Alexandra Clancy presents LOVE, ALEX, an alluring line of fashion accessories rooted in a deep devotion to philanthropy. Believing beautiful things create beautiful opportunities, she built a business that fuels the virtuous cycle of enjoying luxurious design while giving back to worthy causes. Love, Alex handbags are a bold blend of fashion, function and philanthropy. The essence of the company is nestled in the name itself. There’s a lot of love and a little bit of Alex in every timeless item.
Central to the company is the idea that love changes everything. With altruism at the heart of the brand, Love, Alex funds an evolving portfolio of essential charitable causes. Resources generated by sales are dedicated to charity partners with a focus on children’s welfare and education. The collection is inspired by Alexandra’s personal aesthetic and desire for glamorous, sophisticated designs with high-functionality. Handcrafted in Italy with artisanal expertise, each bag is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. With great attention to detail, they are designed with a powerful vision that joins form and function in a new interpretation of luxury. She attributes this innovative outlook to her upbringing, particularly the powerful presence of her loving mother and father.
Born in New York City, the proud daughter of Jacqueline Brown and J. Bruce Llewellyn, her parents instilled in her the values of hard work, the importance of giving back and also a belief in the power of design. Her mother’s exquisite taste was hugely impactful during these pivotal years. As an assistant buyer for Bloomingdale’s, New York, and a fashion coordinator for Famous Barr in St. Louis, her mother was an enviable role model with impeccable style.
Alexandra’s father was a defining influence in her life. One of the most successful African American entrepreneurs of his time, he built his career from scratch. Among other accomplishments, he was President of 100 Black Men, a social and philanthropic organization and worked to eventually acquire the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1985. Jackie Robinson once said of him, “No one ever had to bend any rules for J. Bruce Llewellyn. He has the entrepreneur’s spirit, the will to risk for reward.”
After graduating from Bradford College with a degree in Business, Alexandra harnessed her ability for communicating and relating to people by working as an on-air reporter. However, her interest and instinct for design was undeniable. Merging the influences of her father’s business success and altruistic drive with her mother’s elegance and unparalleled taste, she was eventually drawn back full circle into the world of fashion.
Alexandra Clancy, currently resides in Maryland with her daughter, Page. With her collection, she hopes to unify the worlds of fashion and philanthropy.