Take one look at Clare Vivier's line of
stylish handbags, and you just know she has impeccable taste. While
L.A. has been generating more and more buzz on the fashion scene as of
has been a constant presence out here since she
founded her locally made label in 2008. "I
think the quality and level of designers and brands in the city has
continued to grow," she says. "I think people are paying
more attention to Los Angeles... It's quite an
With two Clare V. stores in Los
Angeles and one in New York, Vivier's fourth retail location opens today in West Hollywood. But, despite all her success,
she remains humble and is quick to give credit to others. "I've grown a team of great people whom I love to be around
and come to work with every day," she says. "They're so passionate about
do, and it keeps me thriving to keep growing."
Luckily for Angelenos, the designer's innate sense of style also translates to top-notch L.A. recs. And, Clare was more than willing to dole out her local secrets. From where
she finds inspiration to her favorite beauty shop, read on for Vivier's perfect picks.