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Spotlight on cork, a luxury eco-fabric that saves forests and makes great purses

Posted by Claire Smith on

  Ever wondered how cork is harvested and processed to make luxury handbags? Check out this fascinating video and learn more... It's part of the Beyond Bags mission to prove that animal-free and eco-friendly doesn't have to mean some tired old cotton tie-dye or jute shopping bag! Cork is an amazingly soft, supple and lightweight material that is water-resistant and stain-resistant and can be fashioned into bags that are individual and unique thanks to each natural cork piece having its own inherent specialness. Beyond Bags is sourcing luxury cork bags from a number of designers, each with their own special twist, but...

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New Pinatex luxury bags in store now!

Posted by Claire Smith on

As more designers start to create bags in this innovative new leather substitute, made from pineapple leaves, Beyond Bags is expanding its range.Beyond Bags selects from the best designed and well made bags available for vegans, and we are thrilled to find more options in Pinatex from new designers in new styles. Beyond Bags now stocks backpacks, totes, bucket bags and a sophisticated clutch that converts to a cross body with an adjustable faux leather strap.For the discerning customer who wants to maintain vegan principles and also protect the environment, Beyond Bags is seeking out lots more leather alternatives made from natural...

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Pretty in Pink and Flaming in Orange!

Posted by Claire Smith on

For us girlies, there is a choice of pinks this season that will suit a variety of looks and situations.  The peaceful pale pink of the handbags, satchels and hobo bags in our Spring Collection is unobtrusive and engenders an aura of innocence and purity. This subtle shade is perfect in soft lightweight cork for a more relaxed look and in faux leather for more dressed-up situations. At the other end of the spectrum, the hot pink in our sexy satchel bag is whimsical, tempting and tantalising. For the bold woman who wants to make a statement, this colour is energetic and...

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Tangled up in blue

Posted by Claire Smith on

Blue is the most on-trend colour this Spring, with three great shades making for a cool and relaxed look.Our pale blue metal-rimmed handbag above exemplifies the lightest of these, a refreshing aqua that brings to mind a tropical island.The darkest and most intense can be seen in our cork tote, and faux leather handbag and hobo bags, a strong confident colour with great energy.Lastly, the denim-blue exemplified in our cork saddlebag is perfect for a chilled out Saturday brunch with jeans. Or for a variation on a theme, why not try our new blue swirl-patterned box clutch, for total elegance...

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Excited to show you our Spring 2017 Collection

Posted by Claire Smith on

Spring is on its way and our 2017 Spring collection celebrates the bright colours of new life in nature. Verdant leafy greens, flame orange, hot pink and daffodil yellows zap a pop of colour into your wardrobe. Cool blues reflect cloudless skies in denim shades and nautical navy. Baby pinks and eggshell blues echo the first breath of creation. Easy to wear neutral beige and warm natural cork complete this cheerful new range. Plus we are adding new styles and colours in innovative pineapple leather! Drop by soon to see the full range of vibrant handbags, purses, saddlebags, clutches, totes and bucket bags....

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