Alice and Olivia Purses Debut

The People Behind the Brand

Alice + Olivia is known for its contemporary women’s clothing. First designed by founder Stacey Bendet, the company has grown into an international phenomenon.

Alice + Olivia specializes in producing the exuberant girlishness that has delightfully defined their brand over the years. After all these years, this company has produced dresses, accessories, and all kinds of fashion items. However, one thing was missing: a line of handbags.

This is a gap in the brand’s product line that could not be ignored, so for the first time in the company’s history, they are releasing a line of Spring handbags for 2013. This line of handbags is finally online for ordering.

What really sets this line away from the rest is that most of the bags are rendered in printed calf hair, which is reserved for pricier designs. This is great for the bargain buyer because even with this highly coveted calf hair none of the bags exceed $600.

These bags are stylish, chic, and full of personality. Here are three of the hand bags from the new line that are must sees for you and the fashionistas in your life.

1. Olivia Bag- This black and white bag oozes class and style. It is sure to be a favorite among fashion lovers every where. You may have heard of one of them: Gwenyth Paltrow. She was spotted sporting this chain-strap bag on multiple occasions.

2. Sequined Clutch– This is as beautiful as it is bold. This bag comes of out the classic philosophy of Alice and Olivia’s signature floral designs that have been so popular in their signature party dresses.
3. Olivia Bag in Blue Snakeskin– This bag dons a classic shape but a daring cobalt blue shade. This sharp color is very versatile and is perfect for casual denim wear as well as chic dresses for dinner parties or a night at the club.

More Reasons to Love this Company

If the unique designs weren’t enough to hook you, maybe the designer behind the brand is. Alice + Olivia is truly a under dog story. Once a fledgling start up it has grown into a 50 million dollar brand including a men’s line and a children’s line since the companies launch at Barney’s in 2002.

Today, the collection is sold in more than 800 stores around the world in such brand name stores as Scoop, Bloomingdale’s, Saks, and Harrods. Many celebrities don items from Alice + Olivia. Some of the big Hollywood names are Angelina Jolie, Nikki Reed, Mena Suvari, Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The company’s creative vision is led by Stacey Bendet who designs the women’s and children’s line, in addition to operating a shoe line for Payless. She has been on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed for two years running. With all that she still has time to raise her two children with her husband Eric Eisner. The happy family resides in New York City.

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