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Indie Fashion Trends: Matt & Nat and Miz Mooz

Think outside the fashion box for a unique, cutting edge look. Stay ahead of the trends and check out these innovative materials and ethical designs from Matt & Nat and Miz Mooz to jump start your style.

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Matt & Nat is a vegan line designed in Montreal since 1995, and now a well-loved brand that can be spotted in Canada, the United States, the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia. Their motto “live beautifully” inspires an appreciation of the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us. Their chic handbags and accessories are inspired by the textures and hues of nature, and do not use leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. Each season, they explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly, and over the years, they’ve made magic happen with materials such as recycled nylons and cardboard, as well as sustainable rubber and cork. Since 2007, the linings inside all Matt & Nat bags have been made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Some great brand ambassadors of M&N have included Nathalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, and Emily Deschanel. Carry all your essentials in ethical accessories such as this delicate peach tote, add an edgy touch with this zipper-accented laptop bag, and express your need for green with this trendy wallet. Add the perfect finishing touch to your favorite dress or jeans with this faux leather belt.

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From the beginning, Miz Mooz has been committed to the principle that fashion and comfort can happily coexist, with designs expressing the ultimate fusion of form and function. With this sensibility it’s easy to spot a Miz Mooz shoe, just look for chic vintage styling, hand finished leather, and unique and unexpected detailing. Like so many indie companies and rock bands, Miz Mooz was started in a New York City basement. They’ve come a long way since those early days in 2001, but they’re still proud to call NYC home. Treat your toes to fabulous designs such as these ladylike pink sandal pumps, a classic open toe T-strap, or these boss boots with side button embellishments.

Vintage Handbags are Forever, Forever

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Vintage shopping can be daunting. Walking into an antique shop and seeing the racks and racks full of shoes, bags and scarves everywhere, it’s hard to know where to start to find that something special.

Of all the items, those most timeless are the designer handbags. Sometimes they’re kept locked away in cases, and in other stores, you have to be in the know and ask. Regardless, they are the show stopping pieces that most vintage boutique owners search high and low for. In fact, they are so coveted, that at the moment high end department stores and other online retailers have started selling these treasured finds.

We all know that ladies everywhere are always hoping for their Sex in the City Carrie Bradshaw moment with designer duds. Just like a fine wine, vintage handbags can get even better with age if cared for properly. Perhaps it’s because they are so well-made and of course so well-loved, that as they gather life experience, their treasured past shines through.

A vintage monogrammed Louis Vuitton can only elevate your outfit. A vintage Gucci on your arm will get envious glances. And that vintage Chanel that you’re carrying? People are adoring it all around you. That’s how we feel. Which is why we are always thrilled to showcase our vintage handbag events! Our buyers at BTR make it their business to do the scouring so that you don’t have to.

So keep your eyes peeled, ladies. The bags that you’ve always coveted and imagined in your collection are actually attainable. And of course, you can get these forever pieces at a discounted price. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get 2!

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