Welcome to unofficial Fall. We kindly ask you to ignore the 90-degree temperatures and focus your attention on more important things like preparing for Fashion Week.
When preparing for the perfect off-the-runway look, you're going to need to get very creative if you're going to attract any attention. The tents (et al.) are the big leagues. A Celine luggage tote is not going to turn heads. In order show off your fashion prowess we suggest channeling brands that haven't been over exposed in magazines and on Instagram. Below are our favorite undiscovered brands. We promise that any of these items will cause an onlooker to gasp whether you're are kissing a Haddad sister or grabbing a cappuccino at Sant Ambroeus.
Where to buy: Hirschliefers (Long Island) 516-627-3566
Yuta Hosokawa's Readymade is based out of Osaka, Japan and is destined to become some of the most coveted merchandise by hip-anista. Most of the merchandise is made from vintage US army duffle bags and everything is made in limited runs. We've been trying to contact the company to get a Birkin-like bag with graffiti but were told that they weren't being produced. We suggest you contact Hirschleifers if you are trying to get anything from Readymade as they seem to have the most reliable communications with the brand.
Were to buy: Barneys
Devi Kroll was well known for her namesake label's artisanal-crafted, exotic skin accessories and shoes. When the designer split from her label we were afraid that the CFDA award winning designer would call it quits. We are happy to share that Devi Kroll has just launched an amazing line of sunglasses under the brand of Dax Gabler. The shades are all handmade in Cortina D'Ampezzo and come in eye-popping hues and shapes. We couldn't imagine a better way to enjoy the last official days of summer while celebrating Fall.
Where to buy: candamill.com
Can you remember the first time you saw the clean and minimalistic lines of a Celine Luggage Tote? The unique silhouette and understated gold embossed logo made our knees go weak. That doesn't happen every day and you know you need an item badly when it causes such a physical response. That's the way we felt when we saw the Candamill Russ Combo Tote. The bag comes in black matte or suede. Now that you've seen it, your heart will skip a beat any time you see one not on your own arm. This is sure to be the next IT bag and we suggest you get it now before the price goes up and there is a waiting list. The brand's other bags are pretty show stopping too.