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Kerry Washington Unveils Her First Handbag Design


When not fixing DC’s debacles on Scandal, the gorgeous Kerry Washington is apparently hard at work designing handbags. This week, the actress unveiled her first accessory—the fruit of a collaboration with designer Dee Ocleppo (aka Tommy Hilfiger’s wife) and Allstate Foundation— at a party in New York City.

Why a handbag, and why now? Washington’s creation, called the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, was created to heighten awareness of domestic violence. Washington is a spokesperson for the foundation, and now her stunning violet clutch is a beacon for the cause.

The grape-hue handbag features a crocodile-embossed pattern, rose gold hardware and suede lining, with a removable chain shoulder strap. It retails for $350, exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, with 25% of the proceeds going to Allstate Foundation’s efforts to wipe out domestic abuse.