File under: “Finally!”
Alice and Olivia, everyone’s favorite purveyor of punchy cocktail dresses and perfectly tailored pants, will launch its first collection of handbags in February. Stacey Bendet, the designer behind A and O, told Women’s Wear Daily that, though the progression into handbags was a natural next step, she wanted to perfect the ready-to-wear and shoe segments of her business before moving on to something new. “I like doing things one step at a time,” she said. “I’m a part of all of it. If we’re too scattered, I can’t give my full attention.”
The bags, priced from $295-$645, will be available exclusively at Alice and Olivia boutiques and at www.aliceandolivia.com.
So, will the go-to line for party dresses become the go-to line for handbags, too? Our answer is an enthusiastic “yes,” but you be the judge…