You’ve been saving up all summer for a fall wardrobe, heck, some of you fashion-crazies might have even been shopping all summer just for fall!? It’s about that time where all the amazing pieces will start to sell out (the horror!), so we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up all our favourite accessories worth splurging on, like, right away!
1. KENZO Messenger Bag, $850 US, at Opening Ceremony
2. Pierre Hardy Multicoloured Wedge Bootie, $1065 US, at Barney’s
3. Illesteva Leonard 2 Sunglasses in Horn, $260 US, at Gargyle
4. Pamela Love Double Empire Ring, $325 CAN, at The Narwhal Boutique
5. Deadly Ponies Mr Patch Box, $402 US, at Deadly Ponies
6. Joomi Lim Tribe Festival Fringe & Crystal Necklace, $220 CAN, at Lost & Found
7. Opening Ceremony OCLA Mini Flap Bag, $550 US, at Opening Ceremony
8. Maison Boinet 40mm Yellow/Navy Leather Belt, $170 US, at Opening Ceremony
9. ela Handbags Editor’s Pouch in Mirror Stud, $198 CAN at ela
10. Venessa Arizaga Glowing Heart Bracelet, $250 US, at Venessa Arizaga
KENZO Messenger Bag, $850 US, at Opening Ceremony
We can’t seem to get enough of Kenzo’s pre-fall collection and this quilted wool mini messenger bag with glossy plastic chain detailing is our top pick of all the accessories. It features carabiner style hardware, a shiny gold key chain hidden inside the calf leather pouch, and has a detachable shoulder strap so you can sport it as a clutch. Get it online at Opening Ceremony.
Pierre Hardy Multicoloured Wedge Bootie, $1065 US, at Barney’s
You’ll need some killer heels for fall, and we’ve been pining for these super cool Pierre Hardy suede and leather colour blocked wedges available for pre-order at Barney’s for mid-September. We love these because they are so different and original in style that they almost have a vintage vibe about them. Definitely a must have for fall ladies.
Illesteva Leonard 2 Sunglasses in Horn, $260 US, at Gargyle
We’ve had an Illesteva addiction for some time now, and there’s never a more perfect time to buy a great pair of sunnies than the fall, after you’ve spent all summer losing them on the sandy beach. We love these Leonard oval style frames in the black and white horn print acetate because they have a 50’s style about them, but the monochromatic screams fall! They’re a tad more expensive than your average pair of shades at $260 US, but we think it’s worth the splurge for something that’s made by hand in France.
Pamela Love Double Empire Ring, $325 CAN, at The Narwhal Boutique
We’ve been Pamela Love fans since we discovered her little 29th street studio a few years back in New York and this list would not even come close to feeling complete without a piece from her amazing fall winter 2012 collection. This double empire ring is made by hand from bronze with silver in a wing-like pattern with a timeless tribal feel to it. Her stuff doesn’t come cheap, but it is available locally at The Narwhal Boutique in Toronto for $325 Canadian.
Deadly Ponies Mr Patch Box, $402 US, at Deadly Ponies
We’re probably the biggest Deadly Ponies fans in Toronto right now, and we can’t get enough of their new Senorita Bandits collection for Summer 2013, particularly the Mr Patch Box, which features a DP gang patch created by tattoo artists Stefan Sinclair exclusively for the collection. Measuring 21cm across and 15cm high, the shoulder bag is classic in black for fall, but also comes in a lovely canary yellow, dusty rose, ink, and stone deer skin. They’re available for pre-order now and with be dispatched internationally in mid-september. As always with Deadly Ponies, shipping all the way from Auckland is free, making that four hundred-dollar price tag a little more bearable.
Joomi Lim Tribe Festival Fringe & Crystal Necklace, $220 CAN, at Lost & Found
We recently noticed this stunning Joomi Lim tribal fringe necklace at Lost & Found in Toronto, and just yesterday, we noticed it’s on sale at just half the regular price. It’s handmade in New York by the husband and wife duo behind the brand and couldn’t be more perfect for the transitioning days of fall. It keeps the neon trend going from summer, but brings that sparkle we’ve come to love about fall. It features rayon fringe, Swarovski crystals, and hematite dipped spikes, all perfect things to compliment your fall wardrobe. At $220 Canadian, down from the $400 regular price, you’d be a fool not to snag this gem while you can.
Venessa Arizaga Glowing Heart Bracelet, $250 US, at Venessa Arizaga
We’re huge Venessa Arizaga fans, and adore all her handmade jewels each season, particularly the current pre-fall pieces. What would fall be without the continuation of the arm and neck parties you’ve been sporting all year? This bad-ass glowing heart bracelet is a welcome addition, and also comes in a matching necklace constructed with antique silver-plated brass chain, woven with green thread and tons of interesting charms. It’s definitely something you’ve gotta’ plan for, as each piece can take up to ten business days to produce, and doesn’t come cheap at $250 US for the bracelet and $325 US for the necklace.