The Great Big Bag Blowout: Globe Trotters
Leather straps and chrome studs reinvent that classic South American souvenir. Vida, 646/645-3964, $250.
Embroidered folkloric motifs in bright, joyful colors are just as effective in small doses. Moyna, moynabags.com, $75.
Best buy: Geometric snakeskin set against a mother-of-pearl-studded wood frame reads as both avant-garde and authentic. Dan W, 201/568-2900, $150.
An earthy ombré print gains crispness when trimmed with glossy black accents. Pietro Alessandro, 212/691-6516, $230.
With only a single dramatic tassel adorning this messenger-style bag, the rich burnt-umber leather virtually glows. Alla Leather Art, allaleatherart.com, $329.
To free up your hands for, say, an impromptu two-step, just slip the gold vermeil bangle onto your wrist. Rebecca Norman, rebeccanorman.com, $250.
Turquoise jewelry is so obvious. Vivid aquamarine washed leather delivers high-impact (and functional) arm candy. Carla Mancini, 212/691-6516, $545.