Trend watch: Zipper-adorned accessories and shoes

Zippers aren’t just a functional part of clothing: They’re now adding decorative flair to everything from women’s shoes and jewelry to men’s accessories.

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Guinevere zipper coil ring, $42, at nordstrom.com

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Andrea Valentini zipper cuff, $85, at maxandchloe.com

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Julianne Hough for Sole Society Makenna heels, $70, at solesociety.com

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iHip tangle-free zippered earbuds, $11, at amazon.com

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BCBG Max Azria Inlay zipper cuff, $68, at bcbg.com

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Cuffitt zipper cufflinks, $40, at cuffitt.etsy.com

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Linea Pelle Alex skinny leather belt with zip trim, $99, at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave at 56th St (212-247-1100)

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Alexander Wang x Linda Farrow zipper-frame sunglasses, $254, at 80spurple.com

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Josh Jakus zip tie, $65, at uncommongoods.com

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Claire’s mixed-up colorful zipper drop earrings, set of nine for $15, at Claire’s, 1385 Broadway between 37th and 38th Sts (212-302-6616, claires.com)

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Jeffrey Campbell Big Zipper flats, $90 (normally $110), at singer22.com. Use code “JC25OFF” to receive this discount through May 1.

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Vans Section denim wallet, $26, at shop.vans.com

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ZipperJewelry bow bracelet, $39, at zipperjewelry.etsy.com

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Michael Michael Kors Naomi zipper clutch, $248, at michaelkors.com

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Blu Bijoux zipper ring, $12, at maxandchloe.com

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Jessica Simpson Leaf Collection heart necklace, $21, at qvc.com

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Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All-Star Zip-off Nailhead sneakers, $170, at piperlime.com

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BCBG Max Azria Inlay zipper necklace, $68, at bcbg.com

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Photograph: Marty Crosley

Double-zipping bracelet, $12, at lulus.com

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Karl Lagerfeld stainless-steel studded leather double-strap watch, $295, at macys.com

April 28 is considered National Zipper Day to commemorate the date the fastener was invented in 1917. Fete the occasion by donning these zipper-adorned accessories, jewelry and shoes for men and women. You’ll find convertible sneakers from Piperlime, funky cuffs from BCBG and wool ties from UncommonGoods.

Follow Rachel LeWinter on Twitter: @Rachel_LeWinter

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