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Rise and Shine

NEW YORK — Sleek, sexy and full of shine, patent leather is the material of choice for accessories designers this fall. Shoes, bags and belts look racy in eye-popping shades with a reflective sheen. Here, a leather and patent shoe from Kenneth...

Here, a leather and patent shoe from Kenneth Cole New York and Melanie Dizon Pochette's patent bag with an 18-karat gold-plated bangle.

Here, a leather and patent shoe from Kenneth Cole New York and Melanie Dizon Pochette's patent bag with an 18-karat gold-plated bangle.

David Turner

NEW YORK — Sleek, sexy and full of shine, patent leather is the material of choice for accessories designers this fall. Shoes, bags and belts look racy in eye-popping shades with a reflective sheen. Here, a leather and patent shoe from Kenneth Cole New York and Melanie Dizon Pochette’s patent bag with an 18-karat gold-plated bangle. For more, see pages 4 and 5.