When we first opened the shop, we knew we wanted to carry Clare V.. Not just because her bags are the perfect fit for our store, but also because she's a Minnesota native- St. Paul to be exact. Maybe you've seen her bags before and already are a cultivated collector, but we find ourselves introducing her to a lot of the people that walk through our doors. So it's time to meet Clare V..
Clare Vivier courtesy of Clare V.
After growing up in St. Paul, where her family still lives, she left for Paris to work as a journalist for French TV. It was then she noticed a lack of functional laptop bags that were also stylish. So, she decided to make one herself and put a few of them on her blog to sell. No shock to us, they sold!
A lot of Clare's inspiration comes from her connection with France, where she spends a large amount of time with her French husband and son. You can see the Parisian influences in her line of classic shapes with modern details. The Clare V. line now consists of bags, scarves, clothing, and wallets all made exclusively in Los Angeles, ensuring that each bag is carefully tested in-house for quality while employing talented craftsman in USA.