Candy Queen- Dylans Candy Bar
Fri July 6th 2012
By Mikyla Allen
If you have been to Holt Renfrew you have surely seen Dylan’s Candy Bar products placed around the store. The fun, colourful packaging is hard to miss. Dylan’s Candy bar is a chain of boutique candy shops located in New York City, East Hampton and Houston and also sells to wholesale venues around the world including Canada’s own, Holt Renfrew. Dylan’s Candy Bar is owned by Dylan Lauren, who is the daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren and artist and photographer Ricky Lauren.
Dylan’s inspiration for the products came from the Roald Dahl story, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dylan’s vision for her products was to merge fashion, art and pop candy culture together to make something creative and different from every other candy product out there. Dylan’s dream became a reality in 2001 with the opening of the Dylan’s Candy Bar flagship store .The flagship store in New York City, is a popular spot among celebrities including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Janet Jackson, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise and even Madonna! The store has been featured in many films and TV shows including Hitch, Arthur and Gossip Girl! The store was renovated in 2008 to include a third floor which houses a cafe that serves ice cream and other sweet treats. The flagship store is now the largest candy store in the world! Dylan’s Candy Bar has over 5,000 different types of candy and is known for their Belgium Chocolate bars. With that much candy everyone is sure to find something they like.
To combine fashion and sweets, Dylan has also created candy inspired t-shirts, tanks, pyjamas, hoodies and more! The line also features jewelry and accessories including cute “ I love Candy” bangles that were featured in InStyle Magazine. Dylan has a passion for sharing her knowledge of candy and art and has been a guest on Good Morning America, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The Today Show, as well as shows on the Style network and E! In May of 2011, Dylan graced the cover of Forbes Magazine for inheriting her fathers entrepreneurial skills. Dylan has made her mark in the industry and is well known as an influential entrepreneur in New York City. She has won the Fashion Group International “ Rising Star Award” for retail design, which is a very prestigious award. Dylan was also named one of Crain’s 40 under 40 rising stars and Dylan’s Candy Bar has received multiple Retailer of the Year awards. Dylan Lauren is known as the Candy Queen and we can clearly see why. Their is no doubt she has made her famous father proud!