If you’re looking for a new handbag, clutch, or stylish accessory – Clare V is your new best friend. The fashionable brand was launched in 2006 by Clare Vivier, who noticed a void in the market for stylish laptop cases and decided to take a leap of faith and launch of line of handbags and accessories. After one look at the Clare V Holiday Collection at Nordstrom, you’ll understand why the brand’s established a loyal cult following over the years.
Many moons ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Clare V’s showroom in New York. At the time, I wasn’t blogging, regardless, I was immediately taken with the quality of Clare V’s products – the sumptuous fabrics and exquisite attention to detail. Let’s just say it was love at first sight.
Clare V’s holiday collection pulls out all of the stops – from the pops of navy and red to their signature stripes, and even embossed leather. The handbags are incredibly versatile for dressy occasions like holiday parties and weddings to even just everyday use.
Also, if you’re struggling for holiday gift ideas, the bags are a wonderful option for both family and friends. I love there are more attainable price points on the smaller leather goods and clutches, and more luxury options such as their leather totes.
Stripes have always been a signature element of the Clare V brand. I absolutely LOVE the Center Stripe Snakeskin Embossed Leather Crossbody Bag (also love the clutch version). Beyond the beautiful hues and luxurious leather, I love the size! The crossbody is big enough to hold everything I need, but not too large that it’s overwhelming. This striped crossbody is also darling! Can we talk about the mix of fabrics and colors? Fantastic!
IN THE NAVY
Navy is the ultimate neutral, and it pairs well with literally everything. I’m a huge fan of wearing the color at work (especially at meetings with clients or new business meetings). In job interview, it’s often recommended to wear navy over black. Color theory says that black is viewed as a powerful color while navy is more laid back, yet still professional and approachable. Interesting, right? Therefore, I am always on the hunt for great navy apparel and accessory options. I especially love the Petite Alistair Circular Crossbody Bag,
Lastly, I love that Clare V embraces and celebrates bold prints and patterns. The holiday collection features leopard, poppy, and marquis prints throughout on everything from totes to clutches. The fun pops of color (like the Belle clutch) make me so happy!
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