Friday, May 25, 2012

Nicholas D'Aurizio Handbags Available at Bendel's This Weekend

Project Runway Season 8 designer, Nicholas D'Aurizio has designed a fresh new handbag collection that is available this weekend during a trunk show at the New York City Fifth Avenue Henri Bendel store over Memorial Day weekend.

Click here for a new interview with Nicholas.

A highlight:

How did you get the trunk show opportunity at Bendels?

D’Aurizio: There’s an open call twice a year for new designers, one in the fall and one in winter. Basically you bring your accessories, line up at 9 a.m. until the doors open at noon. I went there in the fall last year and they saw my bags and said, “They’re cute, but not quite Bendels. Bring us your next collection.” So I showed them my next one about a month and a half ago, and they loved it. They requested a few different colors and wanted to see black. And now it’s happening! It’s great that they’re giving me four days, especially ones where there are tons of tourists in the city that will probably be stopping by the store.

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