Welcome to our blog, The Front Porch.
We'll share our news, latest styles, happenings, and stuff that we just find interesting or fun. There's sure to be some silly cat videos peppered in, too.
We wanted to take a moment to tell you a bit more about us, and why we created Filbert.
We struggled with finding a beautifully-made vegan (i.e. cruelty-free) handbag, that was luxurious but also ethical. We love supporting local manufacturing, so we also wanted the bags to be produced domestically. In addition, we wanted to question what components went into the bag...i.e. what is the lining made of? What is the vegan leather made of?
We find that a lot of times, ethical and luxurious are mutually exclusive of each other. Our dream was to merge these ideas into a curated collection of luxe vegan handbags, mindfully made in the USA.
Our collection is composed of 4 styles:
The Riley: Our largest and roomiest tote bag. She’s a total workaholic but still manages to look chic. She's simple, structured, and minimalist. What else could you ask for in a tote? She boasts a padded laptop compartment, 2 interior side pockets (which fit the iPhone 7 Plus), a large inside zippered compartment, and a front zip pocket. Offered in pebble and onyx vegan leather.
The Baker: The quintessential everyday bag. She’s our version of an elevated Hobo bag. She’s got a lovely shape, roomy interior, and a removable crossbody strap (which we also love to wear as a long shoulder strap for a very chic look). The Baker features an outside zipper pocket, an inside zipper pocket, and 2 inside small pockets which fit the iPhone 7 Plus. Offered in chestnut and pebble vegan leather.
The Pixley: A convertible crossbody/clutch. She just loves to travel, since she’s easy to pack, and is the perfect bag for playing tourist, but then remove her strap and she’s ready for an evening out. The Pixley features an exterior zip pocket and 2 interior pockets which fit the iPhone 7 Plus. She comes with a removable & adjustable crossbody strap. Offered in pebble and onyx vegan leather.
The Steiner: The perfect market bag. Or library book bag. Or fancy beach bag. She’s so versatile due to her open top and structured canvas shape. Easy to throw in a baguette, your ballet shoes, or even a few rescue kittens. Offered in fog (a medium grey) and slate (a true black) Italian cotton canvas with oatmeal organic cotton lining.
Take a look around our website www.shopfilbert.com. We hope you like what you see. Welcome to the new look of ethical luxury!