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The Right Kind of Retro

The Right Kind of Retro


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 attache 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


Clockwise from top left: Scarf by Boglioli, $325; sunglasses by Louis Vuitton, $760; wallet by Lacoste, $65; passport holder by Perry Ellis, $24.50; fold-over briefcase by Calvin Klein Collection, $795; wallet by Coach, $165; portfolio by Emporio Armani, $795; watch by Bulova, $299; clutch by Hermes, $1,325; sunglasses by Calvin Klein Jeans, $82; wallet by Dior Homme, $570; bracelet by Triton, $169; briefcase by Valextra, $6,460; sunglasses by Original Penguin, $78; wallet by Bottega Veneta, $450


Clockwise from top left: Scarf by Z Zegna, $225; wallet by Bottega Veneta, $580; watch by Original Penguin, $175; bag by Louis Vuitton, $2,830; agenda cover by Hermes, $1,625; sunglasses by Kenneth Cole, $70; bracelet by Cartier, $7,200; portfolio by Coach, $295; sunglasses by Gucci, $395; wallet by Coach, $165; leather bag by Prada, $2,350; sunglasses by Tom Ford, $360; wallet by Marc Jacobs, $785; document holder by Z Zegna, $460

Styling by Christopher Stone. Market Editor: Michael Cook. Fashion Assistant: John Wood.

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