For everyone who has seen Cynthia Rowley on "Project Runway" and "Design Star", you are familiar with her influence on fashion and design and for you a Cynthia Rowley bag is a must. Her work has been featured in every major fashion and style magazine and her collection is sold in better department and specialty retailers around the world, as well as in her own sixty store chain. Her work is truly cutting edge and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
As a senior at the Chicago Art Institute, she had a line of eight items picked up by several New York stores. She then moved to Manhattan and launched her first official line in 1988 and has since grown her brand to include menswear, beauty, shoes, handbags, and swimwear. Celebrity clients include Julia Stiles, Parker Posey, Anne Hathaway, Rebecca Romijn, Scarlett Johansson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The new line of bags is consistent with Cynthia Rowley's styling philosophy of providing young women with affordable choices that celebrate their femininity. With the exception of the "Save Gas Shop Montaulk" tote which sells for $10, Cynthia Rowley bags range from $130 to $375. Style.com says, "With their distinctly American roots, Rowley's designs are reassuringly familiar, but with enough of a twist to keep them fresh."
At the top of the line is the Constance Leather Frame Bag, a large handbag with puff handles and two front pockets with turn lock closures selling for $375. It comes in black, camel, and cream. If you prefer fabric in a bag this size, the Constance Fabric Frame Bag with external leather pockets with turn lock closures sells for $320. And if you are looking for a somewhat smaller bag, for $240 you can have the Constance Fabric Satchel, a medium sized bag with a glossy canvas and leather exterior. It features gold hardware with leather handles; two front pockets with turn lock closures. It also has hidden interior pockets for better organization. The other large capacity bag in the collection is the Charlotte Frame Shoulder Bag at $330. It features a leather exterior in your choice of black, coral, or grey and comes with a double handle. The front flap has a magnetic closure and comes with horizontal accents. It has a zipper closure on top with silver hardware and a fully lined interior with zip and patch pockets.
And for a smart countryside look, the Calloway Satchel, selling for $300, is a medium sized bag coming in your choice of camel, coral, or light grey. And if the ideal size for you is smaller than the Constance line but larger than the Calloway, the Onassis Large Flap Bag, a large shoulder bag with a leather tassel in black, navy, or red may be just right. It retails for $290.
If you are looking for a smaller bag Cynthia Rowley does not disappoint. The Constance Fabric Flap Chain Clutch for $170 is edgy but elegant with its glossy canvas and leather trimmed exterior and silver hardware. The Charlotte Shoulder Clutch for $220 is all leather with horizontal accent stripes. And for those who love color, the Floral Frame Heart Shoulder Bag is heart shaped with a silk lined interior for $130.