Yes, Joy Gryson is the designer of Olivia Harris, the lower-priced handbag line that launched for spring 2008.
Gryson and her husband, Peter Gryson, partners in the design consultancy Tribeca Design Ltd., admit their marketing ploy for the line, named for the Grysons’ five-year-old daughter and attributed to “a young design prodigy raised by two downtown New York designers,” fell flat. But with the economy in a free fall and Joy Gryson’s luxury line Gryson taking a hit in sales, the pair have dropped the pretense and tripled both Olivia Harris’ size and points of distribution for spring 2009.
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