If you are looking for a Vegan Handbag that’s durable, stylish and affordable, you’ve come to the right place.
Don’t we all need a good Vegan Handbag in our lives? One that’s functional, versatile, wearable, and of course, stylish? Of course we do! Well, I’ve been asked to review this beautiful vegan bag by NOAH, and I’m excited to share my opinion with you guys.
Veganism isn’t just about the food we eat…
it’s a way of life, and it means causing the least possible harm. So, this extends to the clothes we wear, too. We don’t need to wear animal skin or fur to be comfortable or fashionable anymore. There are lots of natural, and man-made materials available today, and it keeps growing. The demand for vegan fashion is on the rise, because people are learning the truth about today’s cruel and unnecessary fashion industry.
I will only recommend stuff on Vegan Huggs that I’ve tried, and truly love. You have my word. I did receive this bag for free, but my opinions, are honest and from my heart. I’m quite fond of NOAH, and their dedication to producing high-quality, cruelty-free merchandise, and I’m happy to support a company like this.
I reviewed a pair of NOAH’s shoes a while back, and I was completely impressed with the quality, and durability of them. I’ve worn them so much since then, and I get compliments all the time. I absolutely love the style, and they match with most of my clothes. They are so darn comfy, too!
Besides their top-quality shoes and accessories, I love NOAH’s ethics, customer service, and their concern for animals and our planet. So, when NOAH recently contacted me, to ask if I’d review one of their handbags, I easily replied “yes”. However, in my head, I was responding “HELL YES!”.
A tough decision
The NOAH team was so kind, and they wanted me to pick out my favorite bag. Boy, this was not an easy task, because every bag seemed perfect for me. Eventually, I decided on the Cortina Travel Bag, because my old travel bag was ready for retirement. The black Cortina bag I chose, has a textured finish, but you can also buy it in a smooth material. It also comes in a warm brown color too. I love the stylish, yet timeless look this bag has, along with its functionality, and touch of elegance.
A week later, this stellar bag arrived at my doorstep. The box was in perfect shape, and the Cortina bag was nestled inside a pretty cotton bag with the NOAH logo. I love their attention to detail, and I will use this protective cover when I’m not traveling.
Right out of the box…
this vegan handbag was gorgeous! The material felt soft, velvety and sturdy. Also, it didn’t have that toxic smell that most new bags have (that’s a biggie for me). I was able to use the bag right away, because we had a trip planned that weekend. It fit all of my essentials perfectly with some leftover room. I LOVE that it had big slip pockets on the outside, separate large compartments inside, and a slip pocket for my cell phone too. This bag is organized!
We left the hotel for a day outing, and I knew we wouldn’t be back until late, so I needed to pack accordingly. I used it for my things, my son’s change of clothes, bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, etc. It held up well, and the bag kept its shape beautifully. I accidentally spilled a bit of juice on the outside, and I’m happy to report, that it wiped right off. That sealed the deal for me.
– Size: 40 x 16 x 32 (W x D x H)
– Color: Black
– Material: micronappa (structured and polished)
– Gold-toned hardware
– Top-zip closure with micronappa zipper pulls
– Dual carry handles made with micronappa
– Removable flat canvas shoulder strap
– Gold foot studs on a micronappa flat-bottomed base
– 2 large external slip pockets (1 slip pocket and 1 magnetic closure)
– Removable gold NOAH medallion
– Fully lined grey interior, with 1 XL zipper compartment, 1 med zippered compartment, and 1 slip pocket
– Protective cotton bag for storing
Quality vs quantity
The Cortina Travel Bag might cost a bit more than your average bag, but it’s still completely affordable, and nothing compared to over-priced designer bags. The quality of this bag far surpasses the price, and you really get a lot for your buck. My motto is to buy less, and purchase merchandise that is high-quality, versatile, and is built to last. I’m not a fan of super trendy fashion anymore. I’m in love with the classic look of this bag, and I will be using it for many years to come. If you’re looking for a smaller vegan handbag, you might like the Venezia or the Capri. They are perfect for everyday wear, but look classy and fashionable.
More about NOAH
NOAH was founded in 2009 by a compassionate, eco-friendly team. They design stylish vegan shoes for men and women, along with hats, gloves, bags, belts and wallets. Their shoes & accessories are made in Italy by small companies that have exceptional working conditions for their employees. This means a lot to me, because some people are suffering to make products for us to wear, and It’s just wrong. NOAH makes sure animals, our planet, and humans are not harmed in the making of their merchandise.
Also, they really pay attention to the quality & detail of materials they use. They are high-quality, breathable, scratch resistant, non-toxic, and durable. They use recycled materials and recyclable material. This also makes me feel good, because their products wont be polluting the environment one day. They are so well made, that they can be passed down to someone else to enjoy, too.
NOAH makes sure that all ingredients are vegan including their glues. The glue is water-based, and free of all animal ingredients. For their “leather” and “suede leather” material, they use Micronappa and Microsuede, which are both very soft, and made up of ultra-fine polyester fibers. The material is durable, waterproof, breathable, and easy to clean.