CHINA GIRL: Taking limited-edition to a new zenith, Celine plans to offer only eight “Boogie Bonheur” bags worldwide this fall.

The rare suede version of the popular style, unveiled in Paris earlier this month, is being created to mark the “Year of China in France.” It boasts 20 hours of hand-painting by Chinese artist Fanfan Li, who grinds pearls and lapis lazuli to render her delicate depictions of lotus flowers. Each of the eight bags is one of a kind and will sell for about $3,450 at select Celine boutiques. Dollar figure is converted from euros at current exchange.

DOCKERS FOR THE COLD: Levi Strauss & Co.’s Dockers division is putting its stamp on the cold-weather arena with a new line of hats, gloves and scarves.

Produced under license by Tandy Brand Accessories, the collection will begin shipping to stores next June with a fall 2004 collection. Although much of the line is still in development, offerings likely will include blended knits and wools in patterns and solids, according to J.S.B. Jenkins, president and chief executive officer at Tandy Brands, which also makes handbags and leather goods under the Dockers nameplate.

Retail prices will range from $10 to $25, with distribution targeted to divisions of May Department Stores and moderate department stores, said Jenkins, who declined to give sales projections for the line.

PAUL FRANK LIMIT: Just as its iconic Julius monkey face appears to be extending to the nether reaches of retail, Paul Frank Industries is introducing an eyewear collection with no more than 200 frames made for each of seven Mod-inspired styles.

The London Calling Limited Collection from Paul Frank Optometrics, a division of Baumvision LLC, merges current technology and materials with a “handmade” vintage feel, according to PFO president Shane Baum. Names such as Mary Quant, Forester and Accelerator suggest the Vespa-driven street style that came of age in the Sixties and reemerged in the late Seventies and Eighties when Baum and Paul Frank were in high school.

Instead of a signature logo, there is a Mod-inspired arrow or Frank-drawn Union Jack on the frames, which are colored in black with blue and red, or white with red, and sold in a custom case. Retailing at $138, the line will be sold at eyewear boutiques and Paul Frank stores worldwide.

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