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Brands to Know | 1 Per Diem

1 Per Diem is a handbag and jewelry line created by Philippines-born designer Vanessa Espinosa. After a career in diplomacy in Washington, D.C., Espinosa relocated to New York in 2005 to pursue more creative endeavors.
After graduating from FIT, she gained experience in various sectors of the industry, working for various brands including Comme des Garcons and Issey Miyake.
Inspired by city living and wanderlust, Espinosa designed a line that is both functional and timeless, going for an aesthetic that’s a perfect balance of “rustic-luxe”. With handbags created from the finest Italian leather and jewelry made from industrial materials including leather, copper, and brass, 1 Per Diem encompasses both the primitiveness and uniqueness of New York City Streets.
Below is the 2011-2012 Fall/Winter Collection

Crosby, $1180

Bowery, $725

La Fayette, $885

Mercer, $540

Bond, $450-$595

Varick, $825

Essex, $395


Nugget Wrap Ring, $105
Nugget 2-Finger Ring, $105

No. 1 Chain Bracelet, $185

No. 1 Chain Necklace, $265

Chain 2-Finger Ring, $110

Open Cuff, $44-$120

Geometric Square Bangle, $105-$120

Wrap Cuff, $110-$162

Weeping Willow Necklace, $250
My top picks? The Essex tote, Bond clutch, Open Cuff, and the Weeping Willow Necklace. I love statement jewelry that packs a punch and handbags that can go the distance. Anything from this collection would pair well with a leather jacket, denim, or as a great accessory to add texture to your look.
Visit http://www.1perdiem.com/ to shop the collection, and learn more about this emerging brand.
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