February 11, 2010 New York
A partnership with Saga led to the label's first foray into furs, and the results were characteristically assured. A cropped mink poncho in deep burnt sienna stood out for its clean geometry, while the raccoon trim on a double wool-crepe cape with an enormous hood gave an all-black look the perfect lift.
Fake fur and faux leather were put to good use, too, as part of Lee's strategy to offer pieces at a variety of price points; they held their own among their 100 percent genuine counterparts. Still, when it comes to shopping time, the real-deal baggy leather basketball shorts and the wool culottes with leather insets could prove too charming to resist.