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Accessory: Glorious Merch

Stores give a first look at fall’s most compelling offerings.

Nina Ricci’s lambskin glove. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s goat suede and calfskin handbag. Louis Vuitton’s resin necklace.

Nina Ricci’s lambskin glove. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s goat suede and calfskin handbag. Louis Vuitton’s resin necklace.

FREDERIC BOYADJIAN

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Special Issue
WWD Accessory issue 03/26/2012

Glorious merch. It’s what drives the business. The story “Drama Intent” offers a first look at fall’s most compelling offerings, while “Before the Fall” examines—what else?—the growing importance of the pre-seasons in the accessories arena. Two stories focus on materials: “Hot Rocks” looks at Harry Winston’s exquisite new high jewelry collection featuring that most compelling of natural gifts, diamonds, while “In the Clear” explores the man-made wonder of acrylic. And remember logos? As “How Goes the Logo?” reports, they’re still around—and selling.

This story first appeared in the March 26, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.