As Spring/Summer 2019 collections hit stores around the world, the fashion calendar is calling for some steezy updates. And while it might feel a touch early to be thinking about those warm weather ’fits, new season accessories are perhaps the best way to show off your forward thinking right now.
To know what’s going to be truly appreciated by the industry’s most in-the-know, we’ve tapped some of our go-to retailers buying teams to get some inside knowledge on the most coveted accessories collections of the minute. Choosing from the latest in jewelry, sunglasses, caps, belts, wallets, and more, these are the ultimate investments to show the world you know what’s going on in the fashion world.
Below, buyers from Berlin’s Voo Store, London’s MACHINE-A, and Stockholm’s TRÈS BIEN join the giants of luxury fashion e-commerce to bring you the accessories that have remained fresh on the fashion elite since they first debuted in last year’s shows.
Scroll on to see their highlights from Prada, Raf Simons, OFF-WHITE, Jacquemus, and many more.
“Already achieving cult-status, I’m considering this leather wallet from Jacquemus a must-have investment for the year ahead. Fun and effortlessly cool, it will elevate your streetwear wardrobe in an instant.”
Lisa Wuerzinger, buyer at STYLEBOP.com
“You can never go wrong with a classic black nylon Prada cap, can you? I think this piece goes perfect with any look and for every occasion.”
Thibaud Guyonnet, buyer at Voo Store
“KUBORAUM is our favorite sunglasses brand! Designers Sergio and Livio are inspired by masks, and how these transform the wearer. Their original shapes and styles never fail to put an edge on your outfit every season. Our pick for Spring Summer has to be this champagne acetate model.”
Buying team at MACHINE-A
“The award for most distinctive accessory of the season? Let’s face it, with its lobster clasp and engraved branding, you’re never losing your keys with this attached!”
Buying team at END.
“One thing that Acne doesn’t get enough credit for is how great they are with color.”
Robert Nowill, global content and style editor at Farfetch
“There’s not much to this one. Sterling silver and saffiano leather: the perfect combo.”
Jesse Hudnutt, buyer at TRÈS BIEN
“Most designers that collaborate with Nike for the first time start out with the obvious choice of sneakers, but Heron Preston is not like most designers. Instead, he opted for a personal favourite of his: the tailwind sunglasses — an iconic silhouette with multiple lenses that is right on trend. ”
Lee Goldup, menswear buyer at Browns Fashion
“I can’t wait to have this Wacko Maria incense chamber at home. I love how authentic it feels with the idea behind it deriving from traditional Japanese incense chambers. It’s made from ceramic molded in the shape of the Virgin Mary, and has holes for the scent to escape in place of her eyes and a cross at the center.”
George Archer, buyer at MR PORTER