Dylan Lauren

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Dylan Lauren, CEO & Founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar, was immersed from an early age in the worlds of design, art and fashion – she is the daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren and artist/photographer Ricky Lauren, after all! But Dylan also had a love for candy, ever since seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at her 5th birthday party.

Dylan eventually cultivated her love of art and candy at Duke University, where she studied art history and spent her junior year abroad in London and Rome – tasting and discovering new candies, and collecting artful wrappers and packaging from her travels. Dylan set up an event planning company after graduating, but found herself always coming back to her love of candy. She was finally able to realize her childhood dream of opening a candy store – and combine it with her passion for art – in 2001, with the opening of the first Dylan’s Candy Bar.

In her effort to share her knowledge of candy and art, along with her passion for catering to the widest audience, Dylan has been a guest on Good Morning America, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The Today Show, as well as shows on Style, Food Network and E! Dylan has also been featured on numerous magazine covers including Town & Country, Hamptons, New York Resident and The New York Times’ Sunday Styles.

While Dylan has created a strong niche for herself as an expert in the candy world, she is also hailed as influential entrepreneur in New York City. Dylan has won the prestigious Fashion Group International “Rising Star Award” for Retail Design, and was named one of Crain’s 40 under 40 rising stars. Dylan’s Candy Bar has also received numerous Retailer of the Year awards, was recognized by the Association for Retail Environments Design Awards, and has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to the five store locations, Dylan plans to continue expanding her candy empire to major cosmopolitan cities in the U.S. and worldwide. (http://www.dylanscandybar.com/)

Website: http://www.dylanscandybar.com/

Cookbooks by Dylan Lauren