Not only do plastic bags ruin even the most winning ensembles, they scream carelessness towards the environment. Thankfully, the totes from Fleabags designers (and flea-market addicts) Shira Entis and Alex Bell are sturdier than flimsy disposable bags and green-minded to boot. Like all bags in the collection, the dapper Original Flea style is handmade in New York with locally sourced materials. Using re-purposed vintage details and vegetable-tanned leathers, all the bags are silk-screened using water-based ink, then sewn into large, lightweight carryalls. The heritage-appeal of leather-trimmed canvas in throwback hues like saddle and pebble make Fleabags a stylish choice. Each bag is printed with a limited-edition number, ensuring they won’t become ubiquitous like other Not-A-Plastic-Bag options.
Preloved reclaimed vintage “Osana” coat, $259. www.preloved.ca.
H&M Garden Collection organic cotton crochet tunic, $30. At H&M stores.
Salvor modal scarf, $240. www.upcboutique.com.
Ashley Watson recycled leather and hemp bag, $385. www.ashleywatson.net.
Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Shoes “Ultragirl IV” recyclable PVC ballet flats, $145. www.melissaplasticdreams.com.
Thomas tencel shredded cob-web tunic, $400. www.upcboutique.com.
Zoe Tee’s organic cotton-blend “Terry” t-shirt, $225. email@example.com.
Levi’s recycled denim skinny boot jeans in Sunkissed (Destructed), $98. At Levi’s stores.
Speech English pewter and coral necklace, $220. www.upcboutique.com.
Christian Louboutin “Bianca Sling” cork peep-toe platform heels, $855. At Holt Renfrew.
Tarte “Flower Child” natural cheek stain in Deep Golden Rose, $30. At Sephora.com.