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Raven at Raven Kauffman Couture

Ladies, a new season has arrived which means it’s time to swap out your comfy ol’ bag for a new one… that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Luxury brand Raven at Raven Kauffman Couture fends off the statement that non-leather accessories can’t be just as posh as their bloody counter-parts. The  Everyday Exotics collection features textured rubber clutches, totes, and day bags that will make you do a double look.

Modern technology certainly gives Mother Nature a boost with this gorgeous collection of three dimensional replicas of exotic skins that are crafted from a silicone mold of a real crocodile skin. The results are exceptionally-made hand-cast handbags.

If you need a metallic clutch to update your look for those hot summer nights, the Daphne ($395) in this gorgeous camel shade is crafted from hand painted, 3-D rubber “python.” Her scales are as lifelike as the real thing and finished off with a subtly gleaming Antique Brass Python Plate. Daphne will be your go-to girl.

A splash of red will never be out of style and the classic Stella ($395) featured here in a bold saturated cognac tone (and 3D flair) will ensure that you’re on point for years to come. Each bag has a hand-painted and finished surface which gives it a unique character and an authentic look.

If you’re like me, you need a sturdy yet chic bag to weather through marathon long days. Let’s make it official… I am lusting after Ethel ($740) and I’m not going to stop until I get her.

Even the description on Raven’s site has me salivating:

“Ethel is the perfect partner for either your everyday errands or a luxurious weekend break. Made of beautifully textured “caiman,” Ethel infuses your wardrobe with a sophisticated but edgy vibe. Weather resistant and endlessly versatile, you can rely on Ethel to keep you looking chic no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.”

Um. Where do I sign up?!

But, don’t just take my word for it… stylish celebs such as Rihanna, Eva Mendes, Sheryl Crow and many others have been spotted all over Tinsel Town with Raven in tow.

Animal activist Eva Mendes.

Which bag have you gone gaga over? Comment below so we can plot on how skipping groceries for the next month is worth the sacrifice for one of these stunning bags. Not. Joking.

See you next Sustainable Sunday loves!










Photo credit: J Bryan Dill