Fall Trends…It’s a Costume (Jewelry) Party

August 18, 2008 • Accessories

According to an article in today’s WWD, the September tomes fashion magazines are reminding us larger-than-life costume jewelry is the rage for fall. Don’t worry, you don’t have to fork over thousands Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Chanel and the like you see on the ages. There’s a treasure trove of costume outside of the four-figure price range. J. Crew, Club Monaco, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots and private labels, such as Victor Alfaro for Bon-Ton, have revved up collections that offer the impact of the designer trend without the price tag.

Club Monaco introduced their Fleur de Lys collection for fall. As the company’s first “statement jewelry” capsule collection, the line, which includes demonstrative cuffs, gold chain necklaces, some with oversize rhinestones and leather straps, and charm bracelets — all bearing a fleur-de-lis motif, derived from Club Monaco’s French-Canadian heritage — is intended as a big, bold extension of the store’s fall “downtown aristocrat” theme.

J. Crew also saw instant results from the designer trend in March. “It was great for us,” says Jenna Lyons, J. Crew’s creative director, noting that Crew was well-stocked with statement jewelry before the collections. “When people see things on the runways that we already have in stores, there’s an immediate opportunity for them to purchase. We’ve seen a huge surge of people buying really quite large pieces and pretty dramatic pieces."

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Source & Photo: WWD

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One Response to Fall Trends…It’s a Costume (Jewelry) Party

  1. sguyot says:

    Excellent observations, also getting attention are large hoops and filigree wraps.

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