Accessory Report: Chan Luu for Banana Republic

accessories // May 24, 2010

For their first ever collection with an outside jewelry designer, Banana Republic has teamed up with Vietnam-born designer Chan Luu to create a limited edition collection of hip, wrap-around bracelets. The 17-piece collection will feature 4 different styles of the wrap-arounds which combine custom-dyed leather or thread with gold, silver or semi-precious stone inlays. Priced from $95 to $225, the bracelets are a bit pricey, but it’s definitely a piece you can wear with anything (I have the light brown with silver stones version from his current collection and I wear it all the time). The hippie-chic pieces are now available at their accessories-only concept store in San Francisco – but don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to snag your own bracelet (or two) when the collection rolls out to BR stores nationwide and online on August 10.