Sure, a coin purse version of Loewe's Elephant bag is trundling toward it-bag status, albeit miniature. But since the defining characteristic of the world's largest land animal is its size, why not go big? Like the shoulder version at Dover Street Market, which comes in a variety of happy colors, including rainbow.
$1290 at Dover Street Market
We haven't a clue why anyone would need a tiny spoon and vial around their neck. Perhaps to sprinkle a little extra Splenda in their tea on the go, or pumpkin spice in their latte? Whatever the case, Vetements' pure brass necklace and pendant is the most stimulating of fall/winter paraphernalia — or rather, accessories. Grinder pendant sold separately.
Japanese label Undercover and milliner Kijima Takayuki have again teamed up on a devilish range of hats. This time the collab features horns that, using an internal magnet, can be moved to any part of the wide-brimmed bowler — which of course is made in horny Japan. What's next, horn bags?
With Thom Browne's 'Hector' bag, named after his own pet dachshund, you can walk the dog without the need for a pooper scooper. In black grained leather or brown beaver fur, the Italian-made duffle comes with an interior pocket, signature tricolor lining, a zip closure, and an engraved bone-shaped collar. Plus, with four padded legs, it can stand on its own. Woof!
Miuccia Prada's fall women's collection borrowed heavily from men's. Take, for example, these chunky derbies, a mix of mosh-pit platforms (i.e. rubber toecaps) and mountain-climbing boots (multi-colored laces). But, sorry men, these boots are made for women.
Those enormous striped leather totes Demna Gvasalia showed in his debut Balenciaga collection are now hitting retail. You know the ones. Called Bazar bags, they're synonymous with knock-off shopping along Canal Street in Chinatown, and reminiscent of Phoebe Philo's fall 2013 collection for Céline (the show that launched a thousand sniffs of cultural appropriation).
Jeepers creepers! Comme des Garçons men's label, Homme Plus, has collaborated with the century-old British shoemaker George Cox on these two-part platform wonders, held together with a stiff elongated tongue, allowing for the removal of the boots' midsection.
Alessandro Michele's Gucci garden continues to grow. A new four-piece men's capsule collection, designed exclusively for Dover Street Market, incorporates more of the designer's enchanted floral and animal motifs: a sweatshirt with an elaborate tree design, a check flannel shirt with a sitting rabbit, red flannel pants, and a gray denim jacket with a brocade patch of a friendly dog and cat. The words "L'Aveugle Amour" (Blinded Love) appear throughout.