Clare Vivier Opens On Elizabeth Street
Handbag and accessory designer Clare Vivier opened her first store in Manhattan at 239 Elizabeth Street. The boutique is filled with Vivier's signature foldover clutches and totes as well as Chateau Marmont and Le Feu de l'Eau candles. There are small leather goods and wallets arranged on a center display with books and miscellaneous accessories from a few outside brands, including Annie Costello Brown, Grace Lee, and Maya Brenner.
About Clare Vivier:
As is custom with most good things, Clare Vivier began making bags in response to a need. While working for French television and busy traveling, she noticed a lack of functional yet fashionable laptop cases. She decided to fabricate her own, which quickly parlayed into the creation of her now eponymous handbag line. Since then, she has collaborated with Theory, Steven Alan, GOOP, & Other Stories, Wren, and Of a Kind. Clare attributes her sense of chic simplicity to her strong connection to France, where she spends a significant amount of time every year with her son and French documentarian husband, Thierry Vivier.
Clare's designs marry classic French glamour with minimalist L.A. cool in a line of handbags and clutches that are utilitarian while still being stylish. Clare has developed a design principle that is timeless and yet her aesthetic is bold, always taking into consideration the elegant tension between modern detail and classic shapes. The result is a collection full of must-own creations season after season.
While her bags are available globally, Clare Vivier roots herself in the Los Angeles fashion community. With a nod to socially conscious construction, each bag proudly bears the moniker, "Locally Made." From conception to fabrication, her line has been made exclusively in Los Angeles since 2008, consciously engaging in an ethical manufacturing practice, always without compromise.
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