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Statement Splurges

Outrageous accessories scream opulence for concise credit crunch fashion

Implications - Some budget-crunched consumers will selectively splurge on one sensational statement accessory rather than several pieces meant to be worn together. A single piece of show-stopping jewelry or a pair of outrageous shoes gives a consumer the feeling of luxury without the pain in their pocketbook.
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Date Range:
Jan 09 — Mar 09
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Perilous Heelless Shoes
Perilous Heelless Shoes
Nina Ricci Loves Killer 11” Inch Stilts for Fall 2009
Nina Ricci’s Fall 2009 collection, which was helmed by designer Olivier Theyskens, had a little bit of everything. For example, there were a lot of really exquisite dresses with cinched waists and bulky… MORE
Statement Rings
Statement Rings
Angelina Jolie's Green Oscar Ring Still Has Jewelery Mavens Mesmerized
Angelina Jolie’s green Oscars ring is a statement piece not to be forgotten. Before the Oscars, it was reported Angelina Jolie would be wearing a $20 million dollar necklace; well, the Academy Awards… MORE
Knitted Chains
Knitted Chains
The Oversized Chain-Link Scarf Doubles As A Giant Necklace
Yokoo is the Japanese designer behind these magnificent handmade scarves? Necklaces? Whatever they are, they are cool and different. They remind me of the 80’s and RUN DMC, or a mix of Viktor & Rolf… MORE
Plastic Filigree Jewelry
Plastic Filigree Jewelry
Futuristic Bracelets by Jason Chart Davies for Lazerian
These highly geometric bracelets are a new jewelry collection by Jason Chart Davies for Lazerian. Each intricate bangle is made from simple flat sheets of black and white plastic. Strips of the plastic… MORE
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Yoga-Inspired Jewelry
Sonja Picard's Zen-Luxe Jewels Stand Out Among Necklace-Free Oscar Win
Most of this year’s Oscar winners weren’t seen wearing necklaces, which helped the stunning yoga-inspired jewelery by Sonja Picard stand out among a sea of bare chests. Picard’s designs are based on yoga… MORE
Ruffly High Heels
Ruffly High Heels
Christian Louboutin's Spring '09 RTW Shoes Are Like Wearable Sculptures
If there was ever a shoe designer who could turn an innocent shoe lover into a shoe fetishist it has to be Christian Louboutin. The shoes to come out of this French design house, like the ones shown above… MORE
Fringed Eyewear
Fringed Eyewear
Bless Duo Fringe Glasses Go On Sale
Late last year, we showed you Bless’ S/S 2009 collection at Spain Fashion Week, and now the Bless Duo Fringe Glasses are for sale at Colette. These gold fringed aviators are fierce, to say the least.… MORE
Bright Bangles
Bright Bangles
Designers Unfurl a Bevy of Bracelets for Spring 2009
This spring, bangles are everywhere, from couture runway shows like Christian Lacroix’s Spring 2009 show to more recession-appropriate stores like Forever 21. Some of these bracelets sport spring’s bright… MORE

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