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Their Favorite Things: Veridis on Capitol Hill

Leather, and leather-like, is an on-going trend that fits like a glove

October 12, 2009


Five outta five fashion experts agree: Leather is back in a big way, and not just for fall and winter. An investment this season in a dracula-meets-drapery leather jacket or some leather-like leggings — particularly those that manage to look ladylike and tough-as-nails within the same outfit — will take you far. Mark our words.

At Veridis, owner/buyer Stephanie Bohn is a spirited example of these leather-crazy authorities. She reports that the material, and some fine fakes, make up her favorite looks for fall (she’s in good company; Neiman Marcus’s Ken Downing told me the same thing this summer).

When I visited her last week, she pointed me toward four key pieces: a gray jacket, a pair of leggings in what has become one of my favorite neutral shades, a pair of leather-like leggings, and some treated jeans that have a leather-like look. You can check them out in the slideshow here.

If you’ve got leather on the brain, you should also check out the leggings in our fall fashion editorial.


Favorite Things is all about picking the brains of the folks who curate some of the best collections in town, and “shopping” without leaving your laptop. For more, follow these links:

RetroSuperFuture sunglasses

Sustainable lighting

Outerwear for men with a stylish, cinematic edge

Chie Mahara boots in my other favorite neutral

Denim shirts for him — or, for her to steel from him

Giant European leather bags

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