88. Like two infinite signs standing up. What am I talking about?
The designer of adorable handbags and purses. 88 is a breakthrough purse company that launched their products on Amazon.com just as recently as October 5th. Their bags are aimed to be fashionable, comfortable, environmentally-friendly, and useable. They’re meant to belong to the seasons, to belong to you–to complete outfits, to complete glamorous looks, and to completely store your entire life in (kind of like I do).
Their ethics is fascinating. They’ve got a whole bunch of reasons why they’re called 88. My favorite is because its the number of constellations in the sky, its the luckiest number in Chinese culture, and it represents the cycle of creation and recreation. The bag I was able to try was Peggy from the Shoreditch line. It’s a mini hobo style bag: totally adorable, and black (fake) leather which means it matches 100% of my clothes (I’m not kidding).
See? Black on black on black. Even though the holidays are supposed to be colorful, I decided to stick with my traditional style and focus my outfit around the handbag. 88 is a unique company, and I wanted a unique outfit to go with it. Their company is vegan, which means no animal products are used in the creation of their bags. This is extremely important to them, especially because the founder is a lifelong vegetarian!
I paired a comfy sweater with black leggings. Then, I got a pair of black wedge boots, a scarf, and flower earrings. The entire look complimented the 88 handbag, which was the center of my outfit. I adored the length of the handle on the bag, and liked how many compartments it had inside. There was also a convenient pocket on the outside to store quick things like grocery lists (or if you’re still in school like me, homework).
88 is extremely environmentally oriented. They use vegan leathers polyurethane and polyvinylchloride. These products are more expensive for production, but once again 88 is extremely environmentally-aware, so they deem the cost is worth it. With every sale, 88 donates a percent of the purchase to a charity helping women around the world receive an education. Please use code KellysThoughts to receive 10% off your order.
One (1) winner will win an 88 Bag. This Giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older. The Giveaway will run from November 126, 2015, until 11:59 pm EST on December 17, 2015. One winner per household. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Enter using the Giveaway Tools Form Below. Good Luck!