RHONJ star unveils plans for handbag line.

on Apr 8, 2011 - The Dish

Caroline Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey
Gretchen Rossi is getting good company in the Housewife-turned-handbag-designer arena. The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo recently announced plans to debut her own collection of trendy gear this fall.

"I never thought in a million years I'd be doing something like this," the 'Wife spills to WWD. Caroline's upcoming Jersey couture will range in price from $45 to $450, and include a variety of styles and sizes (yes, Teresa, the line does feature leopard prints).

Keeping fellow doting dog owners in mind -- ahem, Lisa Vanderpump and Jill Zarin -- Caroline's also launching two lines of accessories for stylish furballs, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Best Friends Animal Society.

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