A few months back I was introduced to Matt & Nat handbags. Pretty much ever since then, I’ve been a fan. You know, one of those fans who is excited to see what is going to be put out there next, while at the same time a little skeptical since I don’t know the brand that well. The Matt & Nat Takumi Handheld Horizontal Satchel continues to make me interested in Matt & Nat – in a good way. The magenta rice paper hugs the shape of this handbag and continues to draw the eye. One of the things I love about this handbag, and in fact most Matt & Nat bags is the fact that they are different. The look of the bag isn’t one you see everyday and if anyone asks, you are able to tell them about the eco-friendly bag you are toting around. I am a fan of the short rolled handles which make it an easy bag to pick up and take on the go. Buy through Nordstrom for $245.
I have read a few of mentions of Matt & Nat handbags through the Purse Forum. I actually began to look into this designer a couple months back and I have to say my jaw instantly dropped – in a good way. Matt & Nat are vegan handbags. Can you believe it? The Matt & Nat Japanese Paper Sade Clutch might just be the first vegan purse I call my own. The magenta clutch also has magenta nylon lining, tone on tone stitching and antique silver and black nickel hardware. Open the fold-over zipper closure and you will find plenty of pockets to store anything you carry in your clutch. And you know, the more I think about it, the more I would be absolutely thrilled to tell anyone who asks about my clutch that it is in fact made of vegan leather. I’m not going to go and give up on my fabulous leather handbags anytime soon, but how can you not at least stop and think twice about vegan handbags? Buy this clutch for $150 or peruse other handbags through Stefanibags.