Shop Like You Give a Damn: Compassion Couture

In last week’s post, I couldn’t help but brag about all the astonishing cruelty-free Fall looks featured at New York Fashion Week, but this week I wanted to shift your focus to Spring. Meet the cruelty-free fashion experts with web-retailer Compassion Couture!

Jill and Tracey of Compassion Couture at NY Vegetarian Expo

Compassion Couture was started by two sisters (and best friends) working in the busy hustle and bustle of corporate America, all the while knowing they were not fulfilling their true life’s dreams. With a sincere concern for the welfare of animals and the planet, they redirected their focus on aiming towards making the biggest difference possible in the world in which we live. How can you argue with that? You don’t people.

Compassion Couture is a one-stop boutique for high quality, fashion-forward handbags, shoes and accessories that are both cruelty-free and eco-friendly.  They solely offer products by companies that place a strong emphasis on producing their goods in a sustainable and ethical way.  Based on their unique sense of style, they hand pick every item that is sold on their site, which includes an array of fashion-forward high quality shoes, bags, wallets, belts and other accessories.

Here are their top three accessory picks for Spring!

Olsen Haus – Mars – Citron - $275

As with all Olsen Haus shoes, the Mars is high-quality, stylish, cruelty-free and fair trade!  Made of linen and microfiber suede, these pumps are ahead of the curve and fashion-forward with buckles galore.

Gunas – Sweet Heart Purse – White/Orange/Camel - $225

Bold and edgy, the Sweet Heart makes a statement for Spring with its bold array of colors.  This purse is cruelty-free, handcrafted and produced at a socially responsible factory.

Cri de Coeur – Clio Wedge – Black & Gold - $380

These wedges are rocker chic!  They are made of high quality PU, recycled linen, a recycled wood platform and feature an open toe with zipper closure in back.

I can’t speak for y’all but I’ll take one of each. Right?!

Compassion Couture’s mission is to prove that it is possible to have a strong sense of beliefs without sacrificing your sense of style. From sexy pumps to casual boots to chic bags, this is the one place a girl can splurge guilt-free!

Which is your favorite? Do share! See you next Sustainable Sunday.












Photo by Ashley Hylbert Photography.



Shop Like You Give A Damn: Cri de Couer - These Boots Are Made For Flauntin'

I first featured ethical footwear collection Cri de Coeur in a Shop Like You Give A Damn post last February to introduce you to the line. They keep bringing the cruelty free heat and I just had to share with you the two boots I am currently coveting.

Florence Tasseled Wedge Boot in Ebony -  $495

Named after fabulous indie-rocker Florence Welch, of Florence + The Machine, (I mean have you heard her new album Ceremonials yet? It is brilliant!!) this platform wedge boot will entice any dame who is seeking to infuse fun and flair to her wardrobe. I adore the unexpected tassel and asymmetrical design elements that Flo herself would surely appreciate!

Hand crafted in Los Angeles and made from faux patent leather and reclaimed wood makes this a solid sustainable style must-have.

Addison Lace-Up Wedge in Rust -  $450

The must-have shoe of the season, Addison is so transitional in your wardrobe from cuffed denim and fitted cargos to textured tights paired with dresses. The platform wedge and lace-up styling make these booties a snap to strut your stuff while the contrasting off-white patent vegan leather buckle strap separates it from the hum-drum pack of less than worthy booties! The 1” wedge is also made from reclaimed wood while being made cruelty free in the U.S. of A.

Finn Platform Cutout Sandal - Originally $390. Sale Price $292.50 

Gorgeous kicks, right?! Don’t’ forget to check out Cri de Couer's SALE section that is chalk full of beautiful shoes including the Finn Cutout Platform Sandal available in Camel for $100 off!

Don’t’ wait until Spring to wear these lovelies… pair this sandal with slouched socks and leggings and boogie the night away!

Leave a comment and let me know which of these three coveted items is your fave and how you would work them into your wardrobe.

See you next Sustainable Sunday!












Photo courtesy of Ashley Hylbert Photography.