The Big Bag Theory

Have you heard the news? Luxury brands are going vegan! While cruelty-free consumers may not immediately think of big-name designers when accessory shopping, there’s a crop of forward-thinking designers offering beautiful bags in faux leather and other veggie-friendly materials. As if we needed one more excuse to get a new bag. Whether it’s a 24/7 carryall or a playful evening piece, this season is all about exquisite detailing and a carefree attitude. We all know the power of a statement bag – if you choose cleverly, the right bag can go from mere accessory status to becoming the key focus of your look. With spring just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the best and brightest designer bags that will put a stylish spin on any outfit – with a cruelty-free twist. This is a time to experiment, have fun, take fashion risks. If not now, when?

 

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1) Paint it Blue

Iconic in its simplicity, this satchel effortlessly blends a classic shape with contemporary details. Playful colour blocking will add just the right amount of humour to your work wardrobe. Marni

2) Jet Set Pet

Featuring the designer’s pet dog Olive in New York, this pouch will keep any purse organised and can easily double up as a quirky and cool clutch for a casual night out. Marc by Marc Jacobs

3) Party at the Pool

When it comes to the weather, springtime is anything but predictable. Luckily, this hand-painted cross-body bag will make every day feel just like the first day of summer. Kenzo

4) Connect the Dots

Just the right size for throwing your essentials in and being out the door in no time, this clutch is the perfect combination of timeless chic and fun. Givenchy

5) Fringe Festival

Reworked with luxe fringing, this iconic style will bring a boho twist to any outfit. Team with a wide-leg jeans and wedges to complete the haute-hippie look. Stella McCartney

6) Modern Muse

Polished resin inlays and grid detailing will add a splash of colour to a neutral palette or clash beautifully against a vibrant print for an eclectic, fashion-meets-art effect. Anya Hindmarch

7) Neutral Ground

We’re head over heels in love with this versatile tote in lightly shimmering pink. Pair it with other relaxed hues for an effortless, minimalist appeal. Vivienne Westwood

 

 

Header photo by Roman Balog on sxc.hu

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Kasia Gumowska

A professional fashion writer (and addict), consider Kasia your trusted source of trends and shopping inspiration. Born and raised in Poland, she’s a Londoner at heart, always hoping that her next trip to this magical city will jump-start a promising career, or at least a romantic love story… A girl can dream, right? In the meantime, Kasia enjoys an early morning rice milk latte and vegan cakes, which she bakes herself in her tiny but very own flat in Milan, where she lives, works and shops, obviously!

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