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Jewelry Maven Lizzie Fortunato is Adding Bags and Belts to Her Lineup




    Lizzie Fortunato will expand the groovy-glam aesthetic of her statement jewelry to "pirate's delight" handbags and belts for spring 2011.

    Lizzie's sister, Kathryn--co-owner and co-founder of the company--told WWD the accessories are constructed from suede and lambskin, featuring embroidery from a fair-trade facility in India and chain straps for cross-body wear. The line will retail between $375-$450 at Boston boutique Looc and via the Lizzie Fortunato website February 1.

    We're always thrilled when a jewelry designer delves into other accessories, and we anticipate these hand-embroidered, metal-accented handbags to be jewels in their own right.