My friend Dolly is a vegan of the most uncompromising variety: she has Tofurky at Thanksgiving, eats cheese made out of cashews, and—in what is perhaps her most heroic sacrifice, for she is a very stylish person—foregoes not just fur (which you would expect) but leather too. This strikes me as both highly admirable, and— is it altogether too Cher Horowitz to admit?—thoroughly unimaginable. Faux leather almost always looks sadly and obviously faux, and the bags in particular are almost inevitably ruined by too much hardware, oversized zippers, ill-placed exterior pockets, or—not infrequently—some bummer combination of all three. Still, a few of you have requested sources in this category, so I keep an eye out for happy exceptions. And fortunately for us, Dolly has totally come through. This hobo is in an excellent shade of cobalt, and one could not ask for a more classic shape.
I love the Hermes-ish orange of this shoulder bag from Matt & Nat so much that I’ve decided not to mind the fact that it’s branded.
The satchel is usually a more lady-ish shape than I tend to go for, but they’re cool when they’re all big and roomy like this.Tags: co-lab, Matt & Nat, My People, vegan bags