25 Feb Vegan Leather
“I’m a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan too. Vegan just means that you don’t use animal products, so you don’t wear leather, you don’t wear wool, and you don’t eat animal products. But you can eat French fries and stuff like that all day long.”
– Emily Deschanel
Color Block Vegan Leather Tote – $75
I had always steered clear of what we know in the industry as “pleather.” A man made fabrication that from afar looks like the real thing, but in fact is not. I loved the idea of faux leather, but it always looked cheap and phony up close and was not durable as it cracked and tore easily. My trip to Paris last year with Jess completely changed both of our minds. We found a perfect bag that was a great size and shape and the price was just right. “Vegan Leather” those Frenchies called it, and we filled up our suitcases with as many as we could carry back to Los Angeles. Unaware of how they would be received by our customers, we were pleasantly surprised when we reordered them as many times as we could, until the stock ran out from our Parisian vendor. Jess and I have been on the hunt for months for the next great Vegan bag, and we hit pay dirt at the recent Fashion Market shows earlier this month. Here are some of our favorite newest arrivals.
Metallic/Black Vegan Snakeskin Tote – $98
Reversible Pewter and Black Vegan Leather Tote – $85
Vegan Leather Python Print Purse – $85