When it comes to quintessential NYC brands, Alice + Olivia is kind of the label, at least in our minds. Whether it's the company's awesomely girly headquarters, the designer's deliciously over-the-top style, or the so-fun prints-on-prints-on-prints, we always find ourselves lusting. But, we had one major gripe — the line was always lacking a crucial element. Handbags, of course!
Thank the fashion Gods that A + O has truly come full circle with the introduction of its first-ever arm candy collection. The line debuts this February, and already counts Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan (seriously!). Plus, the pieces range in price from $295 to $645, which is a refreshing alternative to today's four figure It bag world. Each bag was inspired by designer Stacey Bendet herself, to fill the void in her oh-so-busy life. "I just felt ready to accessorize," says Bendet. "Really it was about the bags I want at different points of my week — to work, to lunch, to a party and, of course, to the airport with the kids!"
Naturally, we've got a first look at the choice carryalls — from colorful totes to cute clutches — so you can check out all the Alice + Olivia awesomeness for yourself.
Photo: Courtesy of Alice + Olivia