DKNY is a lower end line of products produced by the more exclusive Donna Karan New York fashion brand that began in 1989. Their primary focus is clothing but they naturally branched into accessories including watches.
The main selling point of DKNY watches is their wide assortment of specialized and unique bracelet style watches for women. These pieces elegantly combine functionality with beauty to produce watches that can easily double as great looking jewelry.
DKNY is very heavily focused on women’s watches which given their specialty makes sense. They excel at the watch/jewelry combination pieces which you don’t find in mens watches. Some pieces achieve the jewelry look through mimicking the design of typical bracelet jewelry while others include small crystals for the glittery effect common in jewelry.
The do offer a few models of mens watches but keep the designs much more standard than some of their unique womens watches.
They also offer an unusually wide assortment of ceramic based watches. If this is your preferred material for a watch, then DKNY is a great place to start.
Stainless steel watch models are also abundant as expected and they even have some cheaper plastic-based models but do not have much selection for leather watches.
The average retail price for DKNY watches is on the lower side at about $150, with models ranging from $85 up to around $300.
Designer watches like this are primarily bought for their look and not expected to last more than a couple years. This makes the value more attractive than comparable quality designer and fashion brands which typically charge at least 50% more on average.
These watches can work excellent as dress and casual wear pieces with some models acceptable for business wear as well. It is not recommended to use these watches as active wear however. And if you plan on using the watch every day, you should expect to treat it relatively carefully to ensure you get the most out of it. Don’t expect these watches to be able to take much beating up.
DKNY Watches Review Summary
What makes these watches perfect for you?
1. You are looking for an elegant and classy womens watch
2. You prefer watches that double and beautiful jewelry
3. You want a wide selection of unique and specialized watch bracelets
DKNY Watch Buying Guide
We have researched all the available DKNY watches to bring you our top recommendations for both mens and womens watches.
We have selected the following based on a combination of popularity, ratings and uniqueness in style.