After noticing a lack of functional yet stylish laptop cases while working as a journalist for French TV, Clare decided to create her own line of handbags and accessories. Over time, Clare’s been able to cultivate an identifiable aesthetic that's all her own and has been recognized worldwide by influencers, tastemakers, celebrities and bloggers, who support and wear the line. Clare’s strong connection to France, where she spends a significant amount of time each year with her French husband and son, remains at the core of the brand, with signature elements visible within every collection. Clare has been profiled in both regional and national publications including The Los Angeles Times and Vanity Fair. In 2014, Clare was recognized for her contributions to design as a new member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), an organization with which she now works closely.
A beautiful play on classic shapes, modern detail and Parisian charm, the Clare V. line continues to evolve with each new collection. Though she started with laptop cases, Clare now produces a full range of bags and accessories, including tech, travel, small leather accessories, men's, t-shirts and shoes. While the brand has continued to grow, the line continues to be made exclusively in Los Angeles since 2008. In addition to the core collection, Clare has collaborated with exciting brands and artists including Steven Alan, & Other Stories, artist Donald Robertson, Mike D., Sephora, Garrett Leight and Equipment, and supports an ongoing partnership with Every Mother Counts. Since opening the very first Clare V. flagship in Silverlake in 2012, additional Clare V. locations have opened in Nolita, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Brooklyn, Newport Beach, and most recently, San Francisco.