After noticing a lack of functional yet stylish laptop cases while working as a journalist for French television, Clare Vivier decided to create her own line of handbags and accessories to satisfy that need. Defined by the delicate marriage of classic shapes, modern detail and Parisian charm, Vivier has built a brand that continues to push the design envelope with each new collection. Vivier was recognized for her contributions as a new member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2014.
While her bags are available at retailers worldwide, Vivier firmly roots herself in the Los Angeles design community, where her line has been made exclusively since 2008. As the brand has grown, the designer has collaborated with Steven Alan, & Other Stories, GOOP, Jean Stories, artist Donald Robertson and Apple, among others. Since opening her first flagship store in the Silverlake neighborhood of L.A. in 2012, Vivier has opened Clare V. store locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Nolita, Brooklyn, and Newport Beach.