The Best Bet
Tod’s “Kate” handbag hits every hot style button for fall—glossy, textured lizard in a gently retro boxy shape, with gold hardware to punctuate the sober midnight blue—without sacrificing the practical features the company is known for (easy-to-reach cell-phone pockets, light-colored linings so you can see your keys). “Kate” comes in various skins and colors, but eight of the combinations shown here have been made exclusively for New York and will be available at Tod’s temporary store ($1,800; 50 E. 57th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-644-5945) until the newly renovated Madison Avenue boutique opens in mid-September.
A Decadent Newsboy Cap
Valentino’s sheared mink cap with lizard trim is a clean, geometric antidote to the currently ubiquitous slouchy knit hat ($1,770 at Valentino, 747 Madison Ave., at 65th St.; 212-772-6969).
The Heroine’s Favorite Scarf
With its plush, neck-tickling fur and dangling silk braid ties, Ferragamo’s mink stole looks like something Anna Karenina might have worn to see Bauhaus ($995 at Ferragamo, 655 Fifth Ave., at 52nd St.; 212-759-3822).
Black Is the New Black
It’s the season’s big color, and Alexis Bittar’s fall collection has a necklace for every taste, as long as it’s black. Prices for necklaces, shown here, start at $140 (465 Broome St., nr. Greene St.; 212-625-8340).
A Darkly Romantic Blouse
Anna Sui’s black lace top puts a frothy-yet-goth gloss on any outfit. The high-waisted sequin band happens to be quite slimming, too ($328 at Macy’s, 34th St. at Broadway; 212-695-4400).
The Mod Boot, Updated
Ascendant accessories designer Devi Kroell’s leather-and-curly-lamb flat boot is a slightly Slavic take on the mod favorite ($2,190 by special order; 212-228-3201).