Fall in Luxe: This Season's Bold Accessories

The season’s best bags, shoes, boots, and belts are all going bold — and giving your wardrobe the wake-up call it deserves.
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Patently Perfect Black

A gloss on black accessories transforms the tried and true into style sensations. Key trends — like the pump’s cutouts and the boot’s wedge heel — make patent really pop. Here, the season’s best in black.

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Calvin Klein patent cutout heels ($110).


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Burberry patent quilted studded bag ($1,595).

burberry.com for stores

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Lambertson Truex patent double wraparound belt ($295, 323-951-9622).

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Rafe patent mini wedge boots ($595).

rafe.com for stores

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Bally patent flats ($395, 310-271-3310).

Blue Suede News

These pieces get a boost because they’re saturated in cobalt and swathed in suede. The result: A classic color-and-texture combination is reinvented as anything but prim. You’ll swoon for the accessories here.

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Diane von Furstenberg suede lace-up pumps ($395, The Shoe Box, 561-482-1808).

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Valentino suede bag ($2,295, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-612-7257).

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Tory Burch suede and patent flats ($325).

www.bloomingdales.com for stores

Glamorous Gray

This fall, gray is as basic as black, as neutral as brown; you won’t believe you ever lived without it. See these great gray accessories for yourself.

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Giuseppe Zanotti patent lace-up pumps ($750).

www.giuseppe-zanotti-design.com for stores

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Furla stamped crocodile leather and patent flats ($335).

www.furlausa.com for stores

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Burberry patent studded belt ($250).

burberry.com for stores

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Banana Republic leather Mary Jane heels ($140).

www.bananarepublic.com for stores

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Michael Kors satchel with metal pocket flap ($3,500, 212-965-0401).

Snake Charmers

From peep-toe platforms to the metal-studded clutch, these pieces balance beautifully with all your neutrals. Hold the extra bling; python is plenty.

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Be & D metallic leather belt ($375, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-612-7257).

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Calvin Klein Collection satchel ($2,513, 212-292-9000).

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Oscar de la Renta Mary Jane platforms ($1,050).

saksfifthavenue.com for stores

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Diane von Furstenberg leather and python clutch ($475, 646-486-4800).

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Claudia Ciuti loafers ($610).

claudiaciuti.com for stores

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Tracy Reese T-straps ($275, The Look, 914-690-9100).

Originally published in MORE magazine, September 2008.

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