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

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

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!

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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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