Some footwear and accessory brands slap a harness on a product and call it equestrian; luxury handbag line Dressage likes to put a little more thought into it. With meticulous attention to detail and artistry, each piece is a nod to the prestigious sport it takes its name from: a braided handle harkens back to a braided mane; straps recall bridle halters; the interior lining is the same red as that of a first place rosette.
Ecco may be based in Denmark but it’s expanding accessories collection is establishing the brand beyond its comfort and sports shoe roots stateside. “Over the past two to three years our expansion from shoe leathers into leather goods has been a huge priority for the organization,” says Lindsay Campbell, head of Ecco’s accessories division. In fact, she notes that much of its leather–nearly half–is sold to external customers beyond shoes. “The thought was that if we can sell these great leathers to great brands around the world then we must be doing something really unique ourselves.”