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October 6, 2012updated Jul 07, 2015

Chic Shopping Picks for Fall, Part 1

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Emerald Ivy Hoops Earrings by Cindy ChaoVong tote by Be Inthavong / <em>Mario Testino, Private View</em> by TaschenThe Britain by Burberry / Ayers skull decanter by Ralph Lauren HomeLive luxe this season with the latest and greatest in fine jewelry, fashion, home décor and more.

Taiwan’s Cindy Chao, known for her painstakingly handcrafted high jewelry designs that feature at museums and auctions around the globe, will open her first-ever flagship in Beijing this November. The new boutique will house two exclusive creations from Chao’s coveted “Black Label Masterpieces” collection, including the extraordinary Amazona Colombia necklace with cushion-shaped emeralds, diamonds and sapphires, as well as pieces from the Four Seasons Collection (price available upon request).

Be Inthavong’s artisanal bags—crafted by hand in New York using an exclusive silk and leather weave produced in his native Laos—are already just about as close to made-to-measure as it gets, but this fall the designer is formally rolling out a bespoke option for loyal fans. Clients can customize their handbag with new weaves and special trims, including hand-cut and -dyed lizard in an array of vibrant shades (Vong tote in lizard, $4,750).

Celebrated photographer Mario Testino has shot everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to the late Lady Diana and is responsible for some of the world’s most memorable magazine imagery. Hot on the heels of his first exhibition in China, and on display at the Shanghai Arts Museum this fall, the new Taschen tome Mario Testino, Private View, celebrates the best of his brilliant body of work—a must-have for fashion fans (limited-edition hardcover in plastic case, $700).

With design details inspired by the label’s iconic trench coat, Burberry’s newest watch—dubbed The Britain—is a marriage of rich heritage and modern craftsmanship. A distinctive rounded octagonal case houses a Swiss-made movement (BBY1201 43mm automatic watch with alligator strap, $1,795).

Add a little edge to cocktail hour with this slick decanter by Ralph Lauren Home. Featuring a cheeky skull and crossbones motif in hand-cut cased black crystal, it offers one surefire way to stir up conversation (Ayers skull decanter, $495).

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