10 London Accessory Brands You'll Love

Clothes may make the man woman, but accessories make the outfit. Yes, we know you're head-over-heels for a Mulberry ‘Cara’ bag and Christopher Kane carryall. A gorgeous pair of Kirkwoods will send you into a fit of revelry. Oh, and there’s that second wardrobe you had to purchase just to house your collection of scarves, belts, and Shrimps faux-fur clutches.
Let’s face it: You’re accessory obsessed. And, with that in mind, we'd like to turn your attention to 10 London-based brands that may not yet be on your radar — but totally should be. Discover the next Sophia Webster. Source sunnies that you'll wear all year ‘round. Adorn yourself in hats and scarves from the city's brightest young talents. Most important, throw your sartorial support behind some emerging labels that are destined to be the next big things (if we have anything to say about it). Dare we say you're going to need a third wardrobe?
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Sleek, stark, and impossibly stylish, Dorateymur heels — designed by Turkish-born, London-based Dora Teymur — are the shoes every style savant wants on her feet. We saw mules all over the fall 2014 runways, so bagging a pair of white-leather or leopard-print Munises seems like a no-brainer.

Dorateymur Munise Mule, £520, available at Celestine Eleven.
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Dorateymur Salike Heel, £485, available at Celestine Eleven.
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La Carioca
Scarf designer Ange Marie was born in Brazil, raised in Paris, and now calls London home. Her muses range from kitty cats to Alice in Wonderland, and the resulting designs are simultaneously playful and sophisticated. Snap up one of the lovely styles, printed in Como, Italy, and wrap yourself up in a bit of whimsy.

La Carioca Cards Scarf, £40, available at Wolf & Badger.
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La Carioca Alice Pink Scarf, £115, available at Wolf & Badger.
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Leutton Postle
Like us, you've no doubt been swept away by Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle's inventive knitwear line. As much as we love a wild jumper, we're especially smitten with the Central Saint Martins grads' irresistible bags. As with their main line, the accessories line is all about the jolts of colour and reach-out-and-touch-it textures, with PVC, plastic, and neon galore. Arm candy, indeed.

Leutton Postle Multi Plastic Quilted Clutch, £220, available at Avenue 32.
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Leutton Postle Panel Shoulder Bag, £68, available at Bengt Fashion.
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Photo: Courtesy of Penmayne of London.
Penmayne of London
The legal world's loss is your wardrobe's gain. After leaving her job as a solicitor, Claire Howeson launched a line of fur-felt fedoras and trilbies for women in 2013. Shaped in Luton and hand-finished in Battersea, these tasteful toppers are sure to hold up against those London showers. We think they look rather smart, no?

Penmayne of London Amber Trilby, £265, available at Wolf & Badger.
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Penmayne of London Willow Fedora, £269, available at Wolf & Badger.
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Larke Optics
Made in Britain? Yep. Functional and fabulous? You bet. Larke's unisex frames are crafted and polished by hand, and are unlikely to snap the second you (accidentally) sit on them like the mug you are. Style options range from clear to safari to smoke, guaranteeing you'll be stocking up on more than one pair.

Larke Optics Gill Frames in Caramel, £275, available at Larke.
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Larke Optics Gill Frames in Horn, £275, available at Larke.
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Joanne Stoker
A graduate of Cordwainers in London, Joanne Stoker already has a collaboration with Dune under her belt, not to mention an impressive pile of awards. Nicholas Kirkwood devotees will no doubt fall for her statuesque platform heels, quirky stripes, and playful prints. We sure have.

Joanne Stoker Platform Open Toe Pump, £413, available at Farfetch.
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Joanne Stoker Mambo Kid Slingback, £252, available at Farfetch.
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Joanna Pybus
If you love the wackiness of Shrimps and Giles Deacon, make some room in your wardrobe for Joanna Pybus' fuzzy wares. The London designer's pop style shows up on everything from furry, googly-eyed clutches and iPhone covers to neon outerwear and even nail art. You know you want to play.

Joanna Pybus Croc Monster Clutch Bag, £60, available at Etsy.
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Joanna Pybus Black Eye Print iPhone 4 Case, £20, available at Etsy.
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Dinu Bodiciu
Born in Romania and a 2011 graduate of the London College of Fashion, Dinu Bodiciu is that rare milliner who doesn't seem to care about Ascot. And, with fans like Lady Gaga, he doesn't need to. His latest collection, "Frozen Orchids," features periwinkle caps adorned with pom-poms and perspex bands. Needless to say, we're totally on board.

Dinu Bodiciu Cap, £112, available soon at Not Just a Label.
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Dinu Bodiciu Cap, £90, available soon at Not Just a Label.
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Finlay & Co.
You've owned a million pairs of sunglasses, but have any of them been crafted out of actual wood? We're thinking not. Inspired by classic British design, Finlay & Co. use a variety of sleek hardwood tones for a rustic twist. Frames can be custom engraved for an extra £40. The best part? These shades are no longer just for men.

Finlay & Co. Thurloe Ebony Frames, £220, available at Finlay & Co.
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Finlay & Co. Bosworth Zebrano Frames, £105, available at Finlay & Co.
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Claire Gaudion
Now that the weather might actually allow us to start transitioning out of our wool scarves, Claire Gaudion's lovely lightweight versions are presenting a tempting alternative. The Guernsey-born accessories designer specialises in silk scarves emblazoned with illustrations and geometric prints, many of which are inspired by the English coast.

Claire Gaudion Lihou Scarf, £145, available at Claire Gaudion.
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Claire Gaudion Vazon Silk Square Scarf, £130, available at Claire Gaudion.