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Elementary, my dear Watson

MARCH 21ST, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson

We have mad respect for the masters of reinvention – Madonna, Lady Gaga and now Ashley Watson.

The Vancouver designer transforms vintage jackets into on-trend leather goods, which means big-shouldered eighties bombers can find new life as chic arm candy.

Our pick for spring? Ashley Watson's buckle wallet. Like all of her pieces, it is one-of-a-kind and bears some imprint of its previous incarnation, whether a seam or a button or a badass attitude. And because it’s made of eco-friendly repurposed leather, it’s green, no matter what colour you choose.

From $310 at