Columbia College Chicago’s annual Story Week Festival of Writers takes place this month (March 16-21). In honor of the featured readings, writing workshops, performances, and more, and as an ode to upcoming spring fashion trends, we round up seven smart accessories, inspired by the writers flocking to the city.
Bright Ideas notebook, Smythson ($60). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700. Meisterstuck solitare carbon and steel classique fountain pen, Montblanc ($1,070). Montblanc, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-943-1200
Writing’s most fundamental duo—paper and pen—gets a fashionable upgrade with a bold notebook from Smythson and a timeless fountain pen from Montblanc. Channel the great storytellers of our time as you record your brightest ideas.
Gregory Peck RX, Oliver Peoples ($340). Oliver Peoples, 941 N. Rush St., 312-266-9000
Inspired by the frames that Gregory Peck wore in To Kill a Mockingbird, the movie rendition of one of the greatest stories ever told, these glasses are available in three variations of tortoiseshell.
As the art of reading and writing advances into the tech sphere, local company Stache & Hyde is making sure to keep up. This chic, 70s-inspired iPad case offers the perfect way to tote electronics to your favorite quiet workspace.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman, Sara Jane Mnookin ($35). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900. Feather bookmark, Kosha ($68). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700
Style and literature seamlessly come together in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman, a collection of stories from the likes of Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, and more. Mark your page with a stainless steel feather bookmark.
The epitome of sophistication for the sartorial man, Burberry’s embossed check briefcase is perfect for stowing files, laptops, iPads, and more. Carry it to and from the office or use it to pack essentials for a weekend getaway.