Richard Chai Designs the 'Romy' Bag for

Just in time for spring, the exclusive makeup bag is a complimentary gift with any $100 purchase*

Mar 05, 2013, 09:00 ET from

BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --®, a division of, inc., announces that a creation by acclaimed designer Richard Chai is the latest installment in their limited edition gift-with-purchase series. Customers who visit will receive the 'Romy', a cobalt beauty case loaded with prestige beauty picks for any site purchase of $100 or more, only while supplies last.

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"Richard is so talented. I'm obsessed with his prints and his color palette," says Romy Soleimani, Director-at-Large and the bag's namesake. "I love the strong color and that it is actually big enough to carry everything you might need for the season, including sunscreen!  It's the epitome of his collections: smart and chic." 

The mini-satchel sports magnetic snap closures, top-zip, durable waterproof material, and a peekaboo-paneled top flap so that packing and toting must-haves is easier than ever.

"I wanted to create a bag for the consumer that evoked a bold, chic and modern spirit."—Designer Richard Chai.

Each bag arrives loaded with more than a dozen prestige beauty samples from some of the top brands in makeup, skin care, hair care and more, boasting a total value of more than $150.

  1. Shaveworks® The Cool Fix® Targeted Gel Lotion
  2. Stila® Stay All Day® 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
  3. GO SMiLE® Double Action Whitening System
  4. NUXE® Creme Fraiche® Mask
  5. h20+ Spa Hand and Nail Cream
  6. ARCONA® Hydrating Serum, Replenish AM/PM
  7. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum
  8. CAUDALIE® Premier Cru®, The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Cream
  9. PHYTO® Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Stimulant with Essential Oils for All Hair Types
  10. Murad® Acne Clarifying Cleanser
  11. PETER THOMAS ROTH® Mega Rich Body Wash
  12. The New Black Nail Polish
  13. bareMinerals® Mini Stroke of Light Eye Brightener, Luminous
  14. An offer for you from the site

A fresh season has definitely arrived for shoppers. Customers craving all-new shades can shop the Spring 2013 Color Collections, read up on new beauty trends, and 'go backstage' via exclusive behind-the-scenes access with at New York Fashion Week.

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About Richard Chai

Richard Chai, a New York native, began his career in fashion at an early age with a prestigious internship at Geoffrey Beene as an undergraduate at Parsons School of Design. Upon graduation from Parsons, Chai continued his studies at the Lissa School in Paris, during which time he worked as a sketcher at Lanvin.

Returning to New York one year later, Chai immediately embarked on his practical experience as an assistant designer at Armani Exchange. He then joined Donna Karan as a designer for the DKNY and D collections. From 1998 to 2001, Chai was the Design Director for the Marc Jacobs' men's and women's collections and the launch of the Marc by Marc Jacobs men's line. In September 2001, Chai was appointed Creative Design Director of all TSE brands, including men's, women's and TSE Say, marking the first time in the company's history that a single person oversaw all brands.

Through his experiences at some of the world's most influential fashion houses, Chai developed a keen eye for detail, a reverence for architectural design elements, and a strong belief in the importance and value of the construction of clothes. After two years at TSE, Richard Chai established his own company in 2004.


During New York Fashion Week in September 2004, Chai launched his Spring 2005 women's wear collection in a formal runway presentation. His well-received debut was a study in understated, yet sophisticated elegance and established his aesthetic sensibility and penchant for clean lines and classic craftsmanship.

In September 2009, the designer debuted a new contemporary-priced women's collection called Richard Chai – LOVE for Spring 2010. Considered the female counterpart to his menswear label LOVE parallels his men's line both in its accessible price and in its aesthetic of uniform-inspired classics refined with a modern, downtown sensibility, and a touch of whimsy.


Officially launched in June 2008 for Spring 2009, Richard Chai launched his eponymous menswear collection with a presentation during Paris Fashion Week. As with his womenswear, Chai takes an architectural approach with his menswear. Design signatures such as arced seams, intriguing fabric treatments and eclectic color palettes lend a distinctly modern flair while keeping in tune with the classic heritage of old world tailoring and craftsmanship.

In June 2010, Richard Chai was named Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Awards / Milestones

  • Winner of the 2005 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award
  • Inducted as a CFDA member in 2007
  • Selected as a 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards finalist for womenswear
  • Named one of six finalists in GQ's s third annual "Best New Men's Designers in America" and was featured in a spread in the magazine's March issue
  • Winner of the 2010 Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Fashion Awards