All Photos Courtesy of Designer Danielle Marie of GRIP Handbags
Calling it now, this has got to be the must have handbag for 2016 — GRIP Handbags. I was first introduced to this chic designer brand earlier in 2015 and instantly fell in love with the clutch. It’s trendy, high-fashion, and innovative. I am fan of the clever design, from the colors utilized to the eye-catching jewel placements.
Danielle Marie is the extraordinary talent behind GRIP (pictured above). She is currently enrolled in the online Fashion Essentials Certification Program provided by Parsons X Teen Vogue, as well as attending Pepperdine University, where she is working to earn a Masters degree in Media Production. Her appreciation for the arts influenced her to discover her talents as a designer. Thanks to the beautiful and dreamy “city of angels”, her career in fashion design and storytelling naturally transpired.
I’ve had the honor of meeting this sweet young talent. We met at the 2015 Independent Handbag Designer Awards. GRIP was up for the category of Best Student Handbag. Danielle did receive the award, so GRIP is an award winning handbag!
GRIP came to fruition just this year. Each clutch is the highest of quality, and as I’ve already raved about, a very unique design. There is certainly a practicality to the handbag. When function & fashion can combine so well, I’m even more of a fan!
Shop all entire GRIP clutches by clicking here!
And besides myself, GRIP has already experienced a wide range of success in the press — InStyle, Accessories, WWD, Bellus Magazine, The Urban Fashion Gal, Diary la Mode, and more!
Check out the GRIP blog! And make sure to visit GRIP on social media — Like on Facebook, and Follow on Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest.
This is a designer brand I urge all of my Fashion Nexus readers to check out. More designs are coming, but with these first few pieces already available, it would already be hard to choose just one!