200+ Bracelets: Who Has The Best-Dressed Wrists In NYC?

You know how we bag stalk, hair stalk, and shoe stalk? Well, confession central: We also have a bit of a wrist fetish. Don't get dirty now, this ain't sexual. Really there's nothing cooler than a well, err, stacked wrist, one that’s loaded with bangles, cool friendship bracelets, charms, an oversized watch...you get the picture. To change it up a bit, we're saying, "1, 2, 3, 4, we declare a wrist war!" Here's the dealio: We're officially starting a chic competition, pitting everyone from Teen Vogue's Accessories Director to Andrew Mukamal against each other in this this fashion face-off. Who's the victor? We're calling on you to negotiate a truce, so click through to see our snaps of these wrist warriors. You ready, peace-maker?
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Shiona Turini, Accessories Director, Teen Vogue

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
"Two engraved bangles from my mom that I got at 16 (I NEVER take them off).
Giles bangle with initials
Louis Vuitton Sprouse bangle
Fenton multi-ID bracelet and Fenton cuff
Mary Kate Steinmiller friendship bracelet"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"When my mom gave me my bracelets, I was a brat and said, 'I don't wear gold.' She wears an arm full of bracelets and bangles, and you can hear her jingle and jangle from a mile away. I asked her for some and she reminded me of how ungrateful I was when I was 16, but gave them back to me. I haven't taken them off since."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Do you!"
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Alan Eckstein, Designer, Timo Weiland

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
"Burkman Bros.
Ruby Kobo"

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Once they fall off, they're gone forever. Try to mix as much healthy color as possible. Bracelets should be fun!"
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Andrew Mukamal, Stylist, Seventeen

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"Vintage
CC Style
Hermes"

Right wrist:
"Fenton Fallon
A vintage silver bracelet
vintage gold bracelet
Hermes slack two wrap
Hermes silver cuff"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"The vintage ones are all my father's. They mean everything to me."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"You can never O.D. on Hermes."
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Catrinel Ardeus, Director of Sales, Monique Péan

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"A selection of naturally-shed buffalo horn and fossilized woolly mammoth, with conflict- and devastation-free black and white diamonds and 18-karat recycled rose gold. Also, a combination of vintage ebony and hand-carved scrimshaw beads with sustainable gray Tahitian pearls and diamond bead bracelets—available at Barneys!"

Right arm:
"Cartier Love bracelet and two bracelets given to me when I was 13 years old. The red Tamy Brand bracelet wards off negative energy and I never take it off!"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"I wear each bracelet on my right arm at ALL times. Four of them I haven't taken off in 10 years...at least!"

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"I constantly change up the Monique Péan bracelets, bangles, and cuffs I wear on my left arm, and I'm never without at least 10 on at any given time. The more the better! I say have fun; mix and match bangles with link bracelets, and you're ready for anything! Arm candy central!"
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Charlene Chang, Refinery29 Reserve Partnership Manager

Where is each bracelet from?
"The multi-beaded colored bracelets are a mix from H&M and Mark on both sides of my watch.
Lollapalooza festival bracelet.
Rose gold Michael Kors watch"

Any great stories behind them?
"I still had my Lollapalooza festival bracelet on from the past weekend (because it was such an epic time with great friends, great bands, and a great time in Chicago! It was put on so tightly so that it wouldn't fall out when I was jamming out hardcore!"

Any tricks or tips for layering bracelets? "Don't overdo it, keep to 3-4 styles, and the amount of bracelets are key! If you have small wrists like I do, you don't always have to use every single bracelet that comes in a set."
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Charlotte Brennan, Designer

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"Gas Bijoux
Helen Ficalora x3
Colette x3
Phillipe Audibert
Cartier
Colette
Gas Bijoux
Unknown
Gas Bijouz x3
Zadig + Voltaire
Cartier Watch
Gas Bijoux x2
Unknown
Gas Bijoux
Unknown"

Right arm:
"Chan Luu
Gas Bijoux
Chan Luu
Gas Bijoux
Cartier x2
Unknown x2
LaCountrie"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"Every one has a meaning behind them, from who bought them for me, to where they were bought. They explain who I am and why I do what I do!"

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Separate them via style to make each one pop out!"
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Emily Coppock, VP of Marketing, Lacoste

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
"Turquoise Stones, Flea Market find in Brooklyn
Onyx Beads, Buddhist Temple in Taipei, Taiwan
Silver intrecciato bangle from a friend at Bottega Veneta
Gray string and rhinestone, Poppy Boutique
Silver hook bracelet, St. John (Virgin Islands)
Gold bar with diamond, Bleeker Street
Tiny gold star, by Iowana Ludyga
Gold chain woven on red string, by Iowana Ludyga
String friendship bracelets, Left Bank Boutique, Paris
White enamel 'H,' Hermes"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"The silver hook bracelet is from my first vacation with my now husband in St. John—still my favorite and most-cherished trip. The onyx beads bracelet is from my favorite Buddhist temple in Taipei where I grew up. It's a piece of home for me and gives me a feeling of peace and protection. It was taken and prayed for by all the monks in the temple, across all the gods' alters...So I'm covered."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Always mix materials, colors, glam vs. rock, hard vs. soft, ect...More is more. Don't be afraid. Don't match. Pile it on! Most importantly, wear pieces that have meaning to you so that each has a story and reminds you of a moment in time. Then, it doesn't matter how you wear it."
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Isabelle Rancier, Designer, Refinery29

Where are your bracelets from?
"Miansai cuff from Bird in Brooklyn
$10 Casio from one of those weird wholesale stores on the stretch of Broadway between 20th and 30th streets
Tricolor bracelet from a shuttered Colombian store in Soho
Purple bracelet from Babel Fair
Multi-colored friendship bracelet was a birthday gift from a friend—he gave my sister and boyfriend the exact same for their b-days.
The white bracelet is from Madewell."

Any great stories behind them?
"The Miansai cuff is my absolute favorite accessory in the world—I wear it every day. It's originally a men's piece and is basically a fancy handcuff, fastening with a screwpost. I consider my tattoo an accessory: It's a little owl perched on a branch. I got it six years ago and it bears no special significance. The owl is actually a good friend's elementary school mascot. Let's say it was a youthful gesture."

Tricks or tips for layering?
"I like a good chaotic armful. I think the key however is to make sure they are pretty snug on your wrist, so they aren't all overlapping and piling up on top of one another."
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Jace Lipstein, Creative Director of Grungy Gentleman and Men's Fashion Director of SINGER22

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"All Burkman Bros and a few are Burkman Bros x SINGER22"

Right arm:
"Miansai
Miansai
Burkman Bros x SINGER22 x3
Miansai"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"I always support my boys, so clearly I rock Miansai and Burkman Bros. I'm super stoked that I was able to collaborate on a bunch of colorways with Burkman Bros for SINGER22. We totally have gotten a radical reaction from the styles we created."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"The more bracelets you wear, the more girls you get. It's a proven fact. Kidding."
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Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
"Vintage ID bracelet
Mary Kate Steinmiller bracelet
Tory Burch Orange
Two studded bracelets by Eddie Borgo
Noir pink and black
My mom's vintage Rolex"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"Like at summer camp back in the day, I layer and add to my wrist as the summer goes on."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Colors and textures! Don't overthink the combo."
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Logan Horne, Stylist/Consultant

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Right arm:
"Fallon gold cuff
'Organically Grown' rubber band from a bundle of celery
Bulgari watch
Hermes black double wrap
Silver Hebrew prayer plate, Israel
Chrome Heart ID bracelet with ruby"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"The white rope is actually a strand of mop that fell apart before I even got to use it. The Chrome Hearts was a graduation gift from my parents. The rubber band came from a bunch of celery I got the other day from Whole Foods."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Every one of my bracelets have special memories tied to them. I pick up new pieces throughout my travels, I try to find things that show off my character, and make me smile. I never cut off any of my bracelets, I have to let them fall off on their own."
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Left arm (Logan Horne):
"Curly shoe lace
Tiffany and Co. ID bracelet
Evil-eye beads, Greece
Fallon Spike ID bracelet
Tiny wooden bead and rhinestone bracelet, India
Fenton Feather enamal cuff
Blue seude bracelet made by a friend
Strand of a mop"

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Mark Silver, Partner, FactoryPR

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"YSL
Found on Mykonos
Rolex watch
Marc by Marc Jacobs"

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Right arm (Mark Silver):
"Ransoun
Tateossian
Miansai x3
Tateossian"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"These are my boyfriend bracelets. Mykonos was a gift from my current (and one that I take, always) BF. Miansai from "straight" boyfriend and client, Miansai—Michael Saiger. We work together on Miansai and I am ultra proud of their style and popularity. Tateossian—this was a gift from my ex boyfriend, and reminds me that we are still friends."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Keep gold and silver separate! No white after Labor Day—unless it's a Nantucket bracelet."
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Megan Maguire Steele, Owner of Maguire Steele

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"Burkman Bros friendship bracelets (black and white, hunter green, and grass green)
Grandmother's watch
Carol Marie chain and leather wrap bracelet
Timo Weiland for Roarke NYC bracelet"

Right arm:
"Grandfather's US Navy ID bracelet circa WWII
Diamond bracelet from my mom and dad for my 30th birthday"

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"The bracelets from my family always remind me of them and keep them near. I like to mix fine jewelry, costume jewelry, and woven, ethnic pieces. Burkman Bros friendship bracelets are great for layering because they add vibrant pops of color and texture. It's all about the mix!"
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Peter Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Avenue

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Right arm:
"'Pedro' bracelet from Mexico
Cast of Vices orange leather 'Concert Bracelet'
Burkman Bros blue and white bracelet
Miansai cuff
Green and gold bracelets bought on the street
Orange string bought in India
The evil eye is from Turkey"

Left arm:
"Free City rubber band
Wood beads from a temple in Tokyo
Lia Sophia name plate in pink
Miansai bracelet
Black-painted Rolex
Beads with red string from Bombay, India"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"The orange string was bought on the street in Mumbai from a Hindi. I went back the next day of hiring him to make me hundreds of safety bracelets, but I couldn't find him and I looked for hours. The bracelet cost about 10 cents, so he would have been set for a while. I went to Mumbai with Fern Mallis for Lakme Fashion Week and have never taken this bracelet off. I wash it with Kiehl's soap only."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"My motto is more is more. My bracelets strangle my wrist but like in Brokeback Mountain—'I just can't quit them.' "
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Rachel Strugatz, Accessories News Editor, Women's Wear Daily

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Right arm:
"Noir
Rockstar Jewelry
DANNIJO
Jordan Alexander
Noir x2"

Left arm:
"Gemma Redux
Jordan Alexander
Noir
Jordan Alexander
Ettika x2
Jordan Alexander"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"I wish I had a great story, but I just pile on anything that catches my eye. Somehow, it works."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"More is more is more!"
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Victoria Alexander, Publicist/Writer

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"Swarovski crystals
Heart, Daniel Espinoza (Mexican designer)
Skull, La Voile Rouge St. Tropez
Braces, Lisa Salzer
Gun, Gag et Lou
Egyptian Hawk, from Escape to NY Festival
Silver (don't know name), Russell Simmons Africa Foundation
Montblanc Timewalker watch with crocodile band
Neon, Burkina Fasso Project
Ring by Anndra Neen"

Right arm:
"Moonstone from India
Metal cuff, Anndra Neen
Ring custom from Mexico"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"Have had these [Swarovski crystals] since age 15, love all the colors.
Daniel Espinoza is a popular Mexican jeweler with stores all over Mexico.
The owner of restaurant La Voile Rouge started making these bracelets out of men's shirts and giving them to clients, now they sell them at Colette.
Lisa [Salzer] is a great friend and I love her "Bracedlets" - they are super popular!
Gag et Lou is from Paris and I love all their symbols. This is my gun.
Escape to NY festival rocked! They gave these out night one.
Russell Simmons gave this bracelet to me at one of his Help Africa events. It shows my solidarity for the famine in Africa donating to the Feed Project.
Love this classic Montblanc Timewalker, works with all.
The Burkina Faso Project ones are made out of recycled garbage in Burkina Faso, Africa.
Anndra Neen: Phoebe and Annette are dear friends. We went to high school together in Mexico City."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"Wear color and wear what you love."
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Eleanor Banco, Director of Public Relations and Special Events, Saks Fifth Avenue

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
"Fluorescent, Mary Kate Steinmiller custom bracelet
Red and white friendship bracelet- street vendor in Buenos Aires
Blue thin stone, Fenton Fallon
Giles + Brother
Louis Vuitton black and creme 'Keep It' bracelet
Red with pattern from street vendor in Buenos Aires
Hermes bracelet"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"The Mary Kate Steinmiller bracelet was a special gift from my best girl, Mary Kate who has a bracelet brand.
The Buenos Aires bracelets remind me of a special trip I took to the city, Vimosa. I love how the red has faded in the sea/sun.
The Giles + Brother bracelet—I never take it of, I feel like all of NY has this bracelet.
The Louis Vuitton 'Keep It' was given to me by two close friends when I left Teen Vogue and moved to Saks.
The Hermes I picked up the last time I was at Hermes in Paris."
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Elana Fishman, Credits Editor and Fashion News Assistant, Marie Claire

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:
"DIY'd skull bracelet
Giles + Brother nail cuff I bought as a gift for my sister and have now recouped as a 'permanent loan'
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels friendship bracelet from a recent R29 event!"

Right arm:
"Three Braced-Lets kindly gifted by the lovely Lisa Salzer of WlU Frost at last weekend's escape to a New York festival
Pink and blue friendship bracelet Connie brought me back from her family trip to Mexico"

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?
"I like to divide my bracelets and bangles up by gene! Today, I've got metals and edgier pieces on my left hand, and my colorful 'I'm stil a five-year-old-at-heart' bracelets on my right. Also, if you favor armfuls of chunky bangles but are at your computer keyboard all day, do your coworkers a favor and remove them before any heavy typing. Otherwise, things could get loud."
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Kristian Laliberte, Senior Editor, Refinery29

Where is each bracelet from? (from the hand upward)
Left arm:

"Yellow Bracedlet—a collab between Lisa Salzer and her sister.
Rita & Zia Cross Bracelet
Miansai wrap bracelet
Tateossian bracelet
Miansai hook bracelet
Evil eye bracelet from Mykonos
Cartier charity bracelet
Tiffany & Co. cuff"

Right arm:
"Miansai double wrap rope bracelet
Giles & Brother railroad cuff
Bracedlet
Links of London friendship bracelets
Burberry bracelet"

Any great stories behind the arm candy?
"I bought maybe 10 of those evil eye bracelets in Mykonos when I was there for my 21st birthday. They fall off a lot! This is my very last one, and it's been on my wrist for over two years. I think it still has some work to do.
We were shooting something for R29, and Lisa Salzer (the jeweler behind Lulu Frost), came in carrying a sack full of those Bracedlets. They are the new, way-cooler Silly Bandz.
The black double wrap Miansai was a gift from Michael Saiger, the designer. It was way too big, so he told me to cut it and then burn the end. I cut it way too short, so what you can't see was the slight redness as my circulation is slowing."

Have any tricks or tips for layering bracelets?

"I think seven inches up is as high as you wanna go. I like to color coordinate, but I appreciate a good mix'n'match on others. Also, make sure you know which bracelets you can never take off and those that might start to smell. I'd suggest not wearing a Nantucket braided rope bracelet for more than three weeks."
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