I must admit, I'm obsessed.
The Underground Chic's fashionable, 100% RPET (polyester made from recycled plastic bottles), eco-friendly, and vegan handbags caught my eye about a month ago on the fabulous GirlieGirlArmy website. Since then I made it my mission to acquire one. (Okay, two.)
A start-up business based in New York City, The Underground Chic evolved from the lack of companies supplying sustainable yet fashionable handbags. We found our nich by providing affordable style alternatives that are cruelty-free and reduce the environmental impact and recycle the earth’s natural resources creatively, intelligently and responsibly.
Our bags are geared toward women of all ages who want to express the more whimsical side of their personality, The Underground Chic bags convey a sense of sophistication and confidence, all the while knowing they are demonstrating a “green” commitment. They are also great for traveling and the women on the go with enough room to carry a laptop and the inside multi-pockets will keep you organized so you can find your cell phone and keys in seconds!
We take being an eco-conscious company seriously and feel it is our responsibility to contribute towards protecting and respecting our environment. Join us and help reduce the carbon footprint with a sustainable bag!
The bags appear to be real leather at first glance, mimicking the style and shape of a traditional birkin bag, but upon closer inspection the conscious consumer will see a photo printed image on the outside!
Did I mention the bags range from $32-125? And that no animals were harmed in the process of making them? A dream come true, to be sure. Also, for every handbag or cosmetic bag purchased, The Underground Chic will plant a tree.
I opted for the Grassy Green 'Samantha' bag after I found that the Ginny Orange Crush bag was out of stock (except for one that had a thinner lining, which The Underground chic's Ann sent to me anyway; talk about customer service!!), and I couldn't be happier. Also, the bags are large enough to hold everything I have to carry around with me for my job, while still looking chic and stylish.
Pet lovers rejoice as well, because I have it on good authority that they are currently designing a pet carrier based on the birkins; I can't wait to acquire one for my kitty.
I would strongly suggest that any vegan, cruelty free, eco fashionista support this wonderful company and snag one of these bags. Everything about them is wonderful!
PS: Sign up for their newsletter to get 20% off your first order.