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. 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. 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.