Established in 2009 and based in Denmark, lommé bags are handcrafted by two designers in Copenhagen. The bags are made from coated canvas that is water-proof and treated with oils so that they age well. Each bag is made by skilled designers and they pride themselves that "each bag is unique, just like its owner." They were recently featured in Danish Elle and for good reason! These bags are hot and I am now a huge fan! I can't wait until these bags pick up steam in the US.
Etro is an Italian label with both artistic flaunts and luxurious tastes in clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags. From their structured Fall line detailing in furs and military wear to their flowy Spring line embellished with pretty gold details and dainty shapes, Etro is constantly evolving and consistently moving to the forefront in artful and creative takes in fashion.
There are many designers that offer sustainable options in handbags, but none are as eco conscious as the Elle Portable Light Project Bags. Elle magazine teamed upSheila Kennedy from Portable Light Project to come up with solar paneled bags. Designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Loomstate, Tommy Hilfiger and Loeffler Randall designed one-of-a-kind bags for the project.
My style has changed quite drastically since my move to Los Angeles. I went from being a casual and nonchalant norcal college student in the small hippie town of Davis, California, to a fashion-forward young professional in a matter of days of transitioning to my life in the busy Los Angeles city. I began wearing things that I never wore before as I threw out my hoodies and flip flops and tossed on my leather jacket and studded wedges. I have always been quite the shoportunistic consumer and these days I find myself feeding my addiction to studs, chains, tassels and zippers.
DeGroot Handbags was born in the Spring of 2000 by Missy DeGroot. She designs bold handbags that make a statement yet are not overpowering. The combination of different textures, shapes and colors are truly what makes these bags unique. Just take a look at the zipper hobo. This bag is the perfect balance of function and fashion. The zippers are fun and are not at all overpowering and the color and shape make this a perfect everyday bag. The DeGroot collection has be in Lucky, In Style, Elle, and US Weekly, just to name a few.