Inspired by the transformation of items from the past, Crystalyn Kae modernizes these accessories, creating contemporary pieces that are functional and sustainable. By working with vegan leather, Kae manifests her ethical, eco-frinedly mission through her handbags and accessories. By combining her “love for retro upholstery, with Grandpa's anachronistic pattern-mixing influence,” Crystalyn Kae launched her first handbag line in 2001. Along with buttery-soft vegan leather, Kae incorporates lush velvets, textured tweeds and an artistic flair throughout her work resulting in unique accessories and handbags that never go out of style.
Backpacks are not solely for the world of academia! Take the bookbag of your school days and imagine it all grown up- stylish even. Enter the Amelie Backpack from Brooklyn-based designer, Crystalyn Kae. Vegan, lightweight, large enough for a 13in laptop? You may never need another bag! Not only does the Amelie feature smooth, supple vegan leather but it also incorporates textured tweed side panels evocative of vintage bohemian style. An exterior pouch and zippered pocket provide storage that is easily accessible- no rummaging around for your phone and keys! The velvety Ultrasuede interior houses another zippered pocket as well as a slim, no-bottom design for a more contemporary, sophisticated silhouette. The thin, adjustable straps will never weigh you down; give them a tug to cinch the backpack closed. Don’t be afraid to brave the elements- this vegan leather is waterproof!