Established in 1968 as a joint venture with famed fashion guru Gunther Oppenheim, the eponymous Anne Klein label is credited as being the first brand to pioneer the concept of the "bridge-line". In creating Anne Klein II, the label made designer fashion available to those with less to spend, while still maintaining superior quality when compared to more 'budget' lines. Designer Charles Nolan was hired in 2001 to revive Anne Klein's image as a hipper, fashion-forward brand. The Anne Klein accessories range features elegant wallets, scarves and watches. Scarves boast bold patterns such as florals and chevrons; wallets have stylish animal-print and gold-toned finishes; while bold leather-strap and bracelet watches make a style statement.