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Collina Strada x Kaight: Exclusive Vegan Leather Collection (Plus: Win One!!)

Published on July 27, 2011 by   ·   22 Comments Pin It

Kaight is an elusive boutique, it’s hard to gauge just how special it is until you’ve been there.  And once you are in on the secret, it’s hard to shop anywhere else.  I always call Kaight the Barney’s of the eco-world.  Everything’s green, but more importantly, everything is chic and has serious cool cred.  Kinda like the owner Kate McGregor, friend and longtime GGA fan – her cuteness (and the cuteness of her rescued mutt) knows no bounds.  We digress.

Kate McGregor in KAIGHT, photo by John Aquino for WWD

We are loving that Kate has been influencing some not-so-vegan lines to create vegan collections exclusively for Kaight! Collina Strada is a bag line influenced by Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schoulder, Prada, Lanvin, Hermes, and Balenciaga that is Los Angeles based.  Hillary Taymour, the designer, has just launched a vegan leather line EXCLUSIVE to Kaight.  This Fall 2011 collection is made from recycled canvas printed with eco inks and vegan leather.  Hopefully this collection will do so well that Hillary will stop using “eco-leathers” for good and get on the veggie train.  If these two bags are any indication of what’s to come for Collina Strada’s vegan pieces for Kaight, we foresee a whole lotta ladies dumping their Birkin’s right quick.

Classic Cartella, $265

The collection includes THE MOTO (bike bag), THE CARTELLA above (can’t you totally see Aniston rocking this on the back of Theroux’s custom bike?) and the classic SIERRA below (featuring our favorite color combos of all time.)  All bags in both collections are made in NYC.

The Sierra, $345


Make sure to be a member of GirlieGirl Army (only registered subscribers are eligible to win, so if you aren’t yet a member, sign up and then enter.) Then, Follow @kaightnyc on twitter and tweet them (copy us @girliegirlarmy too!) on why you deserve a collina strada. Winner will be announced via twitter on August 15th, so hustle and tell your friends!

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, this contest is no longer open via twitter.  Too many of you who are not on twitter felt this was unfair, so we have EXTENDED this contest to September 1 2011, which gives you a few more weeks to enter via simply leaving a comment BELOW as to why you want this bag.

BONUS: Use Discount code “GGA” in the check out field to get 15% off any Collina Strada x Kaight bag while supplies last!

Available online: or in the shops at 83 Orchard St., NYC T: 212 680 5630 OR 382 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 T. 718 858 4737

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Readers Comments (22)

  1. I’ve been a member for a while now, and I must say, it was worth signing up. I’m now following @kaughtnyc and tweeted about how I’d love to rock one of these creations like Chloe Jo carries her stylish mommy bag. Vegan moms don’t have to compromise when it comes to fashion … except for selecting accessories with compassion :-)

  2. Diane L says:

    Great bags, I love shopping at Kaight!

  3. Hofken says:

    I am a member of GirlieGirl Army

    I follow @kaightnyc on twitter and tweeted them!/hofken/status/101809660109131776

  4. This contest is pretty much the best ever! Thanks for extending it, and making it easy to enter :D

  5. Amber says:

    I love Kaight! I hit it up every time I’m in NYC. (So nice that it’s right across the street from Moo Shoes!)

  6. SG says:

    Great bags, all vegan, why would anyone NOT want one of these amazing bags. Thanks for the contest!

  7. Julia says:

    These bags are gorgeous! I have been working to eliminate leather items from my wardrobe, and these are just the thing! Thank you for introducing these to me!

  8. Ellesha says:

    These bags are gorgeous – polished punk. I want to rock one so when I get complimented on it I can talk about what it’s made of. I deserve a Collina Strada because my Matt & Nat bag got ruined! I need a vegan bag!

  9. Sara Farr says:

    I have always been a purse lover since as a type 1 Diabetic I have to carry around a ridiculous amount of things. Before I went vegan I had a lot of cute leather bags but had to get ride of them. I’ve had a lot of trouble finding cute and ethical replacements and this bag would be perfect for all my needs while reflecting my values.

  10. selene says:

    Beautiful bags!

  11. shaun casolari says:

    I would love to win this bag, not for myself, but for my little (okay I can’t really call her little, she’s taller than me) sister. She has been vegan for five years, come the end of August, also her birthday is August 25th. I think something like this would be the perfect present/reward to honor her commitment to being vegan at such a young age (She turns 18 on the 25th).

  12. Nichelle says:

    These are amazing! I would love to win a bag because I love disproving the stereotype that vegan clothing, accessories, and cosmetics aren’t stylish.

  13. Mary L. says:

    These eye-catching bags will sure start a conversation (especially about vegan fashion and lifestyle)! I love that they’re big and roomy and can carry all the things a girl needs every day. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  14. Jess S. says:

    These are incredible- I love how architectural and thoughtful her designs are! I love to win one to express how vegan fashion is just as innovative and original (if not even more so) than designs coming from designers who choose not to employ a vegan or eco-friendly approach.

  15. Amanda says:

    I would love one of these bags because I need a new fall bag and one big enough to carry all my vegan snacks around in – I am a raw foodist and always keep some almonds, bananas, and dried fruit in my purse.

  16. Gabrielle says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Kaight, they’re amazing. I love it when I find vegan lines finding their way through straight to the top!

  17. ami says:

    I love Kaight & every time I’m in NYC it’s on my must list. I particularly love that they always have Melissa shoes! <3 I would love to win a gorgeous vegan bag because I am a proud vegan who always carries lots of yummy fresh foods for my little boy & me! XOXOXO

  18. KAREN COGBURN says:

    I love these. I am so environmentally aware so this would be great!!

  19. Adina says:

    I would love the Classic Cartella bag! I need a good, sturdy bag to carry on my bike to and from work daily and it would be perfect but still totally chic! I’m in love! The bag looks rich and sumptuous, and (almost creepily!) like genuine leather. I’m sure the construction is extraordinary!

  20. Anita says:

    …is ‘drool’ a comment..? I would love one for Fall- how perfect.

  21. Chloe Jo says:


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