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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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.

  • Guinevere zipper coil ring, $42, at

  • Andrea Valentini zipper cuff, $85, at

  • Julianne Hough for Sole Society Makenna heels, $70, at

  • iHip tangle-free zippered earbuds, $11, at

  • BCBG Max Azria Inlay zipper cuff, $68, at

  • Cuffitt zipper cufflinks, $40, at

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

  • Alexander Wang x Linda Farrow zipper-frame sunglasses, $254, at

  • Josh Jakus zip tie, $65, at

  • 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,

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

  • Vans Section denim wallet, $26, at

  • ZipperJewelry bow bracelet, $39, at

  • Michael Michael Kors Naomi zipper clutch, $248, at

  • Blu Bijoux zipper ring, $12, at

  • Jessica Simpson Leaf Collection heart necklace, $21, at

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

  • BCBG Max Azria Inlay zipper necklace, $68, at

  • Photograph: Marty Crosley

    Double-zipping bracelet, $12, at

  • Karl Lagerfeld stainless-steel studded leather double-strap watch, $295, at

Guinevere zipper coil ring, $42, at

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