Monkee’s Announces First Ever Designer Product Collaboration
Boutique Franchise Partners with Beau & Ro on Exclusive Handbag Design
September 2018 – Monkee’s, an upscale ladies’ boutique that features designer shoes, clothing, and accessories, announced today its first ever designer product collaboration in partnership with Beau and Ro, known for its fashion meets function approach to handbags.
The limited-edition fold-over Gramercy bag is now available in Monkee’s franchise stores across the southeast. The versatile handbag, done in a tan leather and cheetah pony hair, was designed by Monkee’s store owners.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Beau & Ro. The brand shares our passion at Monkee’s for bringing women high quality and versatile designs with elevated style,” said Dee Dee Shaw, founder and co-CEO of Monkee’s. “Sara Rossi, the brainchild behind Beau & Ro, took the design input from our owners and turned it into an exceptional accessory. “
The one-of-a-kind fold over clutch can also be worn as a crossbody and features a special Monkee’s brand tag. The bags are 100% made in the USA.
“It was so much fun working with the Monkee’s team to develop an exclusive bag just for them” said Sara Rossi, founder of Beau & Ro Bag Company. “We played around with a lot of combinations and ultimately landed on a bag that features a fun leopard print but is also neutral enough that it would translate across all their stores! All the bags were produced in New York City and I’m excited for them to now be out in the wild!”
Monkee’s chose North Carolina blogger and Instagram influencer, Holly Boyd of @maketodayahollyday, as the face of the marketing campaign for the handbag.
‘Monkee’s boutiques have always been a go-to shopping destination of mine. The stores are always ahead of the curve on trends and designers!,” said Boyd. “I am so thrilled for this fashion forward amazing handbag collaboration they have launched with Beau & Ro! “
In addition to social media posts featuring Boyd’s styling of the exclusive Monkee’s Gramercy bag, Boyd hosted a handbag giveaway to the more than 129k followers on her Instagram page.
The Monkee’s Gramercy bag retails for $225 and is available in most Monkee’s stores in Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina. South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Tennessee. You can view a list of participating locations here.
Monkee’s is an upscale ladies’ boutique franchise specializing in shoes, clothing and accessories. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Monkee’s was founded in 1995 and has become one of the most successful organizations of independently owned boutiques in the Southeast. Monkee’s boutiques can be found in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Monkee’s is recognized throughout this region as a leader in providing the finest fashions from the world’s top designers. Visit www.shopmonkees.com.
About Beau & Ro
After a decade in New York City, Beau & Ro founder Sara Rossi now resides in Charleston, SC. She has always possessed an adventurous spirit and an affinity for spontaneity. Beau & Ro was born out of Sara’s desire to liberate women’s hands without sacrificing style. Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all-encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include artist collaborations and photo collections in addition to the signature leather styles. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship. Visit www.beauandro.com.