Charting the New ‘Modern Luxury’

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Overview

Several brands are pioneering a fresh niche in handbags.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Anna-Karin Karlsson

Eyewear

Frames Through the Indie Lens

Boutique eyewear brands are on the rise.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Kimberly McDonald earrings made with Gemfields emeralds.

Jewelry

Gemfields Making U.S. Push

The London-based mining and marketing company is amping up its Stateside presence through a series of initiatives.

clock October 29, 2012Kristi Garced

A DKNY heel.

Footwear

DKNY Shoes: Adding ‘Style’ to ‘Sensible’

Eileen Shields has returned to the brand as vice president of footwear design to rejuvenate its shoe category.

clock October 29, 2012Kristi Garced

An 18-karat white gold necklace with white and black diamonds from Chanel.

Designer and Luxury

Fine Jewelry’s Fashionable Showdown

Fashion houses play for a piece of this market.

clock October 29, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A Reece Hudson clutch, $1,195.

Handbags

Charting the New ‘Modern Luxury’ in Handbags

Several brands are pioneering a fresh niche in handbags.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Fuchsia necklace from Mikimoto's Regalia collection.

Jewelry

Mikimoto’s Royal Strategy

The pearl giant is using its 120th anniversary celebration as a way to boost its presence outside Japan.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A Van Cleef & Arpels necklace.

Designer and Luxury

Van Cleef & Arpels Dazzlers on Show at Paris Museum

The fine jeweler has landed in its hometown with a show at the Decorative Arts Museum.

clock October 29, 2012Joelle Diderich

Jewelry

Rating the Web Sites: Jewelry and Watch Brands

New York University think tank Luxury Lab, or L2, released its fourth annual Digital IQ Index.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Blancpain store in Beijing

Business

Swiss Watch Exports Rise 7.2% in October

clock 6hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies