First comes footwear, then comes handbags. Camuto Group has been tapped to develop handbags and small leather accessories for Ellen DeGeneres’ lifestyle collection, ED Ellen DeGeneres, for Spring ’17. The company launched ED footwear in Spring ’16, which is now sold across channels at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and more.
The debut line, which spans small leather goods, totes, cross bodies and backpacks, focuses on textiles, denim and vintage linens with signature motifs and prints featured throughout the core ED collection. Handbags will range from $128-$278, small leather goods from $38-$58 and wallets from $68-$78 and will be available at better department stores and specialty boutiques.
“Since the launch of ED Ellen DeGeneres footwear, we have had incredible success and are looking forward to expanding our partnership with the brand,” said Camuto Group CEO Alex Del Cielo, adding, “The customer has responded enthusiastically to Ellen’s design sensibility and continues to appreciate the craftsmanship, comfort and versatility that are hallmarks of the collection. ED Ellen DeGeneres handbags will offer the same customer proposition, allowing everyone to celebrate Ellen DeGeneres’ personality and style.”
DeGeneres quipped, “I’m so excited to launch my new handbag collection with Camuto Group. They’re unique. Simple and beautiful. Perfectly put together… They’re like if Ryan Gosling had a shoulder strap.”