July 4, 2007
Mary Norton to Name Purse After Reese Witherspoon
Designer Mary Norton, created the first few MOO ROO (nicknames of her two daughters, Micah and Reilly) bags on her dining room table as gifts for friends. Then within the next few years the label Moo Roo became widely popular among celebrities and bagista’s all over the world.
Mary Norton is currently undergoing a name change from Moo Roo to Mary Norton. When the changeover is complete the new handbags will be marked with the new name, Mary Norton. The new change also gives birth to a wider selection of couture handbags, from croc-embossed totes to gold-brushed clutches with satin underlay. Also rumor has it around the bag-o-sphere that one of those bags will be named after Actress Reese Witherspoon. The bag lady Mary Norton was on a hunt for a tag name for a new clutch accessory when she saw the “elegant” Legally Blonde star on the red carpet at an awards show. The designer says, “It (the clutch) has a clean, classic look. It made me think of Reese, who is a down-to-earth mom and an elegant woman.” The new evening minaudiere clutch, which features a decorative jeweled clasp, will be available shortly at MooRoo.com or at Mary Norton Boutiques for around $1k.