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Your Favorite Disney Characters Are Now Highly Stylish Handbags

Danielle Nicole's collaboration with Disney is the latest (and most fashionable) way to proclaim your love for the timeless franchise.

By Alexis Vargas February 13, 2018


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Calling all Disney nerds (and yes, I’m allowed to label you a Disney nerd as I, too, am of your kind): If you’re in search of a stylish new way to proclaim your love for the timeless franchise as you traipse around Houston, consider Danielle Nicole the fairy godmother here to grant your wish.

For those unfamiliar with the eponymous handbag designer, a crash course: Danielle DiFerdinando began her career when she was just 18. After attending FIT in New York and studying abroad in Europe, DiFerdinando began designing for big names like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale's as Danielle Nicole. Her contemporary designs meld runway looks with real-life wearability, and past collections with pop culture favorites include Rugrats and Harry Potter. Now, The Walt Disney Company is the latest to join the Danielle Nicole fan club, following in the footsteps of Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Vogue, Forbes, and O, The Oprah Magazine. With company like that, count us aboard the bandwagon.

In her new collaboration with Disney, Danielle Nicole has dreamed up handbags featuring your favorite princesses and a certain Neverland fairy. With just the right amount of sparkle (is there ever too much?) and embellishments like tassels, fur, and pom-poms, Danielle Nicole has made it possible to announce your Disney love more stylishly than a pair of mouse ears ever could.

The Disney x DN collection consists of whimsical crossbody, tote, clutch, backpack, and makeup bags starring beloved characters like Ariel, the Magic Carpet, Maleficent, and more. Last month’s Princess and the Frog collection highlighted colorful characters like Ray the firefly, Princess Tiana, and the shadow man himself, Dr. Facilier. That collection is now available in-store and online.

Danielle Nicole has also just released her Pocahontas and Tangled collections, which feature characters like Grandmother Willow, Meeko, Pascal, and, of course, Rapunzel herself. In the Tangled collection, DN reimagined the famous floating lanterns that guide Rapunzel home into a stylish LED crossbody bag. Can you say, “best day ever?”

If you find yourself booking a Disney World vacation after reading this, well, we wouldn’t blame you. Before you go, head over to your local Disney Store—locations in the Galleria, Willowbrook Mall, Memorial City Mall, and The Woodlands Mall—to make this collection part of your world.

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