All hail conquering handbag heroine Clare Vivier.
Four years ago she marched upon our fair city with an army of minimalist-chic totes, weekend bags, and fold-over clutches, and delivered a fatal blow to the reign of overwrought, fussy accessories.
Now Vivier is extending her benevolent rule to encompass lifestyle wares with a new Silver Lake stand-alone boutique.
In the bag department, find trademark shapes along with fresh styles, including a woven leather duffel and the iconic messenger tote in poppy summer shades. (Stamp your name on your spoils with the monogramming service.)
Elsewhere, Caran d’Ache’s candy-colored pens, jewelry by Grace Lee and Annie Costello Brown, summer hats and cotton bloomers by Steven Alan, and Chateau Marmont candles epitomize Vivier’s brand of Cali-Parisian breeziness.
And her new line of colorful, custom note cards fights the good fight against drab stationery.
Veni, vidi, Vivier.
Clare Vivier, 3339 West Sunset Boulevard, at Micheltorena Street, Silver Lake (323-665-2476 or seevivier.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Clare Vivier