By and  on July 26, 2011

Who: Coralie de Seynes Paris

Where: The Box

What: Jewelry

Tidbit: Coralie De Seynes figures among a group of favorite Prêt à Porter exhibitors selected by Paris retailer Maria Luisa Poumaillou this season.

Spring highlights: Leaf and feather motif aged brass headpieces inspired by Empress Josephine; brass necklaces with enamel pendants and rings made from woven leather.

Retail range: 40 to 120 euros ($57 to $170 at current exchange.)

Who: L’Aiglon

Where: Maro&Go, a new leather goods section on Prêt à Porter’s accessories floor.

What: High-end leather goods, ties, men’s jewelry.

Background: Founded in 1889 by belt maker François Bayon, L’Aiglon in 1990 was acquired by current president Dominique Vigin through his company Vigin Accessoires de Mode. Vigin went on to buy other accessories firms, including tie maker Prady, and Collaert. In the late Nineties, he formed an accessories group, Collaert L’Aiglon, specializing in belts, ties and leather goods. The company today produces and distributes licensed accessories for a number of brands including Lacoste, Lanvin and Azzaro.

Tidbit: Customizable belts handmade in France based on an archived L’Aiglon design remain among the brand’s top-selling items. A reedition of men’s braces designed by the French artist Bernard Buffet for L’Aiglon in the Fifties will form part of the spring collection.

Spring highlights: L’Aiglon has updated its leather goods, targeting a younger customer. Launches will include three lines of business bags for women and a line of ultrafine wallets for men.

Retail range: From 60 euros ($85)for small leather goods to 350 euros ($500), for a travel bag or crocodile skin belt.

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