You don’t have to work in fashion to appreciate the concept of “pre-spring,” an anticipatory mini-season dedicated to getting excited about warmer weather. If January is bumming you out, allow us to introduce a vision of a more pleasant future in the form of two new offerings from the Italian leather gods at Ferragamo: a patchwork harlequin bag and a colorful pair of woven slides. The slides might have to wait a couple months, but the bag would brighten up any dull winter coat with its riot of colors — and look just as cute with a little dress come May.
Salvatore Ferragamo hand beaded Vara bow ornament handbag, $1,990, and Gancini sandal, $895, both available at Salvatore Ferragamo, Fifth Avenue Boutique. Photo: Yudi Ela