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Trend Finder: Backpacks

In Trend Finder by Ann Loynd

As a kid, each new school year meant a fresh backpack. Luckily, chic knapsacks are hot for adults this season, so you can resurrect that childhood tradition. But be warned: In sleek constructions and innovative materials like rubber, thermo-fabric and luxe leathers, these aren’t your average JanSport.

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TREND FINDER: ATHLEISURE

In Fashion, Trend Finder, What's New by Courtney Ignelzi

Fashion

While the athleisure trend continues to rise, for S/S 17 accessories are getting updated with new tech savvy technology, performance materials and of course on trend details! From metallic sneakers to sophisticated everyday backpacks, sport-inspired designs are feminine and functional for the modern women! WHERE TO FIND MARBLE PRINTS AND …

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Trend Finder: Stripes

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

  Stripes always make fashion more fun, and this season, they’re on trend once again. Accessories to watch for include small leather goods and backpacks in dark hues and neutral shades. Soft items such as faux fur stoles, socks, capes and even gloves have used stripes, too. Where to Find …

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Trend Finder: Embroidery

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

  Embroidery detailing is moving forward for Fall accessories. Brands have used intricate embellishment to add a more craftsmanship appeal to designs. Look to personalized initials to intricate weaves of floral and tribal prints. Where to Find Embroidery (Sponsored):     Cathy’s Concepts Metallic trim on a custom monogram tote …

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Trend Finder: Graphic Prints

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Accessories for Pre-Fall 2016 are going to have a touch of fun, thanks to graphic prints being in trend. There’s a wide range of prints for every market, from cute cheeky illustrations to chic embedded photos and patterns. Where to Find Graphic Prints (Sponsored):   LeSportSac Set of three zip …

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Trend Finder: Floral Prints

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Fashion is now blooming for Pre-Fall Accessories.  Dark and autumn inspired color combinations are adorning floral print accessories.  From printed handbags to mini bags and tech cases, these soft designs are versatile and modern. Where to Find Floral Prints (Sponsored):   COACH 1941 Flower-printed genuine calf hair bag which is …

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Trend Finder: Stripes

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

For Spring 16, designers have played around stripes for their merchandise, allowing retailers to inject some playfulness into their shops’ shelves. Watch for bags and clutches in fun nautical colors, as well as scarves and cuffs with touches of neon hues. Where to Find Stripes (Sponsored): Skagen Black and white …

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Item of the Day: Ruiz Musi

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Backpacks have had quite the revival in recent seasons, but designers continue to surprise with new shapes and functionality. This Expedition bag from Ruiz Musi offers sleekness, elegance and versatility. Designer Gerardo Ruiz Musi, who lives between Mexico City and Paris, focuses on clean lines, eye-catching colors, weightlessness, and minimalist-yet-chic …

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Trend Finder: Rain Gear

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Who says rainy days are dull? We don’t think so, especially as rain gear takes a fun spin as brands look into sturdy materials such as nylon, plastic, and vinyl in various colors for their merchandise. Watch for quirky umbrellas, handbag raincoats, and water repellent footwear and bags. Where to Find …

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Trend Finder: Camouflage

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

  Camo is hitting accessories hard for Spring 16’, this oft-masculine print takes on some flirty renditions, either interspersed with other prints such as florals, or mixed with colors such as pink and blue. Take your pick from soft scarves, sturdy tech sleeves, to bags such as totes and backpacks. …