In the Mood for INDIGO

Playing it safe in tough times, designers turn to classic navy blue for bags, boots and baubles that are sure to endure

MIDNIGHT MADNESS Under an austere light, dark suede and shiny snakeskin reveal their true colors. This page: GUCCI python bag, $4,700 (Gucci boutiques, 800-456-7663) Opposite page: HERMES Tentation boots, $2,050 (Herm├Ęs boutiques, 800-441-4488) Styled by Sharon Ryan for Halley Resources Market editor: Mengly Taing

TANGLED UP AND BLUE Accessories get polished or demolished this season, in slick patent or soft, crushable leather. This page: VERSACE double-platform pumps, $800 (Versace boutiques, 888-721-7219) Opposite page: TOD'S D Bag, $1,495 (Tod's boutiques, 800-457-TODS); SALVATORE FERRAGAMO clutch, $1,290 (Salvatore Ferragamo, New York City, 212-757-3822)

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