Stylish sibs Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen want to make your life easier and maybe, just a bit more chic. The design duo just launched their latest handbag collection for The Row, their uber-chic label featuring classic pieces that will never go out of style—bags included. And for that reason alone, I would happily tote every single one of ’em. The sisters spoke to us about the inspiration behind their new take-us-anywhere caryalls.
Glamour: Tell us about your new collection!
Mary-Kate and Ashley: “Big Things Come in Small Packages” is the perfect bag for the evening—especially when you travel. It’s just big enough to fit your lipstick, wallet and cell phone. The medium sized bag, “It’s In The Bag,” is perfect to pack up in your suitcase because you can fold it up and take it out whenever you need it. The largest of the collection is called “Carry On,” and is ideal on flights. It literally holds everything.
Glamour: How did you come up with the names of the bags?
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Giving these handbags a name was really about having fun with them and giving them each a personality. They’re easy to use, lightweight and simple in design, but still have a sophistication about them, and we think the names reflect that.
Glamour: What made you two decide to design bags in addition to clothing?
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Every woman needs a bag that makes her life easier! It should be able to fit everything in it, but not be too heavy. The Row bags are timeless, effortless, and they easily become part of your everyday life.
It’s in the Bag
Big Things Come in Small Packages