IT’S ‘BEAUTIFUL’: Macy’s knows a little showbiz can go a long way. On Friday, the cast of the Broadway hit “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” appeared on the mezzanine of the Herald Square flagship at the Danielle Nicole handbag shop, drawing a crowd of over 100 and triggering a pop in sales for the accessories brand.
“The most popular items were the clutches, bucket bags and totes,” said Danielle DiFerdinando, founder and creative director of Danielle Nicole accessories, which last week debuted jewelry with the Capwell + Co. in a collaboration called Danielle Nicole x Capwell + Co.
Along with the “Beautiful” cast members, DiFerdinando signed autographs and posed with shoppers and fans of the musical for photos. “We were actually inspired by the musical and the costumes,” worn by Chilina Kennedy, who plays Carole King, and Jessica Keenan Wynn, who plays Cynthia Weil, said DiFerdinando.
The handbags have a Sixties and Seventies bohemian vibe with tie-dyes and laser cuts reflecting Carole King’s style at the time. Sophisticated clutches and dressier pieces in the collection reflect Weil’s style. “I saw the musical, met the cast, and thought for my collection, this would be the right fit for spring,” said DiFerdinando.