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Help me find a new purse

Does anyone have any suggestions for finding a vegan purse that is not too casual, and not faux anything?  I'd really like something that is clearly vegan but doesn't look like hiking gear  :)

Thanks!

I don't know if this is your style, but I found some really cute purses that wer vegi frinedly by Villiager, it's a Liz Claiborn company!

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My favorite subject! I love bags...I have a small addiction to them  :)

For something well made and really nice I would suggest Matt & Nat, they sell them in stores but also have a great selection on Moo Shoes. I have the Buddha and its great, plus they are a great company.
http://www.mooshoes.com/products.cgi?rm=list&category_id=5136

Another place I love is 1154 Lill Studio, its an accidentally vegan place. Its a store in Chicago where you pick out your fabric and design your purse out of their 20 or so fabric designed bags. I have the big Tara bag and I love it! Plus the web site is really cool because you design it on line and you can see what your bag will look like before you buy it, way cool!
http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

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Another place I love is 1154 Lill Studio, its an accidentally vegan place. Its a store in Chicago where you pick out your fabric and design your purse out of their 20 or so fabric designed bags. I have the big Tara bag and I love it! Plus the web site is really cool because you design it on line and you can see what your bag will look like before you buy it, way cool!
http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

Oh.... my..... GOD!!!  This is the coolest site!  Thanks!

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http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

Oh.... my..... GOD!!!  This is the coolest site!  Thanks!

Second!  What I don't like about Matt & Nat is they use faux leather.  I've been on the lookout for a nice cotton bag that's appropriate for work, but I haven't found anything so I carry everything around in my pockets.  I love the handbag design website.

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Another place I love is 1154 Lill Studio, its an accidentally vegan place. Its a store in Chicago where you pick out your fabric and design your purse out of their 20 or so fabric designed bags. I have the big Tara bag and I love it! Plus the web site is really cool because you design it on line and you can see what your bag will look like before you buy it, way cool!
http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

Oh.... my..... GOD!!!  This is the coolest site!  Thanks!

I know! Its the best ever! I was visiting a friend in Chicago and she took me there, it took me close to 2 hours to finish my bag! there is one small clutch that has a leather piping but I am sure it says it on the description. They also tell you the fabrics composition, like linen or cotten, etc. which is great!

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I LOVE this!!  My DH is going to get so flustered when truck loads of purses start showing up at the door!  ;)

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Here is Matt and Nat's website... http://www.mattandnat.com/

That is all I buy.  Their customer service is excellent. 

I don't mind that it is faux leather because I like the look of leather and I buy it for me.  Actually, I have received so many compliments on my bags, other (omni)  friends have started buying purses from Matt and Nat.  IMHO, faux leather isn't any different than fake cheese or a veggie burger.

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Queen Bee Creations is a wonderful source of hand-made just for you bags, wallets, cosmetic bags & such. The quality and durability is incredible and their designs are unusual and very creative.
I just treated myself to a tote & new wallet for my birthday!  :) 

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http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

TOTALLY COOL!!!!!!! Thanks for the link sarah!!!

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IMHO, faux leather isn't any different than fake cheese or a veggie burger.

I agree.  For me, it's not a vegan issue, it's an environmental issue.  I don't like using plastics.

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Another place I love is 1154 Lill Studio, its an accidentally vegan place. Its a store in Chicago where you pick out your fabric and design your purse out of their 20 or so fabric designed bags. I have the big Tara bag and I love it! Plus the web site is really cool because you design it on line and you can see what your bag will look like before you buy it, way cool!
http://www.1154lill.com/custombags/default.asp

And if you really enjoy mixing and matching stylish clothes and accessories, try this web site (insert sarcastic tone. Sorry guys...I mean gals...I can't help myself... ;D :D): http://www.barbiegirls.com/home.html

(Is this really what young girls are into these days?)

BTW, I'm not knocking the search for a vegan purse. I've been looking for a new one for quite some time now. I've had the same faux leather deal that my cat has been chewing on every chance he gets for about a year now. I just HATE shopping. That can be a problem sometimes. :P

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Um... shaolinbunny.... you have to register for that site.... are you telling me that after hearing the loading music you STILL registered?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't bring myself to go past that part.
I hate real shopping too... but I like shopping online. So sitting and choosing my colors for a bag (not going out looking for it!) is a dream come true.
I really like the LILL bags but they are on the expensive side for a vegan (read: cloth bag) if I can designed the perfect one I may get it for my birthday like avesha. :) It's next week YAY! heehee!

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Um... shaolinbunny.... you have to register for that site.... are you telling me that after hearing the loading music you STILL registered?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't bring myself to go past that part.
I hate real shopping too. but I like shopping online. So sitting and choosing my colors for a bag (not going out looking for it!) is a dream come true.
I really like the LILL bags but they are on the expensive side for a vegan (read: cloth bag) if I can designed the perfect one I may get it for my birthday like avesha. :) It's next week YAY! heehee!

Nah, I just watched the intro. If I actually registered and watched more, I think my head would explode. Maybe you didn't wait long enough to see the intro (there is a pause before it starts), which I would completely understand.

I can understand the appeal of online shopping. Beats the heck out of real shopping.

EDIT: And in my defense, I don't seek out sites like this for fun...I was referred to it by a couple of articles beginning with this one:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN1829544320070418

Here's a quote: "Last night at the Digital Life preview a Mattel rep--who, just to make the conversation extra surreal, actually looked sort of like Barbie--told me that in the first 60 days of its existence, the new online virtual world Barbie Girls has signed up three million members, and they're adding new ones at the rate of 50,000 a day."  3 Million Members?!!!

EDIT #2: Oops. The quote was from this article, not the one above (not that anyone cares; I just thought I'd rectify my error for peace of mind):
http://blog.sciam.com/index.php?title=guess_who_just_launched_the_fastest_grow&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

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Yeah when I was a kid I had a book on doll collecting... it said someone buys a Barbie doll every 2 seconds!!!!!!

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i'm a sex pistols tote bag gal....so i have no clue! i'm sorry.  :-\

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