ON TO ACCESSORIES: Phillip Lim, designer of apparel company 3.1 Phillip Lim and former designer of Development, couldn't find the right accessories to adorn his ensembles while shooting his look books, so he decided to make them.

"Our goal is to evolve the brand," Lim said. "I want all people to understand it, from a librarian to a high-profile fashion editor."

The small collection of bags, shoes, scarves and belts are universally simple, with geometric lines and a casual aesthetic. The Hannah tote, for example, features cranberry or ivory soft-pebbled leather, patch pockets and a shoulder strap with a trio of metal rings that represent the 3.1 in the brand's name. Other offerings are striped scarves, woven belts and three styles of shoes.

The accessories range in wholesale price from $55 to $320.

BRUSHING UP ON CLASSICS: Manhattan's upper East Side jewelry boutique, Jaded, is ready to broaden its reach.

Co-owners Giuseppe D'Arcangelo and Joseph Curto, after 21 years in business designing, manufacturing and selling their fashion pieces, as well as acting as the main retailer for the work of Italian jeweler Diego Percossi Papi, have set up a wholesale division, Jaded Studio.

"This brand has been around for all these years and we're ready to expose more of the public to it," said D'Arcangelo. "We've also been working with Diego for some 30 years and we think this is the moment for him."

D'Arcangelo said they are targeting the styles, all of which draw their influences from ancient Roman or Italian Renaissance jewelry, to high-end retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York.

The looks retail from $75 for Jaded's gold intaglio bull pin to $3,620 for a Diego Percossi Papi for Jaded's serpent bracelet with faceted citrines, emeralds, onyx, seed pearls and enamel.

WITH BAG TO MATCH: Nina Footwear Corp. has signed a license to produce handbags with La Rue International, a New York-based accessories company.

The line of mostly evening and dressier day bags coordinates with Nina's signature crystal-laden footwear styles. The bags, which bow at retail in February and wholesale from $20 to $50, will include as many as 50 styles. They will be sold in shoe departments alongside Nina shoes in Macy's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's and specialty stores throughout the U.S.Joey Tawil, director of La Rue, said the company would eventually produce a line of bags for Delman, a higher-priced footwear brand and another division of Nina Footwear.

LUXE LOOK: Exclusivity continues to be on Giorgio Armani's mind these days.

The designer's newest gig is a pair of crocodile-printed leather sunglasses that are crafted by hand. The shades, which come in one size and only in cinnamon yellow, are a limited-edition project of 600 pieces.

From October on, they will be an exclusive to Giorgio Armani stores worldwide with a $700 price tag at retail.

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