Guest Post: Handbag(s) of the Week – Matt & Nat

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 This guest post was submitted by Deka of That's Hideous! Deka writes…

I love Matt & Nat bags. They are a stylish alternative to your typical leather bag. They are 100% vegan – no animal products or by-products are used. The designers have done a good job of staying current with their designs, using fun colors, and offering a variety of shapes and sizes. I really like the same-tone stitching and bold, sturdy hardware. The crinkled exterior adds texture and uniqueness. The best part is getting a great bag at a reasonable cost. Their bags range from $165 to $350. Here are few of my favorites, and you can visit Matt & Nat here.

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Deka is the writer of That's Hideous! and lives in San Francisco, California. She brings attention to all things ugly: fashion, handbags, shoes, jewelry, celebrities, politics, furniture, and gadgets.

7 Comments

  • June 19, 2009

    stephanie

    Matt and Nat bags are horribly overpriced and poorly constructed. I worked in a store that carried them from when they first came out until they became “high end” and wanted to be carried by holt renfrew exclusively.
    We had lots of problems with them mainly because the bags are just plastic..made in china but they just attached buzz words like “vegan” in order to sell them. many of the styles would fall apart very quickly. boo matt and nat. and also a big BOOOO to the new cheaper line they are producing call sam sarah.

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  • June 19, 2009

    Bethany

    You think $165 is reasonable for a purse? A plastic purse? Handmade of quiviut (musk ox down. They harvest it off the bushes the oxen shed on) and personalized with gold thread I could see, but PLASTIC?

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  • June 19, 2009

    deka

    you two make fair points.
    i have the hamburg, the last one pictured, but have not had any quality issues.
    i do not know the production costs involved in manipulating plastic to make the bags so i cannot comment on whether or not the prices are inflated.
    their new line is called samsara, and the prices are suppose to be lower.

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  • ouch!
    MATT & NAT has been around for 12 years and yes we had our fair share of start up problems including quality control which have been resolved.
    Without getting into logistics, R&D and the costs of using recycled materials…there are brands that do synthetic bags at every spectrum of pricing…including nylon bags that are well over $1,000…
    as far as terms as veganism and giving back go, these are not just buzz words for us, but a way of life….
    I hope some questions were answered here, including the fact that we’re not only available at HOLTS!
    If anyone has more questions, I can be found on twitter….PEACE!

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  • ouch!
    MATT & NAT has been around for 12 years and yes we had our fair share of start up problems including quality control which have been resolved.
    Without getting into logistics, R&D and the costs of using recycled materials…there are brands that do synthetic bags at every spectrum of pricing…including nylon bags that are well over $1,000…
    as far as terms as veganism and giving back go, these are not just buzz words for us, but a way of life….
    I hope some questions were answered here, including the fact that we’re not only available at HOLTS!
    If anyone has more questions, I can be found on twitter….PEACE!

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  • June 21, 2009

    lorrwill

    They look cheap and plasticy. I am not surprised that they don’t hold up well. Seriously, plastic? Come on.

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  • October 5, 2013

    prettybagoutlet

    wow, it’s awesome! and I love Michael Kors fulton

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