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William Adler, creative director and ceo, at Will Leather Goods, says most people are surprised to find out that despite their rugged looks and exteriors, some 60% of his company’s leathergoods are sold to women, so it was only a matter of time before his company came out with a full-fledged women’s collection. Known as the 1920 Vintage Lock collection, the women’s styles are constructed using vegetable-tanned leathers and sculpted in ancient Florentine molding process, a type of construction normally found in luxury men’s dress shoes. The locks on the leathergoods are reproductions based upon actual early 20th century examples. Clutch, retail $225. (877) 467-0436.

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Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology.