STYLE: VEGAN BAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS SEASON
THE FESTIVE SEASON IS UPON US + SOCIAL CALENDARS ARE FILLING UP. DUST OFF THE CHAMPAGNE FLUTES, TURN THE TUNES UP, SLIP ON SOMETHING SPECIAL + LET'S CELEBRATE IN CRUELTY-FREE STYLE.
Dressed up + somewhere to go? We have fashion handbag options that will help you make an entrance at your next event as well as feel better about the impact you're having on animals + the planet.
Crossbody bags are a popular choice every event season. They allow you to avoid having to juggle your cocktail, canapé + your clutch, and keep you feeling like a carefree creature who doesn't need to limit your hands-on activities. A more classic handbag worn on the shoulder is our go-to for dressier events when you really don't want a crossbody strap impeding your gorgeous outfit.
Here are our top bag picks for end of year parties, summer weddings, holiday gatherings + all your special occasions this season.
THE READER SATCHEL
We have to start any 'what to wear to a fancy event' discussion with our signature crossbody style - The Reader Satchel. With its luggage-inspired handle + boxy shape, it’s got a 'modern meets nostalgic' mood that always makes a statement + is a fun addition to any event.
You can wear it crossbody or carry by that vintage-style handle for a dressier look, and its multiple gussets + compartments are perfect for fitting your phone, keys, cards, makeup + more.
Check out all the current Reader tones + textures here.
THE TINY SPARK
If your plans include hitting the dancefloor, the Tiny Spark makes a petite choice that keeps your necessities close. It's a utilitarian-styled option that gains a new, dressier mood when adorned with a chunky chain strap + we adore playing with this contrast for some after-hours glamour. There's plenty of room for phone, keys, makeup + cards in this streamlined bag so it's ideal for festivals + general dancefloor action.
Another option for petite-yet-fits-all-you-need is the Bandolier, an excellent companion for daytime or evening soirees. It's small + boxy, so again, it's perfect for events where you just want to dance the night away. Pop in your phone, lipstick, cards, keys + voila! - you’re party ready. Keep things sleek with the slimline included strap or dress it up with a chain strap.
LIMITED EDITION EVENING BAGS
For a truly special event, up the glamour with a limited edition handbag in luxe materials. The Petite Cosmos has space for all your night-out essentials + features a gold chain strap and a bespoke recycled handle by Precious Plastic Melbourne. And crafted from Mirum® 100% bio-based fabric, the Illuminate Handbag brings a classic Y2K aesthetic to modern materials.
GO FOR COLOUR
Party + event dressing invites some statement colour, whether it's soft, pale tones for warm evenings or a hit of dopamine-inducing brights. Black is always classic, yes, but a night out is a great opportunity to try something different.
Lighter tones like Lavender + Pale Vanilla keep things summery + fresh, while Citron and Marmalade are sure to be noticed.
DON'T FORGET THE STRAP
For those seeking a bolder, more opinionated look, all our vegan crossbody bags can be customised with our range of bag straps. Go with the OG Barricade strap, add bold stripes with the Laneway or Corridor, or add some bijoux to your bag with the Elemental or Illuminated chain straps. Don't forget there's the added benefit of saving 10% on your total purchase when you pair any (full priced) bag + a strap together.
NUP TO THE CUP
We know race days look glamorous (been there, done that), but we can’t deny horse racing exists to use animals for human profit, and when profit is the main driver, exploitation exists. More than 168 horses have died on racetracks in Australia from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023. That's one horse every 2 days in the name of gambling profits. Horses deserve better from us.
We stand with the horses, past + present, who are pushed to triumph for humans + if they’re deemed surplus are sent to a grim + terrifying death. This year, as always, we believe we can find another reason to dress up + get together. So we’ll be saying Nup To The Cup.
A toast, to being around the ones we love + celebrating this events season - be well + stay safe beautiful beasts, we so appreciate you being here.
XO, Studio Sans Beast