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Berber Bags: Baraka Included

By Diane Small If you’re into modern boho style, you’re probably familiar with what’s being called ‘the Berber bag’– a chic antique bag made from raw leather and adorned with intricate embroidery. But what do you know about the people…

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9 Lovely Vegan Flats for Any Occasion

By Holly Litchfield As any girl knows, ballet slippers are one of the most classic designs around. Made a wardrobe staple by none other than (trained dancer herself) Audrey Hepburn, a pair of flats look elegant with slim cigarette…

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10 Chic Vegan Bag Brands for Summer

By Lora O’Brien We all love a good handbag. They’re the perfect accessory to the perfect outfit, and no matter how bloated you feel, they never lose their fit! But if you’re not a fan of parading animal skin…

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Found! 12 Stylish Wood Sunglasses Brands

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi As proven by the fact that Armani‘s Canaletto Walnut models have now sold out, it’s pretty clear that wood sunglasses are definitely a ‘thing’ for the summer of 2015. But buyer beware: just because they’re made…

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12 Hot Sustainable Lingerie Brands

By Paige French “You know what’s sexy?’ asked one of our celeb faves, Sean Penn. “Giving a sh*t.” It stands to reason then that by wearing eco-friendly lingerie, you’ve just made yourself ten times hotter. To Sean Penn, at…

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9 Truly Eco Friendly Vegan Leathers

By Chere Di Boscio At Eluxe, we were horrified to learn that some of the bags and shoes we thought were eco-friendly due to their ‘vegan’ credentials, were actually the worst kind of greenwashing: petroleum-based, heavily polluting and toxic.…

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Stella McCartney’s Made in Africa Bags

By Diane Small The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) sounds very official and serious. After all, it is a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organisation. It should be…

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Catherine B at Liberty of London

By Chere Di Boscio “I don’t want to own what everybody else has,” says quintessential Parisian Catherine B. “That’s why I love vintage. And I specialise in Hermes and Chanel simply because they are the best.” Indeed, no one…

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Found! Super Sexy Vegan Handbags

By Diane Small Animals are so beautiful. From the complex patterns of the python and the rough toughness of the crocodile to the gentle softness of fur, it’s no wonder that humans have coveted the skins of other living…

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Great Eco Leather Accessories for Fall

By Chere Di Boscio We all know that given the methane emissions and carbon footprint from cattle ranching, leather is far from eco-friendly, and of course many object to the killing of animals for food and clothing. Yet for…

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5 Perfect Vegan Shoe Brands For Fall

By Chere Di Boscio Sigh. It’s always a bit sad when the open-toed sandals and shoes get put away for another season. Goodbye, strappy sandals. Hasta la vista, gladiators. But a big, roaring hello to knee high boots, Oxford…

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An Eluxe Favourite Find: Scout & Catalogue

By Diane Small There was something that drew me to this new brand–something beyond the soft, earthy colours; the thick, sumptuous textures; the comfortable lengths and depths. I couldn’t put my finger quite on it, but I knew instinctively these…

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Hippy, Hippy Chic: Dono di Isis

By Emma Tynan With its strong sense of collectivism and artisanal traditions, South America is well known for producing traditionally made textiles and leather goods; however, perhaps due to their isolation from global markets, these products were not well…

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A Higher Love: Husna Sandals

By Arwa Lodhi The word ‘agape’ has many meanings. It could mean ‘wide open’, as in ‘her mouth was agape in wonder at the beauty of what she saw.’ In the Bible, it is simply used to mean ‘love’.…

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In Bloom: Gucci Flora Collection

By Diane Small Britain’s iconic Chelsea Flower Show, which opens next week, has gone high fashion after Gucci unveiled its whimsical garden inspired by its classic Flora motif. Designed by Sarah Eberle, the Gucci Flora Garden includes many of…

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Abury Fairytale Photo Shoot

By Chere Di Boscio Traditionally worn by Berber men on long journeys across the Sahara, a Berber fairytale is captured in the embroidery of each Abury bag. Encased by the shadows of budding trees, holding an ancient African bag…

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Lost and Found: Winde Reinstra

By Arwa Lodhi While Chanel and Dior may be the highlights of Paris Fashion Week for many, and Burberry is often the star of London Fashion Week, when it comes to Amsterdam’s turn, for most, Winde Reinstra is the…