Hello my beautiful subscribers and friends! Today I’m excited to bring to you a new-to-me brand in the realm of vegan handbags! My kryptonite. Really, well-made vegan handbags make me weak. Can you believe this is going to be my 42nd video dedicated exclusively to vegan handbags?! (read: why vegan leather). La Vani sent me three bags to do an unboxing with initial impressions video and you bet, I was over the moon ecstatic opening each one!
Watch the unboxing video
Under the La Vani flagship are two collections: Dasein which has the feel and look of luxury and designer handbags (under $150), and Macro which is the more affordable line. You will see in the photos and video that Dasein has an air of sophistication, catering to a more mature market; whilst Macro imparts a youthful and free-spirited vibe. La Vani is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. From hobo to satchel to crossbody to backpack to clutch to wallet, your wants and needs are perennially covered, my dear! The shipping is fast (it took only 3 days for me) and all your bags will come with dust bags.
The first bag is this fringe studded hobo in stone color (also sold in black, brown, grey and red). It is very spacious and great for days when you are carrying your entire “life” with you. With that I mean your essentials and more. The shoulder strap isn’t constricting, there’s ample space between your armpits and the top opening of the bag. The finish of this bag reminds me of the mushroom leather bag I featured on my channel last year. It’s soft and easy to wipe if it gets dirty. I like the side faux stone detail, it jives with my crystal and gemstone bracelets. No issue on the stitching which is a very important factor for me when making a purchase.
The next bag is this crossbody/shoulder with tassel and grommet feature. I love the strap, it renders a fashion-forward rocker chic appeal to it, don’t you think so? The strap is adjustable, petite-friendly it is! It’s available in black (as photographed), brown, gray and red. The interior pockets accommodate your mobile phone, keys or anything you want to tuck in for easy reach. Again, I haven’t noticed any issue on stitching. Long time viewers and readers of my blog that stitching is a make or break for me since tarnishing can’t be possibly evaluated right away.
The last item is from their newly-launched Macro collection. I received a monogram-style satchel with surprise mini-shoulder and clutch bags inside. Yes, like a trio bag. Use all or individually, your choice. While I am not into monogram bags, I can say that the size of this bag is pretty decent. My only concern? the stitching. I understand that this is their affordable line but even then, I know they can do better like the quality of their Dasein handbags. Hopefully, they can improve on this minor flaw and introduce a stricter quality control. A happy customer is a repeat buyer.
Overall, if you are looking for relatively affordable yet uber stylish vegan bags, La Vani’s Dasein collection is worth checking out. I see myself wearing them in the next months so stay tuned for updated reviews.
What’s your favorite from the collection?