Who says there’s never anything new? Moving past those tired initial tote bags and chandelier earrings, buyers had their eyes on colorful accessories with a feminine touch at last week’s market. The top five trends included:
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- Linear Earrings: Sure, those weighty chandelier and hoop earrings remain popular, but the newest shapes are now long and light, many made of fine white-and-yellow gold chains accented with unpolished stones.
- Longer Necklaces: In keeping with the vintage and romantic vibe of spring sportswear, necklaces and chains got longer, with pendants now dangling at mid-chest and below.
From pale petal to deep fuchsia, pink was once again the favored hue, with kelly green and yellow coming in a close second. “Anything pink is selling like crazy,” said Timi & Leslie sales manager Barbara Robbins.
- Cuff Bracelets: “When the arm goes bare, we see stacking cuffs or bangles, or that one important piece,” said Rob Goldfarb, owner of Fragments showroom. Round and square styles in bright resin and colorful leather were most popular.
- Textured Bags: Plain leather bags seemed naked without some form of scrunching, stitching, knotting, embossing or cutouts. The most popular shapes were clutches, satchels and totes, dressed up with contrasting piping, floral appliqués and metal accents.