Tall, venti, grande -- or Alice + Olivia?
On Tuesday, Starbucks and Stacey Bendet, founder and designer of Alice + Olivia, unveiled a design collaboration that will bring two products -- a ceramic tumbler and a teddy bear -- to Starbucks stores over the holidays. The products will be available on Starbucks' online store on Friday, in Canadian locations on Saturday and in U.S. stores on Nov. 12.
The ceramic tumbler features Alice + Olivia's signature black-and-white stripe motif with a removable tulle skirt. The "Bearista Bear" wears a matching striped dress, pearls, red shoes and flower cap. Both items are priced around $20.
This isn't the first time Starbucks has collaborated with a fashion designer on a product line. The Seattle-based coffee-maker has also teamed up with Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Jonathan Adler, Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Sophie Theallet, Billy Reid and Charlotte Ronson.
Nothing beats Starbucks for convenience, and we imagine both products will end up being last-minute gifts for girlfriends, daughters and nieces. If you get us the tumbler, fill it with a pumpkin spice latte, won't you?