Twin brothers Shane and Shawn Ward have made the leap from shoes to handbags last spring with a patent shoulder bag in red and black. Now they are readying to unveil a fuller collection for fall. The expanded Shane & Shawn handbag line, which is set to retail for between $198 and $455, includes a hobo bag, travel duffle and three styles of messenger bags. The inaugural bag, the Strappy, is inspired by multistrap gladiator sandals and retails for $425. It is currently available at Shaneandshane.com.
Australia Love Collective is moving on up. The high-end sheepskin boot company is taking on a new moniker for fall — Australia Luxe Collective —and will unveil a new logo, packaging and branding perspective. Beginning with the first ship of the season, Australia Luxe Collective will arrive in a retooled black case with literature about the line. The collection retails for $265 to $495 at high-end boutiques in 25 countries, and includes booties and tall boots embellished with rabbit and fox fur, faux fur and shearling.