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Whip Out Your Wallet For The New Wren x Clare Vivier Collab!

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    Sometimes a collab comes along that's so seamless and unique, it’s like the fashion fusion was fate (or at least we’d like to think so). Well, that’s precisely how we felt when we learned that Wren and Clare Vivier were teaming up. Clare’s bright, timeless clutches continually top our wish list, and we’re mega-fans of Melissa Coker's sophisticated styles. Like we said, a perfect pairing.

    Naturally, we're thrilled that the two local ladies (and friends) are back at it again. This time, to craft totes that are simply...out of this world. And the limited edition line isn’t just easy on the eyes. Made from Wren’s production remnants — it boasts earth-friendly materials, making for cute, eco-conscious styles.

    "It was fun to work together again. Melissa's celestial print is so pretty, I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. I'm happy we were able to make it work as a bag," Clare told us. Um, we have our wallets out already. And it’s a good thing because the totes are a two-for-one deal. They feature one beautiful vegetable-tanned leather side, but on the flip side you see a fun astro-print purse. "From start to finish, this project was very organic. Clare and I knew we wanted to work together again, so for this season, we explored more ways to incorporate eco-friendly aspects without compromising the design," Melissa explained.

    Have a look at the glossy images featuring actress Allison Miller, shot by the adorable Jeana Sohn of Closet Visit. The must-have bags launch today on Wren's and Clare Vivier's sites, and are available for $350. Get ‘em quick because these babies are gonna disappear like shooting stars.

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