Handbags: The trend to use ostrich leather, spearheaded by Prada last spring and much copied since, is on the decline. Calf skin is more commonly used for spring. Raffia and woven straw continue, with larger overnight and travel styles. Americana is another theme, with Fifties kitsch imagery, retro fabrics or gingham linings and trimmings.
Scarves: Ladylike chic has generated much interest in the neckerchief. These feature retro prints with colors including deep orange and chocolate brown. Trying to move away from the pashmina scarf craze, vendors are using linen or mohair for spring wraps.
Jewelry: Yellow gold continues to be the favorite look. Overall, beaded Native American bracelets and chokers are on the decline, and being replaced by bold statement jewelry.
Belts: The classification is back in designer collections and resources are offering belts with Eighties styling, from yellow-gold chains, gold or silver leather to studs.
Flowers: Beyond the print, flowers have gone three dimensional. These flowers, reminiscent of those worn by “Sex and the City” stars, adorn handbags, wraps, bracelets and chokers. There are a variety of flowers in materials including chiffon, leather, vinyl and yellow-gold plate.