Bags Without Baggage: Ethically Made Handbags for Fall
The first purse I ever owned was a 1995 Jansport mini backpack. It had two straps with a zipper down the middle, giving you the versatility of a single-strapped shoulder bag like the cool grunge girls wore, or two straps like some haute Clueless chick. Despite my clearly awesome bag taste and even a second pierced ear hole, I was painfully uncool in fifth grade, what with my braces, glasses, and first perm. Our awkward phases really shape us, don't they? And here you thought this post was just about bags. More like baggage ;).
This nostalgia is timely though, what with this amazing 90s style revival, and I see 2016 Fall Fashion going earthy in its color scheme, a la 1994-95. Think navy, forest green, burnt siena – basically any colors you might find in a vintage Patagonia catalog.
So, in an ode to my favorite mini Jansport, I present a curated collection of ethically made bags to bring a little 1995 to 2016 style.
SADDLEBAG: MATT & NAT
BUCKET BAG: NOOWORKS + NEVA OPET
CIRCLE BAG: NEVA OPET
MESSENGER BAG: WHAT DAISY DID
STATEMENT CLUTCH: GUNAS
MINI BACKPACK: EVERLANE
HIP POUCH: PINE & BOON
TOTE: RAVEN + LILY
HIP PACK: LOOPTWORKS
WEEKENDER: ELVIS & KRESSE
CAMERA BAG: UNITED BY BLUE
LAPTOP SLEEVE: RAGS2RICHES
DOPP KIT: RICKSHAW BAGS
Have a favorite nostalgic bag from the past? Tell me about it in the comments, if you please.
And since you know I'm all about spreading the love and the good word, I invite you to check out this great ethical & eco-friendly weekender bag guide from my new friends at The Good Trade.