Be & D just released images of their Cruise 2011 offerings and I couldn’t wait to peruse the goods. We’ll start with handbags since that is what the brand does best. Above, from left to right, the Teague bag in black/nickel lambskin for $998. It also comes in a nude shade called beach and a gray-brown armadillo. The Little J (hmm…wonder who that’s named for) is $398 and comes in armadillo, black and cognac. The Gable is probably the most classic style in the group at $1,195 and it comes in black, cognac and pebble.
The shoes in the collection offer a lot of intricate styles with many thin straps creating a fringe-like effect, but I prefer the more structural heels in the group as seen above. The Fischer, $450 in taupe, black, and lavender/gray, the Amelia (my favorite), also $450 in black and nude and the Abbot, $455 in beige, black, gray and python would all work well in your winter wardrobe well beyond the needs of cruisewear.
The miscellaneous “accessories” collection is heavy on the belts and wallets, and does them well. I like the Cambridge and Garbo wallets, both $295, and I love that the Big Spring style, $398, is billed as a low waist belt/necklace. Other than the disconcerting notion that one’s waist and neck be remotely the same size, the versatility is nice. (Now I want to go see how my chain belt looks as a necklace.)