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A clutch from Bulgari’s Serpenti collection.

Introduced a year ago, Bulgari’s Serpenti collection remains the focal point of the label’s handbag and leather goods for fall. New additions to the line, inspired by the serpent motif Bulgari popularized in the Sixties and Seventies, included streamlined satin clutches with black-and-white metal wrist bracelets, not unlike a handcuff, done to emulate reptilian scales. Metallics were also big in the Serpenti range, as well as other evening pochettes, including a standout style from the Monete coin medallion collection in lasered lambskin with a rich antique finish. In other news, Bulgari added mini versions and shiny alligator styles of its Isabella Rossellini bag. 

This story first appeared in the February 28, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.