Contributed by Caryn Starr-Gates



As a vegetarian and animal rights supporter, I was delighted to discover Susan Nichole Designs in California. Ms. Nichole designs and manufactures vegan handbags in an array of great styles and colors. No animal products are used, materials are eco-friendly and the handbags are well-priced. Susan Nichole Designs also supports outreach efforts throughout the year; this past summer the company sponsored Handbags for Hope to benefit the citizens of Haiti.

They run contests and handbag giveaways all the time; you can enter by becoming a Facebook fan, following them on Twitter or commenting on their blog. I hope I win one of these great-looking bags and look forward to purchasing one (or two) very soon!