Nicole Richie is preparing to launch House of Harlow's 1960 first handbag collection this July, so ckeck out the preview of the collection so you can select your favorites and hunt for your pick when it first hits the shelves!

Nicole Richie has come a long way since her days starring on the reality TV series “The Simple Life”, now becoming a proud mother with an enviable figure and already a style icon. After discovering her passion for fashion, Nicole Richie developed her own brand, House of Harlow 1960 which has been a huge success. Now, Nicole Richie is preparing to expand her range of products by launching the brand's first handbag collection.

Accessories play a huge part in fashion and style, being capable of completely transforming the look of an outfit in an instant. Nicole Richie is definitely a fan of handbags, and her style is written all over her upcoming collection. Bohemian-chic is the style that characterizes Nicole and so prepare to be dazzled by boho-style handbags as well as elegant clutches that suit women with a powerful personality.

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Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 to Launch First Handbag Collection

Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 to Launch First Handbag Collection

The House of Harlow 1960 handbag collection will feature 14 fabulous pieces which vary in style, design as well as price, ranging from $150 for a small hard-cased clutch to $625 for a pony hair boho bag. Apparently, launching a handbag collection has always been a target, so this hasn't been a decision made on-the-spot. Nicole told WWD that:
“Handbags have always been a part of the equation since we first launched the House of Harlow 1960 brand. We just needed to make sure all of the components were aligned before setting foot into that category. The collection is quite small in terms of the styles we are launching with. I wanted to make sure that each piece is special and then be able to grow it slowly and organically season after season.”

Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Handbag Collection

Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Handbag Collection Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Handbag Collection Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Handbag Collection Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Handbag Collection

The designs vary from casual to formal, meaning you'll benefit from diversity, which is a must these days as fashion has expanded its range widely. Bohemian-chic styles have made a huge comeback and it seems that they are planning to stick around for quite a while, being a trend that combines casualness with glamour and uniqueness.
Apparently, Richie is trying to keep her fan's desire in mind when she is designing and tries to make her pieces as universal as possible so they can fit anyone. She says:

“When I design, I always try to design pieces that are universal, meaning anyone can wear and carry it. At this stage of my design process, I really try to gather direct feedback from my customers, whether through in-store personal appearances, my Web site, Twitter or Facebook. It really helps me when they provide me with their desires, feedback and comments on what they are looking for, so I can try my best to cater to their needs, yet stay true to the brand’s identity,”

The collection will be available for purchase from mid-July.

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