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Gucci Gold-Plated Leather Cuff: Golden Handcuffs

Even though I can pretty much only wear one at once without looking like I’m doing my best Wonder Woman impersonation, I can never get enough cuffs. I already cherish my collection of Hermès and Givenchy cuffs; now Gucci has lured me in.

Their recent nod to Art Deco, paying homage to the classic flick Metropolis, is embodied in this very cool black leather cuff. The hinged gold-plated pyramids, set on three jigsaw-esque panels, look utilitarian – and that’s what’s appealing about them. However, this chunky trifecta of hardware is just for looks. There is an easy, even delicate tab-fastener at the back which mellows out all the metal. The beauty of a heavily accented cuff is that it functions as a statement piece and your ensemble’s focal point, while simultaneously allowing you to pile on other jewels to your heart’s content. Layer away! At Net-a-Porter for $1,295

Pair with: Since I simply can’t carry a Givenchy Obsedia bag with an all too coordinating cuff, I’ll take advantage of Gucci’s contrast and carry the new colorblock clutch, a surprisingly soft combination of brown and royal blue. At Barneys New York for $1,375.



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