New York boutique Bess started out as a place where stylists and edgy fashionistas went to pick up studded leather jackets or lace-up boots and then came Alexander Wang and Erin Wasson and the return of the nineties and, well, OAK--and all of sudden, Bess blew up. Now, Bess has a full range for Spring 09 including tie-dyed shawls and worn-thin printed tanks, and the buyers who visit OAK showroom are snatching them up. Studs are everywhere, from mass market stores to the Paris runways and Bess couldn't have been better rewarded for their longtime dedication to the embellishment du jour. These studded moccasins (left) were our favorite from the Spring 09 collection, and we're sure we'll see them on chicsters paired with ripped denim shorts, boyfriend t-shirts, and unbrushed hair come summer.
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