I discovered Matt & Nat through a friend. She was deciding on whether to order this studded crossbody/shoulder bag online and wanted my opinion. From first glance, I loved it. It had the whole rocker-chic vibe going for it. When I saw it in person, I fell for it some more. The leather was soft and supple and in one word: gorgeous! It surprised me to hear that Matt & Nat was a vegan brand and that the handbag I was touching was actually made of faux-leather. I think many of you would fall for this brand even before knowing its eco-conscious mission, especially if you've got an edgy or indie style or if you like mixing in edgy elements to your looks, like me. For the vegans and environment-driven crowd, know that even the linings of these purses are made from recycled material (water bottles), so you can carry your handbag guilt-free. Plus, the Matt & Nat bags I've tracked down are all on sale, so it's clearly a win win!