Clare V.‘It’ accessory all-star Clare Vivier only opened her stylish Los Angeles flagship one year ago in Silverlake, then immediately the unstoppable French designer turned her sights from LA’s A-listers to New York fashionistas, swiftly following the West Coast outpost with the unveiling of her New York debut in October. Famed for her butter-soft, basic accessories filling a gaping void in the market (where did one use to go to find chic leather accessories like laptop bags and fold-over clutches?), Clare V. is now a front-runner in the bag business, and her airy Nolita home carries the full range, as well as monogramming services for a fully-personalised piece.
The all-white, French pharmacy-meets-LA aesthetic CV has become known for is apparent immediately, and wall-mounted shadowboxes display all the brand’s signature wares, from tiny crossbody bags to roomy travel totes, laptop cases to colour-blocked notebooks, and jewellery pouches to work-friendly messenger bags. Like the LA store, the selection doesn’t end there – CV stocks a curated mix of lifestyle goods including hats from Reinhard Plank, fragrances by Le Feu de L’Eau and Nasomatto, and a jewellery case in the back with pieces from designers like Maya Brenner and Grace Lee. What’s next?
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