Carrie Valentine’s popular line of trendy handbags have become a huge success since first launching the business in2006. Now, at just 26 years old, Valentine’s bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities like Jessica Biel and Kate Bosworth.
The self titled line of handbags is described by Valentine as ‘classic yet edgy’. From oversized slouch drawstring bags to the perfect sized clutch, the Carrie Valentine collection offers a size and style for every personality. Each bag is made from soft leather and suede.
Valentine’s artistic inspiration started at a young age and she says much of her inspiration comes from shoes. “Shoes are very detailed, colorful and creative,” says Valentine, “I believe that the shoes a woman wears are an expression of her personality that day. My goal is to design bags that match every woman’s personality”
As a post graduate, Valentine worked in the NY Fashion Industry where she seized upon key opportunities to promote her line. She began displaying her bags at celebrity gift lounges and department store trunk shows which prompted press from major magazines. Before she knew it, her bags were hanging on the arms of Kate Bosworth and Jessica Biel, her first celebrity clients. Valentine went on the road selling to stores around the country and soon signed her collection with Whisper PR and On The Verge Showroom. She later also signed with Notanonymous Showroom
The top sellers in the Carrie Valentine line are ‘Relaxed Chic’, a drawstring bag with suede detailing and soft leather; ‘Rebellious’, a carry-all handbag with several interior compartments, outside pouches, and light weight structure; and ‘Confidence Clutch’, perfect for holding the bare essentials.
Valentine says her role models are Kate Spade for her savvy business sense and Gwen Stefani for her ‘true to self’ expression of style.
The entire collection of Carrie Valentine bags can be seen online at http://www.carrievalentine.com/