You can now match your arm candy to your Botkier bag! The accessories brand best known for offering practical totes and satchels has just launched its first-ever jewelry collection. With prices ranging from $58 to $188, the line delivers an assortment of bracelets, rings, and necklaces available now on botkier.com.
In the brand’s signature no-fuss style, the collection features zipper-adorned leather cuffs ($128) with magnetic closures for effortless wear. “It feels really good to snap these on and off,” designer, Monica Botkier, tells InStyle. “They’re all about ease, function, and fun.”
Like the bags, the pieces are made to be efficient. “Creating the custom hardware of the bags and working in metals that convey a unique point of view is much like designing jewelry,” Botkier says. But there is one main difference when it comes to the design process of a leather cuff and its look-alike satchel ($248). “Handbags follow my strict function code and have a lot of practical punch, whereas jewelry is decorative,” Botkier says.
One thing that the brand’s totes and bling have in common? The same signature detailing. “Zippers are one of the most functional pieces to add to any item,” Botkier says. “They inherently have a biker feel or punk-rock vibe, but they can also be very sleek.” She adds, “It’s the rocker-chic girl in all of us that can relate to that sensibility.”
And while it may only seem sensible to sport the same metallic hue on both your wrist and your shoulder, Botkier encourages switching it up a bit. “I definitely like to mix and match my gold and silver tones," she says. "Bag hardware and jewelry don’t have to match.”