Designer Spotlight: Alice + Olivia
Love fun bright colored outfits adorned with sequins and unique beading? Then you will most definitely love Alice + Olivia. The fashion company, Alice + Olivia was founded by Stacey Bendet in 2002. Famously, Bendet was applying for a job position but turned it down due to overly conservative outfits of her potential coworkers. Instead, Bendet decided to take matters into her own hand and created Alice + Olivia.
Since inception, Alice + Olivia has skyrocketed in popularity amongst the fashion community and consumers around the world. It is now a 50+ million dollar brand sold in over 800 stores around the globe. You can find Alice + Olivia in your local Bloomingdales, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus’s. Bendet has expanded her company greatly not only in terms of availability, but also in terms of product selection. Alice + Olivia now includes a men’s and children’s line. In her Fall 2013 runway collection, Bendet introduced her new handbag collection—and I’m completely in love!
Alice + Olivia is extremely popular amongst the celebrity and fashion-crazed crowd. Her designs can be seen on numerous celebrities on any weekly magazine and have successfully found a place in the fashion market. Alice + Olivia designs remain popular because they are effortlessly chic yet always on trend. She is known for her famous striped pants and fun party dresses. Some of her most devoted fans include Lauren Conrad (my idol) and Kourtney Kardashian.
Written by: Jenna Brown