Olsen twins launch lower-priced handbag line
Olsen twins debut their first collection of handbags for their line Elizabeth and James.
Just a short time ago, we were all discussing whether or not anyone in this world would actually purchase a $55,000 backpack, after Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen debuted one from their upscale fashion line, The Row.
But now, you can accessorize like an Olsen for a lot less cash. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the new collection of satchels, shoppers, messenger bags, backpacks, hobo bags, cross-body bags, clutches, pouches and wallets has been in the works for about 18 months. “We’ve always wanted to do handbags, but we really wanted to understand the market first and what was missing from the market and what’s already existing on the market,” Ashley told WWD. “We wanted these bags to be affordable.”
More from Living: 10 things every woman should have
A couple of months ago, the twins received a lot of attention for their higher priced handbag line for The Row, featuring exotic bags that few of us could actually afford (there was even a $55,000 backpack as part of the collection), but this line for Elizabeth and James is much lower.
More from Living: What does your lingerie say about you?
The collection, which will scale in price from $125 to $625, will launch in stores in July.
Tell us: Is $125-$625 an acceptable price to pay for a handbag?
Photo: D Dipasupil/WireImage
More from Simply Chic:
The Olsen twins designed a $55,000 backpack
Look awesome when you feel like garbage
75% of women say they've purchased a designer knockoff
beauty tips and style advice
Sunglasses: it may seem counterintuitive to invest in a wintertime accessory traditionally viewed as a sunny, warm-weather item. But spring is on the way and we’re also currently being exposed to crazy amounts of UV rays—and then, of course, there’s the reflective snow situation.
Some people look younger than they are, some look older. Even those with easy access to BOTOX and personal trainers. Can you guess the age of these celebrities?
Did anyone else hear wedding bells on the Oscars red carpet last night?
Then after the show, er, Oscars, it's the after party. Then after the party, it's the... Best Dressed List, of course. Nikki already picked her tops for the Academy Awards red carpet (did you vote yet?), so now it's time to see what the stars wore to the post-celebrations.
As I continue my personal campaign to swap out E!'s mani cam with a back-of-updo cam (and as a service to all the hardworking hairstylists who spent so much time creating beautiful hair looks for the 2014 Oscars), I'd like to point out that we miss a lot of gorgeous detail when we don't get the back view of a star's hair.
The bold new trend on the Oscars red carpet.
Trying new hairstyles is fun (have you picked up Allure Hair: The Ultimate How-To Hair Guide yet?).
When someone says “Julia Roberts,” you think teeth. You think hair. But while you may not immediately think fashion, she has had a pretty consistent—and consistently pretty—style since her Mystic Pizza days: clean, classic, menswear-inspired looks that let her natural beauty—and rightly famous smile—take center stage. Here’s how she has elevated that look over the years.
Lupita Nyong’o shows off the power of the pixie on the Oscars red carpet.
Walk a mile in a pair of SJP’s stilettos? Well yes, we’d love to; thank you for asking.
Anti-aging doesn't have to take over your life. Here, expert tweaks to slow the clock.
We’re at the tail end of a jam-packed awards season, with the grand finale—the Oscars, duh—just a few days away. We can’t wait to see what our favorite nominees wear—we already know Jennifer Lawrence will step out in a breathtaking Dior, while we hope to see Lupita Nyong’o pick another brilliantly bold monochromatic gown. As for which designer she’ll select—Gucci? Ralph Lauren?—that’s anyone’s guess.