I am a huge fan of Stella McCartney; her designs are always simple and classic without being at all boring. And although I am not currently a vegan (I was), I respect her decision not to design with leather, suede or other animal products. Other than a pair of sandals from a couple of years ago, I have never purchased any of her pieces, although I am always tempted by her handbags (but have a problem paying $1,000+ for non-leather…).
Her new collection for LeSportsac is much more reasonably priced – although not cheap at all – and made from “recycled eco polyester” (whatever that means). My favorite pieces are in the travel section:
I love that this has a bottom section for shoes, and it’s big enough for a carry-on on the plane, or to take on an impromptu weekend trip. Most of the items are available in different patterns, you can play around and find the one you like the best. All Stella McCartney for LeSportsac pieces are pre-order only, and this one will set you back $395. (gasp!!)