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TRUMPED UP: Burgeoning accessories mogul Ivanka Trump is adding handbags to her namesake lineup. The real estate executive, who outlined in January a plan to partner with Marc Fisher Footwear on a line of shoes, will collaborate with Mondani to create a bag collection available in stores in the spring. “Ivanka Trump is quickly becoming one of the world’s most recognized young businesswomen and entrepreneurs,” Mondani president Steven Hedaya told WWD. Trump, who has over 700,000 followers on Twitter, used the Web site to break news of the partnership Wednesday morning: “I just signed a huge handbag deal…very exciting!” she tweeted. “Come next spring you can own Ivanka Trump shoes and bags in addition to my jewelry!” Although Trump has not yet finalized prices for the bag and shoe collections, she said she would like to take a democratic approach to the cost of the categories. “I would like consumers to be able to connect with the Ivanka Trump brand in a wide range of price points while maintaining the integrity of the brand from a quality and design perspective,” Trump explained. “My overall goal is that every consumer will have the opportunity to grow with the Trump brand, from the purchase of Ivanka Trump shoes and accessories to ultimately staying in Trump hotels, playing our golf courses and living in our condominium buildings.”

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