We Found the New ‘It Bag’ For Professional City Girls

Good work bags are a little bit of everything at once. They are professional, durable and roomy enough to fit your activewear, gym shoes and a laptop, equipped with additional pockets to store snacks, your makeup pouch and some miscellaneous nonsense you don’t need but usually bring along anyway (reading material, multivitamins plus one million hair ties). These main work bags are a huge necessary evil of almost every professional city girl’s office life because they are consistently super snooze-worthy and unfashionable. But sigh, how else are we supposed to fit in all our stuff right? Well, cue LUXTRA – an all-new leather goods brand with an ethical stance!

Look no further if you desire the quality and style of a great leather bag but also want to shop with a conscience. Jessica Kruger, girlboss of the said brand, makes us think what and where we’re putting our money towards as she champions sustainable luxury values and goes against the grain to create beautiful fashion with a heart. Yes, we can still enjoy pretty things but it might do us more good if we start to consider and minimise our environmental and social impact.

LUXTRA is a sophisticated and practical luxury leather accessory brand with an undercurrent of responsible commerce, sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing methods. From sourcing to packaging (and everything else in between), Jessica’s values-based ethos can be felt in every aspect of the brand. Of which, LUXTRA’s tissue paper, cards and envelopes are all made from recycled paper whilst its dust bags are produced from European grown OEKO-TEX® cotton. We’re impressed.

The leather goods brand offers gorgeous, functional and sturdy bags, all handmade with care and respect for the environment by talented Italian artisans in Tuscany. Featuring three key models; the cross body, the classic handbag and the tote, all covetable LUXTRA bags are made with vegetable tanned leather – a non-toxic, stunning and hard-wearing material that will age gracefully over time. The natural material is also reflected in the brand’s various colourways, which includes black, burgundy and tan (for now!).

 

Design-wise, we love that the brand combines clean lines and quintessential shapes. Our pick would be the chic, understated and highly practical MAYA tote because girl, it’s definitely the sleek shoulder companion we want for the office.

Their signature styles are sure to be your go-to bag, perfect for a visit to the farmer’s market or even day trips to the beach! Get excited because new designs are also being developed for the upcoming SS19 collection where LUXTRA will offer two seasonal drops in new colourways for under £495.

LUXTRA London is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, a global environmental foundation that connect dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. As a member, LUXTRA gives 1% of its total sales to an environmental cause and we really like how the commitment still stands, whether LUXTRA makes a profit or not.

We don’t think we’d ever look at leather bags the same way again. Which girl wouldn’t want to buy stylish, design-led leather goods from a brand with such deep values?

Happy shopping ladies! luxtralondon.com

Valerie Tan

F&B marketer by day, freelance writer by night.

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