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).
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Giorgio Armani and Reebok are going retro with a collection of six sneakers under the Emporio Armani and EA7 labels ($150 to $450; emporioarmani.com and reebok.com).
Isabel Toledo hits the mainstream with a line of functional and fashionable footwear for Payless ($35 to $60, Payless stores, payless.com).
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, Shopbop.com).
Rag & Bone has unveiled its first shoe-only store, opened this summer in Manhattan’s NoLIta neighborhood (73 East Houston Street, New York, rag-bone.com).
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).