Alexis Bittar

Have you ever noticed, that right after you get a new ____ (insert car, dress, dog) you seem to see the same kind/one/breed everywhere you look? It's as if you can't escape the "Groundhog's Day" feel of your last purchase! Enter Alexis Bittar.  I first saw his name in a Harper's Bazaar magazine a few months ago in the "Up and Coming" section. And since then, I've seen his name literally EVERYWHERE! Little did I know, that he's actually been everywhere, but I didn't put a name with the design. He collaborated with Patricia Fields on Sex and the City to create the one-of-a kind looks, he created Burberry's first ready-to-wear jewelry line and transfered their signature plaid into lucite and has worked with Michael Kors several times on his Fashion Week masterpieces. Joan Collins was the face of his 2010 campaign and this year he has the iconic Lauren Hutton.  He won the CFDA's Accessory Designer of the Year Award in 2010 and has retail shops popping up nationwide, most recently in San Francisco and Chicago.

My favorite aspect of his pieces? They're edgy without being overtly trendy; they have staying power, but aren't boring.  They are offered at different price points, available online (for those of you who don't live near a retail store) and aren't seen on every arm walking down the street... Yet!