NEW YORK — Fashion week might be chockablock with shows featuring clothes, but there are plenty of accessories to go around, too. Here, a rundown of some of the week's highlights from the world of bags, baubles and belts.

Saturday, Sept. 10: At Sony's "Pret a PSP" show, held at Skylight Studios, 13 designers unveiled their custom PSP cases. Two highlights: Anna Sui's tan leather number with butterfly appliqués and Christian Louboutin's red version, tied with a big satin bow.

Further uptown at the Style Lounge in Times Square, Patricia Field launched her flamboyant new handbag line, which is being produced by La Rue International. Bags included Western clutches with suede fringe, studded satchels and beach-ready plastic totes — all in electrifying neon colors and stamped with Field's signature logo.

Sunday, Sept. 11: Lambertson Truex hosted its biannual fete at its 17th Street showroom. The firm's newest collection featured plenty of signature LT luxe-chic styles, such as boxy croc totes, Sixties-flavored patent-leather frame bags and canvas and patent leather wedges.

Tuesday, Sept. 13: With a bigger-is-better attitude, Chris Aire presented his second fine jewelry runway presentation at the New York Public Library. It opened with hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari, followed by Mos Def rapping into a diamond-studded microphone. After that, scantily clad models took to the stage, showing off the firm's oversized, twisted strands of black, gray and white pearls, as well as shoulder-skimming earrings and strands and strands of diamonds with Thirties and Forties influences.

Wednesday, Sept. 14: During a breakfast at her 25th Street showroom, Kate Spade displayed a panoply of her products for spring that included dishes, cigarette holders and a bridal stationery, along with hostess skirts and dresses. Shoes included woven huaraches and flat, suede T-straps, while bags comprised classic basket styles and kitschy Sixties-print totes, as well as exotic-skin numbers in bright metallics from her Luxe line.

Thursday, Sept. 15: At MZ Wallace's SoHo store on Crosby Street, designers Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice celebrated the company's fifth anniversary by unveiling their collaboration with artist Marcel Dzama. The collection includes wool T-shirts featuring Dzama's quirky creatures, as well as 18-karat gold, diamond and ruby jewelry with the artist's motifs.That same evening, Antiquorum and the Consulate General of Monaco showed a group of custom-designed watches by 34 manufacturers, such as Franck Muller and Audemars Piguet, all endorsed by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The watches will be auctioned later in Monaco to benefit an international research project to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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