New York socialite Cornelia Guest has launched a new line of handbags she likes to term as ‘cruelty free.’ Her line is eco-friendly; non-animal derived, and boasts style and luxury - without the luxury price tag.
All of her handbags will retail for under $300, in stark contrast to the luxury line by vegan fashion industry leader Stella McCartney; who’s handbags can set you back over $1000.
"I am a huge fan of Stella McCartney. What she is doing is incredible but her bags are expensive. I wanted something more affordable for myself and for my friends. That is very important right now;” says Guest.
Guest’s handbags are created from wood, organic cottons, recyclable PVC, and faux leathers.
Vegan and cruelty-free fashion accessories are becoming more mainstream and acceptable to the public, largely due to the higher quality products being presented, and Hollywood stars like Natalie Portman; who is a vocal promoter of vegan fashion and accessories.
Guest’s line can be purchased at Bloomingdale’s beginning in the fall.