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Devi Kroell: She made a hit with that circular snakeskin bag, but Devi Kroell has many more tempting numbers this season. They include an array of wooden-box and egg-shaped minaudières encrusted with crystals, sleek flat sandals and electric metallic clutches and mules.

Cortomoltedo: Accessories heir Gabriel Cortomoltedo showed signs of a maturing collection with intricately woven leather satchels and a plethora of colorful bags in various shapes and sizes, including one named for a friend — Camille Al-Fayed.

Catherine Malandrino: Catherine Malandrino paired up with Parisian dance shoemaker Repetto to create four special designs in an iconic stars-and-stripes pattern.

Bruno Frisoni: Continuing to excite with whimsically chic shoes, Bruno Frisoni featured colorful patent leathers, collegiate school-tie fabric wedges and smart spring boots in canvas and natural leather.

Patrick Cox: Patrick Cox upped the ante on his eponymous collection by adding bags this season. Natural leather frame bags and laser-cut, oversized shoulder bags complemented his chic-ed up shoes.

Stephane Kélian: Going for the colorful side of things, Stephane Kélian mixed suede, patent and skins in playful heels and flats. Also strong were the bags done in drawstring pouch styles and his signature woven leathers.

This story first appeared in the October 11, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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