Matt & Nat is a 90’s brand. Isn’t it crazy? First created in 1995, Matt & Nat stands for Mat (t) erial & nature. A pioneer in eco fashion, the Montreal-based brand keeps growing in popularity for their vegan collection of modern and crisp recycled and upcycled accessories. The linings inside all MATT & NAT bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles : approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag they produce.
If you look at the different vegan leather goods sold on the High Street, a lot of them tend to be « plastic-like ». None of that with Matt & Nat, it looks and feels like leather. The material is soft ; not wrinkly, not shiny, but polished and clean.
The Triplet is one of their small crossbody bags, with a messenger strap. A chic classic design, reminiscent of Céline’s Trio bag, the Matt & Nat’s Triplet has everything to become a staple in the closet. Available in 10 different colors, there’s something for everyone. Petal is a beautiful dainty pastel pink. Paired with jeans and a casual sweater, it adds a soft and feminine touch to an outfit.
Functional, the Triplet has 3 separate compartments with top silver zipper closures, with one of the compartments having integrated card slots and patch pocket. The strap is sturdy, it doesn’t seem to wear out over time, which is something I really appreciate since I’ve had my fair share of damaged handbag straps. The strap is not adjustable, only detachable, so it can also be worn as a clutch. (Big up for versatility, since a multi-use bag equals less chances of hoarding and accumulating.) Don’t be deceived by its small size, it carries more than you’d think, not quite like Mary Poppins’ bag, but close enough. Once you fit all your daily essentials, it doesn’t look stuffed or lumpy, it keeps its natural shape. If you’re a die-hard leather gal, but having a change of heart about animal leather, Matt & Nat is a fantastic alternative because the quality is outstanding.
Matt & Nat Triplet bag retails for the price of 85 Eur. I managed to order mine with 40% off during an ASOS sale, since a part of their collection is now available on ASOS. Matt & Nat ships worldwide.