Accessorize The Westchester Way
Add some county pride to your work wardrobe with these fab designed-in Westchester accessories.
Designer and 2016 914INC. Wunderkind Matthew Demeo (see page 58) turns out his signature collection of handcrafted leather goods from his New Rochelle studio. We love this Weekender Watch Strap ($28) for work; his Mateo Mattia line also includes wallets, money clips, key chains, and iPad cases.
Radiating a classic-with-an-edge look, White Plains-based handbag designer Lauren Morris’ line includes clutches (from $375), a unique oversized wristlet ($300), and a perfect carryall ($395), which holds everything without being bulky. Preorder bags directly through Morris (you can customize the color of some styles) with about six weeks’ lead time.
Lauren M. Designs
You Need These Knots
Finish off your workweek look with a tie (from $88) or bowtie (from $68) from Bedford design duo Ann and Andrew Payne’s General Knot & Co. Their collection of limited-edition accessories made in America from rare and vintage fabrics have your neckwear needs covered. The brand also makes pocket squares, bandanas, and totes.
The Perfect Flat
For that polished casual-Friday look, slip on one of these ballet flats from Very Lovely Soles by White Plains resident Vanessa L. Seide. The flats come in an array of colors, prints, and fabrics ($165 to $195), and all boast sneaker-like foam for comfort, plus a two-part leather sole for longevity. Find her shoes online, or at LOLA New York in White Plains, and Love Shoes in Larchmont.
Very Lovely Soles
Looking for stylish specs with celebrity pedigree? Try one of Port Chester-based Zyloware Eyewear’s designer brands, which include celeb collections from Sophia Loren, Randy Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Daisy Fuentes, among others. Prices vary; available at various optical retailers throughout the county.