STEWART/STAND Spring 2013 Minimalist Accessories

Last week I had the opportunity to stop by NYIGF and meet Paul Stewart-Stand, designer of the STEWART/STAND stainless steel accessories line. Originally a minimalist men’s accessory line, STEWART/STAND has recently begun producing women’s clutches and zip wallets.

STEWART/STAND’s signature material is industrial grade stainless steel fabric, which has a sharp, futuristic look but is surprisingly soft, lightweight and pliable. Eco-friendly and sustainable, most STEWART/STAND accessories are made with at least 85% recycled materials. The stainless steel accessories also come with the benefit of securing personal information stored in radio-frequency identification chips. Near field communication tap-and-go credit cards use RFID technology to store personal data, as well as all U.S. passports issued from August 2007 onwards– including mine, issued in early 2008.

The STEWART/STAND Clutch/Wristlet, my personal favorite piece in the collection.

Interesting use of texture! My second favorite piece in the collection.

Though the beautiful woven clutch is out of my budget, the men’s accessory line starts at just $20.50 and includes many gift options for anyone who appreciates good design and functionality. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Designer Paul Stewart-Stand at the STEWART/STAND NYIGF booth.

STEWART/STAND is located in DUMBO at 141-A Front Street (between Jay and Pearl). Take a trip to the store and have a stroll through my old stomping grounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park (you won’t regret it) or visit on the web: