By  on April 7, 2008

MICHELE GOES FOR EYEWEAR: Michele has found a place in the sun. The eight-year-old fashion watch firm has launched a high-end eyewear collection. Hitting stores this month, the sunglasses are produced in partnership with Fossil and retail from $250 to $1,250. They feature the same striking details as the watches, including hand-set diamonds and mother-of-pearl embellishments. Michele eyewear will be available at, Nordstrom and luxury specialty stores. "Since sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory, we believe that it is a natural brand extension for Michele," said Michele Barouh, creative director.

WHITE + WARREN'S WEEKENDER: White + Warren was onto something when it created the ultimate cashmere travel wrap — perfect for long flights where airplane blankets just won't do. After launching other luxurious travel accessories, such as cashmere slippers and eye masks, the jet-set look is being completed by the brand's new travel bags. Wholesaling from $65 for a clutch to $300 for a weekend traveler, the hemp and leather bags have every pocket in place and zipper within reach to ensure a quick whisk through security. "The need for travel accessories has become apparent as the luxury consumer is constantly on the move, whether going to exotic locations, business trips or vacation homes," said Barbara Warren, co-founder and creative director of White + Warren.

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