What’s Hot

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Overview

Accessories, of course. Among the factors fueling the fire: Brazil fever, fashion watches and a new generation of shoe designers—women who strut their own stuff.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s Giant 12 City Arena lambskin handbag.

Footwear

Accessories: What’s Selling Now

Top performers at key stores around the globe.

clock August 13, 2012Taylor Harris

Big designer business at airports isn’t just pie-in-the-sky.

Leather Goods

Luxury Retail Taking Off at Airports

They’re out to exploit the boom in luxury accessories sales, to cater to the diverse needs of travelers, and to fulfill — and create — the desire to shop.

clock August 13, 2012Samantha Conti

Clockwise from bottom: Aperlai’s patent leather, linen and
wood shoe. Laurence Dacade’s napa-leather heel. Aperlai’s
python, patent leather and suede stiletto. Tabitha Simmons’
leather heel. Charlotte Olympia’s metallic calfskin heel.

Footwear

Girl Power: Women Accessories Designers Coming of Age

A few leading ladies are packing plenty of punch with footwear collections that are both sophisticated and ultracool.

clock August 13, 2012Roxanne Robinson and Regina Smith-Popp

A rendering of Brian Atwood’s Madison Avenue shop.

Footwear

Brian Atwood Opening New Store

Designer will open a 1,500-square-foot space, strategically located across the street from Barneys New York, in September.

clock August 13, 2012Katie Abel

A still from Dior’s “Lady Dior, A Web Documentary” series starring Marion Cotillard.

Marketing and Promotion

Advertisers Finesse the Art of Enticement

Gone are the days when a close-up of a luxe handbag on a white background sufficed to make a campaign interesting enough to whet dreamers’ appetites.

clock August 13, 2012Luisa Zargani and Samantha Conti and Katya Foreman

An Instagram shot of Rebecca Minkoff shoes and bag.

Media

The Social Circle: A Window to Designers’ Souls

Top designers are revealing their personalities through rising social-media Web sites Instagram and Pinterest.

clock August 13, 2012Kristen Henning

Lanvin's Lucite and wood Piano clutches; embroidered Sea Breeze clutches.

Handbags

For Handbags, Alber Elbaz Informs Fashion With Function

The designer takes a crash course in reinventing Lanvin’s handbags.

clock August 13, 2012Katya Foreman and Miles Socha

Clockwise: Coach; Burberry; Calvin Klein; Gucci; Armani Exchange; Marc by Marc Jacob's; Michael Kors

Watches

Face Time: Watch Sector Booming for Designer Houses

For the designer-watch boom, it’s all about how you look.

clock August 13, 2012Jessica Iredale and Roxanne Robinson

Diane von Furstenberg’s canvas iPad case; Alexandre Birman’s suede and patent leather shoes.

Footwear

Brazil Emerging as Luxury Force

Fueled by a boom of both the financial and creative kinds, the country is making a real impact on the fashion and accessories worlds at multiple levels.

clock August 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Roxanne Robinson

From Left: Fendi; Narciso Rodriguez; Valentino; Salvatore Ferragamo; Pierre Hardy; Derek Lam; Nina Ricci

Handbags

Lesser-known Snakes Gaining With Accessories

In recent seasons, python alternatives have been appearing on credit sheets for high-end labels.

clock August 13, 2012Jessica Iredale and Roxanne Robinson

Launer handbag

Handbags

Senior Style: Launer Handbags

A venerable house has a spotlight on its pocketbooks.

clock August 13, 2012Nina Jones

Chair Yuan

Eyewear

ChairEyes: Slow and Steady

For the creator of China’s first homegrown designer eyewear brand, slow and steady does the job.

clock August 13, 2012Casey Hall

From left: Reed Krakoff’s alligator and metal-trim bag, leather tote and leather slingback pump.

Handbags

Reed Krakoff: One Hot Accessories Ticket

Just two years in and the brand’s accessories have emerged as its top category, now accounting for the lion’s share of sales.

clock August 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Roxanne Robinson

Marc Jacobs’ leather & rubber loafer; Prada’s leather sandal; Chanel’s fabric-covered calfskin & rubber shoe; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s calfskin & metal shoe; Sonia Rykiel’s silk satin & leather shoe; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s leather & metal shoe

Footwear

Shoes Go Flat-out Chic

Designers are on the comfort trail with sensible footwear for resort.

clock August 13, 2012Vince Larubina

Dior’s sequin, pearl and crocodile bag.

Accessory Trends

Dior’s Fabulous Flora

Flowers are a rite of spring — and resort as well.

clock August 13, 2012Katya Foreman

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.

Business

Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 11hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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