Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Add Handbag Collection To The Row

The Row handbags
Photo: Courtesy of The Row

Not content with mere domination of the fashion world, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are setting out to claim it all as their own, one wardrobe drawer at a time. They have an iron-clad lock on the whole luxe separates game with The Row, and their latest (and much applauded) foray into affordable fashion with the t-shirts at StyleMint has been delightfully received! The only logical next step from here is to dive head-first into accessories with a line of bags for The Row which will be available at Barney’s starting this week. After all, an “It” brand certainly needs an “It” bag.

The Row handbags
Photo: Courtesy of The Row

The bags are sleek, simple, elegant—the perfect complement to the minimalist contemporary luxury pieces offered by The Row. But, let’s be real here, do these things look like they could have been designed by (much less for) a pair of fash-forward celebrity-moguls in their mid-twenties? We hesitate to say so. The whole collection of accessories is in line with the resurgence of ladylike satchels and structured medicine bags with turn-lock closures, but is it maybe too old/weirdly fuddy-duddy for the fresh-faced brand? Especially when considering one of the designers claims to dream about raiding Picasso’s closet (where’s the color? The abstraction??). We’re obviously on the fence, so help us out.

What do you think about the new bags for The Row? Too old-school, or the just-right amount of grace?

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