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WWD Accessory issue 08/09/2010

DIY handbag lovers can customize their own totes with more than 50 pairings of colors and materials, including pony and suede, from Fratelli Rossetti ($1,900, Fratelli Rossetti, New York, 212.888.5107).

This story first appeared in the August 9, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Giorgio Armani and Reebok are going retro with a collection of six sneakers under the Emporio Armani and EA7 labels ($150 to $450; and

Isabel Toledo hits the mainstream with a line of functional and fashionable footwear for Payless ($35 to $60, Payless stores,

Pour La Victoire, known for its sleek and feminine shoes, has introduced a collection of rock ‘n’ roll– and bondage-inspired handbags ($300 to $500,

Rag & Bone has unveiled its first shoe-only store, opened this summer in Manhattan’s NoLIta neighborhood (73 East Houston Street, New York,

Lana Marks’ clients now can customize her classic Positano tote using any three of hundreds of brightly colored ostrich and alligator skins, from royal blue to pistachio to fuchsia. ($6,000 to $25,000, Lana Marks, 212.355.6135)

Furniture maker Kartell ventures into rainwear this fall with a soft plastic wedge boot in five bold colors ($190, Kartell, 212.966.6665).

Nanette Lepore’s new handbags feature washed leathers, fringe and animal prints on hobos, shoulder bags and clutches ($195 to $695, Bloomingdale’s, 800.777.0000).

R&B star Joss Stone brings her onstage style to Nine West with vintage-look footwear ($149 to $209, Nine West stores, 800.999.1877).

Fendi’s first luxury watch adapts to any outfit with an adjustable crown that switches the colors of the gemstones encircling the face ($2,400 to $15,000, Fendi, 212.759.4646).

Designed to perfectly fit a folded-up Max Mara coat, the label’s new Margeaux bag is a sleek, shoulder carryall ($1,065, Max Mara, New York, 212.879.6100).

Sneaker house Creative Recreation is launching women’s footwear that includes knee-high boots and towering platform pumps ($175 to $450, American Rag, Los Angeles, 323.935.3154).

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