Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don’t give a lot of interviews, but last week they invited a select group of journalists to speak with them and tour their newest store for one of their fashion labels, The Row, which is famous for super-luxe items like $2,000 cashmere sweaters and$39,000 alligator backpacks. Among those lucky enough to score an interview with the reclusive twins was Matthew Schneier of the New York Times who uncovered some fascinating new facts about MK and A.
1. Many of their clients for The Row have no idea the Olsens were child stars before becoming designers. How can that be, you ask? Well, according to Schneier, although the Olsens themselves are only 29, their clients are often “decades older than [them],” and thus more likely to have children or grandchildren more familiar with the antics of Michelle Tanner and co. than they are themselves.