Pop Artist Ashley Longshore Enters Accessories With Clutch Collection

  View Gallery — 4   Photos Expect major arm candy with Ashley Longshore’s expansion into clutches. The artist, known for infusing Pop Art images and bold statements reflective of her own unabashed personality, is set to delve into accessories for the first time with a limited-edition, hand-beaded clutch collection launching Dec. 8. “I love sparkle. I love a little jolt of color. Even when I’m packing and traveling, I’m sort of a hoarder of these little bags. It could

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Versace Celebrates the Chinese New Year With Special Bag

Donatella Versace Stephane Feugere Versace celebrates the Chinese New Year, which begins Saturday, with a special edition of its Empire Palazzo bag. The style comes in a version featuring calf inserts in different colors, including gold, red and black, as well as a detachable strap and a gold closure with the signature Medusa head logo. Paying homage to the new Year of the Rooster, the bag includes a removable charm in the shape of the animal decorated with Swarovski crystals,

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State Bags on Its Philanthropic Efforts

State Bags employee giving back to kids in community. From Warby Parker to Urban Zen by Donna Karan, sustainable and philanthropic initiatives are on the rise in the fashion industry. And at State Bags, the the company hand delivers a fully-stocked backpack to a U.S. child in need for every bag it sells. Here, Lizzy de Vries, the company’s sales director, talks prints, colors and the importance of maintaining a presence at Children’s Club. Purely digital, the wholesale brand relies heavily on its retail partners

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Bella Hadid Stars in Campaign for Her Favorite Childhood Luxury Brand

  View Gallery — 3   Photos Bella’s got it in the bag. A Bulgari bag that is. HandbagKitty has learned exclusively that the 20-year-old model will represent the Rome-based luxury goods house for their accessories advertising campaigns, which includes leather goods, eyewear and silks for consumer print, digital, social media and public relations for the fall 2017 collection. The ads will focus primarily on the signature Serpenti collection bags as well as a new introduction for the house, a

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Hill & Friends Presents Upbeat Fall 2017 Range

Hill & Friends Fall 2017 Courtesy “Seriously, I think my father is shining down on me today,” said Emma Hill, who presented the fall collection of her accessories label Hill & Friends on a sun-filled rooftop terrace at London’s Hotel Café Royal. She wanted to communicate the optimism that is associated with her label — known for its signature smiley-engraved hardware — by creating an atmosphere where guests could sit back and relax. “The ‘Friends’ part of the brand really

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Céline Dion Talks Foray Into Fashion in Las Vegas

Céline Dion at Project Womens in Las Vegas Katie Jones Céline Dion joked and occasionally broke into song as she fielded questions from reporters during a press conference in Las Vegas for the launch of her new accessories line. The Céline Dion Collection totals about 200 pieces ranging from totes and clutches to backpacks and suitcases along with small leather goods and tech accessories. About 70 of those pieces were showing at the Project Womens trade show, which kicked off

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Santiago Barberi Gonzalez Dies

Santiago Barberi Gonzalez George Chinsee Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, president and creative director of Nancy Gonzalez, the luxury handbag firm he founded with his mother, died Friday. A spokeswoman for the Gonzalez family confirmed his death but said no further details were available at this time. Barberi Gonzalez said his mother’s taste inspired him in 1998 to conceptualize Nancy Gonzalez, which he started while he was a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The creative force at the label, Barberi

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Edie Parker’s First Store Celebrates Everything Acrylic

Brett Heyman in the new Edie Parker store. George Chinsee Handbag and lifestyle brand Edie Parker has opened a 1,000-square-foot store located at 781 Madison Avenue, near 66th Street. In addition to Parker’s signature acrylic clutches, the store features suede handbags, wicker basket bags and the brand’s lifestyle collection of home products. Brett Heyman, who founded Edie Parker in 2010, had an affinity for midcentury style and collected vintage handbags from the Fifties and Sixties from the time she was a little

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Céline Dion Talks Foray Into Fashion in Las Vegas For The Launch Of Her New Accessories Line

Céline Dion joked and occasionally broke into song as she fielded questions from reporters during a press conference in Las Vegas for the launch of her new accessories line. The Céline Dion Collection totals about 200 pieces ranging from totes and clutches to backpacks and suitcases along with small leather goods and tech accessories. About 70 of those pieces were showing at the Project Womens trade show, which kicked off Tuesday in Las Vegas. The singer took inspiration from global

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Aerin Lauder Expands Brand from beauty to accessories to fashion

Aerin Lauder launched with beauty when she founded her company in 2012. Four years later, beauty products are only one aspect of her brand. Lauder’s namesake label has evolved into new accessories categories: handbags and scarves. And the founder and creative director tapped Olivia Palermo for the brand’s latest campaign, shot in the Hamptons by Silja Magg. “I always say that beauty is very much my heritage, but home and accessories are my passion. The concept of lifestyle is more

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