Boston—Designer Holly Caldwell is one structured woman. Her newly launched eponymous handbag line is all about structure—be it from metal frames or sharp cuts of leather. The silhouettes have definite nods to the past but they maintain a place in the future with their classic lines.
Caldwell describes her customer as “a woman who has her own sense of
style and is looking for something uniquely beautiful that speaks to her, instinctively. She wears what she loves, with a certain confidence and ease.”
Caldwell, who holds a degree from the USAF in Aeronautical Engineering and a degree from the School of Fashion Design (SFD), had been selling her line via private appointments, but decided to branch out into a wholesale business after such a positive response.
Joining the company to help with the marketing is Holly’s brother Robert E. Victoria, former Chief Marketing Officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino/MGM Grand.
The handbags honor old-world craftsmanship, with many made in Italy (the rest are made in Boston, New York or Turkey). Colors are solid, and equally sharp, featuring red, gray, silver, ivory and blush. Leathers include goat, calf, Italian patent, alligator and more. Styles include top-handle