The Right Kind of Retro


By Editors

Vintage-inspired accessories can be sophisticated too

Photography by Koji Yano

The words ’60s trends still carry dubious connotations (bell-bottoms, love beads, way too many flowers). But today’s nods to the counterculture era come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. The one thing they have in common? Sophistication. A new wave of accessories in shades of burgundy, ocher, tan, and bright blue will complete your look this fall, right down to the smallest detail. From Gucci shades and Zegna wallets to Burberry’s and Louis Vuitton’s attaché cases (roomy enough for your laptop and, if you must, that beaten copy of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test), these pieces balance the vintage and the modern, the flashy and the sleek. They’re essential for any important meeting — and every martini lunch.

Clockwise from top left: Sunglasses by Tommy Hilfiger, $135; document case by Bottega Veneta, $1,120; bag by Gucci, $2,450; watch by Movado, $495; zip pouch by Ermenegildo Zegna, $350; scarf by Boglioli, $325; sunglasses by Calvin Klein Collection, $295; wallet by Burberry, $350; wallet by Calvin Klein White Label, $95; bag by Louis Vuitton, $3,900; briefcase by Burberry, $1,795; sunglasses by Tom Ford, $360