Seattleites are layered up under sweaters and raincoats most of the year, so the right accessory choices are necessary to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
Pan Am Bags from the Museum of Flight
(shown left) When jet travel began in the late 1950s, Pan American World Airways gave this bag to all its first-class passengers headed to Europe. With a functional 15-inch handle, shoulder strap and cotton/nylon lining, this fun piece of luggage is a stylin’ throwback to yesteryear. $88.95, available at The Museum of Flight gift shop (9404 East Marginal Way S; 206.764.5704; museumofflight.org)
Leather Goods from Anne Sylvain
Madison Park-based lawyer and handbag designer Patricia Raskin has a thing for sports cars, which is why she named and styled Le Mans, the debut leather good collection for her line Anne Sylvain, after the classic French road race held in that town. Raskin uses luxe leather for her pieces, which range from $50 for a key fob to over $2,000 for a large bag. Her useful and elegant credit card holder ($105) and Elise wristlet ($525) are the perfect gift for the person who loves a little local luxury, and all pieces can be stamped with the recipients initials to make them even more special. Available at David Lawrence at The Bravern.
Camelion Design’s Mosey Bags
This new line of Mosey bags carried by Ballard boutique Camelion Design is about as green as can be, says boutique owner Nicole Vandermeulen. The line is made out of recyclable material, such as plastic water bottles, and features lead- and nickel-free hardware—perfect for the soggy Northwest. $84, available at Camelion Design (Ballard, 5330 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.783.7125; cameliondesign.com)
Hermès Filou Glove Clips
Give the gift of luxury with the French company’s silver and gold glove clips; snap the chain to a handbag and clip on winter gloves to be kept neat, tidy and best of all, together as a pair. $315 available at Hermès of Paris (The Bravern, 700 110th Ave. NE; 425.467.0500; hermes.com)
Shiraleah ‘Harper’ Handbag
This vegan leather beauty from Chicago’s Shiraleah, with its cross-body straps, clever zipper pockets and soft, supple lining, is practically begging for an eco-chic owner. Know one? $85, available at Fireworks (multiple local locations, including Bellevue, 196 Bellevue Square; 425.688.0933; fireworksgallery.net)
Tuesday Faux Fur Neck Muff
Scarf designer extraordinaire Rian Robison sells a variety of loop scarves in charming patterns, but the fur cowl style (which can also be worn as a hood on really chilly days) has a surprise tucked inside: a fully reversible layer in a cheerful print. $68, available at Tuesday Shop (Chinatown/International District, 608 Maynard Ave. S; tuesdayshop.etsy.com)