Handbag Designer Charlie Lapson Partners with The Creative Coalition to Benefit the Arts

Must-have handbags of the season to benefit The Creative Coalition’s
Arts Advocacy Programs

New York City (February 7, 2008) – Fashionistas can now combine their support of the arts with luxury fashion. Renowned handbag designer Charlie Lapson has announced that with the purchase of one of his three most sought after bags, 15% of the purchase will be donated to The Creative Coalition, the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. In addition, customers who order and use the Creative Coalition promotional code, TCC2008 , will receive 15% off their entire purchase.  Visit http://hotluxury.com and click The Creative Coalition icon to access this special promotion.

Designer Charlie Lapson understands the importance of nurturing creativity and is committed to helping The Creative Coalition raise funds in order to aid the organization’s advocacy efforts to support the arts in under funded schools.

The handbags are made of fine Italian leather and feature sleek silver trimmed/geometric hardware and sophisticated tassels or leather belted accents.

“I am grateful for the artistic training that I was given during my early school years. The classrooms were filled with supplies to encourage creativity ranging from paint in a rainbow of colors to musical instruments in all sizes. I hope that my contributions to The Creative Coalition will enable future generations to express their own artistry,” says Charlie Lapson.

Now, because of this partnership with The Creative Coalition, consumers can support arts advocacy while sporting the latest trend.  This collaboration makes it possible to be an arts advocate with responsible fashion flare.

About The Creative Coalition
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education, arts advocacy, and de-stigmatizing mental illness.  Headquartered in , The Creative Coalition also has offices in , and . The Creative Coalition was formed for the charitable and educational purposes of bringing together artists and entertainers to learn about pressing issues so they can better inform and influence the community and nation.

About Charlie Lapson
Charlie Lapson is the accessory designer to the stars. Some of the shows where his work is featured are “Desperate Housewives,” “24” and “Las Vegas”.  He has a celebrity client roster including Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Jennifer Garner, Madonna, Debra Messing, Marcia Cross, Ellen Pompeo, and Jennifer Anniston.  Lapson developed his innate artistic talents at the ’s and the Fashion Institute of Technology.  This experience, coupled with his passion for creativity and self-expression, renders designs that are invaluable to any trendsetter’s wardrobe. Lapson has a keen eye for color, texture, and shape and finds inspiration in active lifestyles. His partnership with The Creative Coalition is just one of a myriad of successful promotions launched by the famed designer.

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