Readers' Choice Winners for Best in Accessories
Votes have been cast for Best Jewelry Line, Best Watch Line, Best Leathergoods Line, Best Department Store/boutique and Best Clothing Designer. The Luxist Readers' Choice Award Winners are all leaders in their respective fields.
Harry Winston is the Readers' Choice Award Winner for Best Jewelry Line. Ever since Harry Winston draped actress Jennifer Jones in diamonds at the Oscars more than half a century ago, the jewelry company has been synonymous with glamour and fame. From the legacy of Hope Diamond to the sparkle of the red carpet, Winston diamonds have become an icon of international glamour.
The Readers' Choice Award Winner for the Best Watch Line is IWC. With a deep connection to functionally themed luxury sport watches, IWC rejects an approach to watch making that focuses on form over function. In recent years according to one poll, IWC, has risen to be considered the top luxury watch brand among wealthy Americans. Frequently sighted on the wrists of athletes to actors and bankers, the wide adoption of IWC watches proves that watch lovers want timepieces with utilitarian roots.
The Readers' Choice Award Winner for the Best Leathergoods Line is Hermes. Paris-based Hermes, which was founded nearly two centuries ago, is one of the world's most sought-after luxury brands. Known for its hand-crafted leathergoods, Hermes sells its goods through boutiques sprinkled throughout posh enclaves throughout the world.
Harrods is the Readers' Choice Winner in the Best Department Store/Boutique category. With over one million square feet of selling space and more than 330 departments, Harrods is one of the largest stores in the world. On busy days, some 300,000 shoppers visit the London-based store, serviced by a staff of 5,000 people from 50 different countries. Harrods was also a finalist for in our Best Gourmet Grocer/Food Hall category.
Chanel is the Readers' Choice Winner in the Best Clothing Designer category. Known for its sumptuous handbags, elegant dresses, and, of course, the interlocking "C" logo, Chanel has been one of the first names in fashion for nearly 100 years.