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Fashion accessories show their metal

Published Sep. 16, 2005

Metallic leather. Metallic lace. Metallic silk. Metallic eye shadow. Just about everything in the fashion realm is getting a high gloss for fall. And metallics are for day as well as for evening.

The selection at Henri Bendel includes silver metallic handbags with chain handles ($89); halter tops ($176) and skirts ($185) by Anna Sui in metallic lilac, green or turquoise; a shantung shift dress in metallic black, turquoise or orange from Geronimo by Stephen Geronimo ($198), and glowing eyeshadow ($16) and lip gloss ($15) by Carol Shaw.

Saks Fifth Avenue has silver headbands by Colette Malouf ($24), mesh belts ($40 to $65), a gunmetal zippered carry-on tote bag from Wannabe by Patrick Cox ($195) and bronze leather loafers by Calvin Klein ($290). Bergdorf Goodman has gold sandals by Marc Jacobs with leather worked in a chain-link motif ($360) and gold platform sandals by Isaac Mizrahi for ($315).