Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lilypond/ Olivia + Joy Spring 2013 Leather -Free Carry-Alls With Big Style+Practicality

 Outdoor Retailer/SLC + Midtown/NYC

Leather free haulers ---practical, durable and blessed with style---are a chic alternative to animal skin carry-alls. We recently previewed the Spring 2013 collections of two brands that we've favored for a few seasons, Lilypond and Olivia + Joy...both at very accessible prices.

The hip factor of going vegan/eco is catching on---Stella McCartney has always had a cruelty free brand of accessories,  and now-the luxury Italian label Bottega Veneta---offers up a stunning satchel made from Japanese Washi paper.

Bravo to the consumer demand for leather alternatives even grabs the eyeballs of that leather goods stalwart. Both selections are incredibly expensive though; we are sure there's a reason why- beyond a pricey marketing budget.

Lilypond's bags, totes, and accessories are largely made with recycled PET---aka a recycled fabric named CYCLEPOND™-on the exterior and interior.

FIREFLY- exterior of CYCLEPOND™ contrast interior, padded interior laptop sleeve,  zippered in and outside pockets, dual rolled nylon hand/shoulder wraps. $110

easy clean interior---big inside pockets

Mountaintop-made of durable 1680 ballistic nylon fabric-a 21 inch carry on duffel, 2 large interior pockets, exterior pocket, fully lined interior-easy to clean, webbing handles and backpack straps that can zip away, adjustable padded shoulder strap-key fob. $149

backpack style straps

we'd carry this as a day bag----Nightingale Toiletry ---100% recycled CYCLEPOND™ exterior and contrast interior lining, adjustment hook, lots of compartments including mesh, main compartment with loops for secure storage

organize essentials, easily.

Sunflower-durable 1680 ballistic nylon, zip close top, molded bottom-durable, loads of interior and exterior pockets

100% recycled CYCLEPOND™ interior and exterior fabric, ventilated side pockets-great for separating shoes, wet bathing suits, loads of exterior pockets-both sides, three interior pockets

yoga mat straps w/velcro close on bottom of bag, adjustable padded shoulder strap

OUR FAV GYM BAG EVER---SUNDOWN ($99)...for Spring 2013 in persimmon and mariner blue.

Among many accolades---this hauler has a unique zip-top handle closure...easy full opening access.

Mountaintop -in reef blue---grab handles-on side, top- as well as backpack straps.

Cypress Wallet-$45 (l)-spacious interior, 4 zipped pockets, wristlet, Savannah Wallet $39 (r)--- 2 main body zipps, plenty of compartments, Both of CYCLEPOND™
LOBO -recycled CYCLEPOND™ exterior/contrast interior, front flap zippered pockets, zipped main compartment, interior slash pocket, magnetic front closure, adjustable shoulder strap-molded back fits for carrying close.$39

OLIVIA + JOY makes PVC-leather like bags with very urban panache...with enough interior and exterior pockets for essentials---plus.

Solid neutrals, animal prints, and bright neon colors- with gold hardware, shiny and embossed bags satchels, hobo bags and clutches...and over-sized haulers---a NYC fav size...minimalists and blingaholics will both find favor with the selection.

big flap front closure---pretty!

Prices are terrific---no wonder we see Olivia+Joy in a lot of print's like get the swanky look, without the swishy price tag.
b/w print-with corner patent leather trim---gold hard wear...great satchel

nylon bag-with faux leather trim...