plenty of luxurious exotics to go around, in everything from crocodile to watersnake. A carryall for wherever the day takes you? We’ve got you covered.
Your new summer carryall is here in this in-demand crop of arm candy — organized by style to make finding your favorite a total breeze. Take your pick of luxe quilted crossbodies, chain-trimmed satchels, laser-cut tote bags, and vibrant snakeskin clutches.
Meet the components of classic, versatile style: the statement blouse, the blazer, the perfect pant, the riding boot, the clutch, and the bold necklace.