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For Fall, Designers Are Stealing a Few Tricks From Men’s Suits




For Fall, Designers Are Stealing a Few Tricks From Men’s Suits

Alexander Wang fall/winter 2017/2018 runway. COURTESY OF REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Ready-to-wear designers borrowed traditional menswear suit fabrics and translated them into unconventional and feminine silhouettes on the fall/winter 2017/18 runways. For jewelry, this translates into a look that is at once powerful in shape and tactile in texture, from rings that imitate shirt cuffs to hound’s-tooth and herringbone patterns for bracelets, large medals and medallions.

Suneera silver cuff


Rhodium-plated sterling silver menswear pattern cuff with black diamond accents.



Anabel Higgins pendant

Anabel Higgins

Camilla pendant in sterling silver.



Elizabeth Garvin cuff ring

Elizabeth Garvin

One-of-a-kind hand-forged 18K gold and oxidized sterling cuff ring with bezel-set pear-shaped diamond and white and black diamond accents.


Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.



Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

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Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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