I would not shy away from Pradas Cervo Lux ($2,052) leather handbag if it fell out of the sky and hit me on the head, but Id rather put my precious $2,000 toward something more fun and functional, like a new pair of Nordic skate skies. Besides, since handbags are all about status and making a statement, why not make an important statement with a Bazura Bag?
This new Canadian company designs and sells stylish and sustainable bags and accessories made by a Filipino womens co-operative out of non-biodegradable juice containers and recycled rice bags (basura is a Filipino word for garbage"). And dont roll your eyes at recycled." Just because its made out of a plastic juice box doesnt mean it wont go with your Jimmy Choos.
My favorite, the Woven Wood Handle Bag ($48), is designed in a traditional box-weave pattern, has bamboo handles, and comes in a rainbow of colors. Just like a major label, it screams look at me!"