Best Accessories Off the Runways in Paris, Milan and London

From feather-finished boots at McQueen to geometric doctor bags at Prada, here are the top accessories to add to your fall '12 shopping list.

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The best accessories off the runways in Paris, Milan, and London.
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Sure, we may not exactlyneed new sunglasses, bags or even shoes, but what's the fun of fashion month if not compiling a fantasy wishlist (or two, or three). Here, we've rounded up the top accessories from Paris, Milan and London runways to whet your appetite for fall. At Chanel, futuristic metallic clutches came in a range of python treatments and were finished with shiny brass hardware.
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Chloe's dainty, pastel-colored shoulder bags came in small rectangular shapes -- just enough room for a phone, lip gloss, and a few credit cards.
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Stella McCartney's boxy faux-gator handbags struck a perfect balance between high-style and functionality.
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Likewise, Rochas' classic python shoulder bags felt like the kind of piece you could count on to stay in style season after season.
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Dolce & Gabbana's statement-making clutches were printed with Reinaissance-like depictions of angels and floral arrangements.
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Classic doctor-style bags were a key theme on the runways this season. At Lanvin, the quintessential little-black-bag was finished with a brass frame and short straps.
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Prada gave their doctor bags a playful, '70s look with bold geometric patterns and loud color treatments.
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At Marni, doctor bags were finished with cool cut-out details and Art Deco finishes.
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Miu Miu's practical take on the doctor bag featured a slightly elongated shape (allowing extra room for those schlepping laptops or iPads back and forth to work).
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Similarly, Dries Van Noten showed a structured black bag with a longer, more functional design.
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High-impact and often more affordable than a large handbag, clutches have become increasingly important both on the runway and in stores. Gaultier's statement-making "graffiti" bags are sure to be a hit among fashion editors next fall.
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Likewise, pillbox clutches shed their old-fashioned look for fall in sleek, metallic shapes. At Fendi, a clean brass shape was finished with a stark white border.
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Pillbox clutches also showed up on the Lanvin runway, finished with tiny black crystals and basket weave detailing.
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Bold, statement-making jewelry continues to be an important trend on and off the runway. Neon cuffs finished with spikes and elaborately arranged crystals added extra "oomph" to Blumarine's wild fall '12 collection.
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Modern tubular necklaces in metal and lucite added an artsy appeal to Dries Van Noten's bright, printed looks.
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The bold choker trend from this spring continued through to the fall season. Gaultier added a new twist to the trend with "two-tier" chokers in matte black.
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Much buzzed-about jewelry designer, Delfina Delletrez, created glamorous gold jewelry for Kenzo's fall '12 collection.
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From a distance, the wild earrings at Louise Gray had the appearance of solid gold. Upon closer inspection, one can see that each loop is fashioned from shiny gold sequins and pink beads.
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At Missoni, exaggerated crystals set in colorful were suspended on perfectly round chains.
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By contrast, Rochas' long, mixed-media chains were dripping with funky geometric shapes and metal bars.
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As usual, Balenciaga knocked it out of the park for fall with super-strappy heels in contrasting colors and textures.
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Blumarine's technicolor "hologram" booties were some of the most memorable of the season, complete with Velcro closures and sneaker-like detailing.
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Carven's clunky fall shoes featured heavy platforms and sloping, cut-out details.
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Chanel's frost-bitten fall shoes were finished with ice-like crystals and colorful, see-through lucite heels.
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Chloe's classic, chunky-heeled pumps came in a range of buttery leathers and were finished with a dainty strap at the ankle.
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Likewise, Christopher Kane's cool leather sandals had a practical appeal on the catwalk.
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Of course, more outlandish footwear was still in ample supply. At Dolce & Gabbana, elaborate, tapestry-like florals were used on everything from the ready-to-wear to these heeled boots.
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In the same vein, Louise Gray complemented her kooky, geometric-print pieces with complimenting black-and-white boots.
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Erdem managed to give black lace booties a punk rock edge with splashes of neon paint.
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Similarly, Fendi put a modern spin on old-fashioned Victorian footwear with strong shades of crimson, black and white.
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We loved the way Gaultier's chunky-heel pumps contrasted disco-ready metallics with soft, watercolor-like detailing.
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Gucci's strappy patent sandals were pure "vixen," with a flirty peep-toe and razor sharp heel.
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If only Jonathan Saunders' quirky, colorful platform sandals would hit stores in time for the warm weather this week.
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Louis Vuitton reinterpreted classic mary janes sandals with burgundy patent leather and pops of gold.
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Clog-like python booties at Miu Miu added a textural contrast to retro floral prints and geometric patterns.
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At McQueen, futuristic footwear was furbished with everything from feathers and fur to tassels and fringe.
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Chic sunglasses got plenty of runway play this season. At Carven, classic WWII-style aviators got a fresh new look.
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In the same vein, Gucci's ovesized shades had a vintage, '70s look.
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Fendi's forward-thinking sunnies were executed in wide, cat-eye shapes and left rimless along the top.
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Marni's elaborate bug-eye shades added a retro flare to the pared-down silhouettes.
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