Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Luxury Vegan Handbags from Heather Belle Co.

Commandress Special Reports – “Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” is a month-long feature that will spotlight American-made clothing that is work-appropriate and professional. And, in “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price.

Wow. Here is a gorgeous navy Carry-All bag from Heather Belle Co. that happens to be vegan: each of Heather Belle’s handbags is Made in the USA from hand-cast and hand-painted faux exotics (here, faux python). The bags’ textures look amazing, and I bet the materials are actually much more durable than the real thing. The company’s tagline is spot on: “Capturing the allure and essence of exotic animals without harm.” This Elizabeth Carry-All is a generous 12.5 inches tall and 17 inches wide with a 20 inch handle – perfect for carrying on your shoulder. The Elizabeth Carry-All in Navy Python is available for $550 from Heather Belle Co.

Another beautiful (and witty) design from Heather Belle is the much smaller Willa Handbag, which is made from hand-cast & hand-painted faux moraleti. I love the chic, slim shape (5.5 inches high and 10 inches wide), but my favorite detail is the signature 18K gold plated Heather Belle pin chain. Look closely – the chain is a string of extremely stylish safety pins. The Willa Handbag (shown here in burgundy) is available for $475 from Heather Belle Co. (and also available in black, orange, mocha, navy and nude).

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  1. Julia says

    Heather Belle bags are fabulous! I splurged on one before my son was born and still love it!!