Accessories Almanac

The latest in fashion accessories, style, culture and context. 
 

INSTAGRAM: THE JEWELRY DESIGNER'S SECRET WEAPON

How and why brands are selling their jewelry via Instagram

LITTLE LOVES: LES PETITS JOUEURS

A weekly column showcasing an accessory we’ve fallen for.

WHY ARTISANAL BRANDS ARE HAVING A MOMENT

Designers and consumers alike are flocking to artisanally made brands that offer a story—and a real person—behind the product.

CUSTOMIZATION: THE FUTURE OF THE HANDBAG

Consumers are proving they want more choice, and the ability to design their own products.

DO SEASONS MATTER ?

Why accessories designers are stepping away from a seasonal calendar.

HOW IMAGERY CAN MAKE OR BREAK A BRAND

From lookbooks to Instagram, strong visual branding is key.

THE CULT OF BRANCUSI

It seems every jewelry designer is obsessed with sculptors. Here we investigate why?

WHY RETAILERS ARE PLACING THEIR BETS ON SHOES

Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter and MATCHESFashion are all investing in footwear—and for good reason.

THE HANDBAG GAME: HOW NEW BRANDS ARE MAKING THEIR MARK

Innovative design, strategic product placement, and smart social media choices are changing the landscape.