Sustainability in the fashion industry has become a hot topic in recent years, and for good reason. With concerns about the environmental impact of fast fashion and the ethical treatment of animals, consumers are now seeking out brands that not only elevate their style, but align with their values as well.
Fortunately, more brands are becoming mindful of their impact on the planet and are making active changes to their practices. One brand that has caught our attention is Giarité, a London-based vegan and cruelty-free luxury accessories label that is paving the way for an ethical future in fashion.
What Is Giarité?
Founded, owned, and led by women, Giarité understands exactly what the modern woman needs: luxurious, minimalist, and guilt-free accessories. Its collection features elegant, vintage-inspired handbags designed for women who strive to find a statement piece that matches their shine. With a conscious design process, Giarité ensures that its products are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. The brand firmly believes that there is nothing more powerful than a woman wearing fashion she believes in and that cruelty-free should be a standard, not an option.
One of their most popular bags is the Brilly, which can only be described as the ultimate sparkle bag. This stylish medium-sized bucket handbag is hand-crafted with high-quality rhinestone crystals, adding a touch of elegance and chicness to any look. The Brilly bag comes with a detachable silver chain strap, giving its wearer an option to wear it hands-free or as a clutch. It's the perfect size to fit all essentials, making it both practical and glamorous.
But don't just take our word for it. International superstar Taylor Swift brought the Brilly bag as her chosen arm candy to the Grammy Awards after party last February.
Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was also seen donning another one of their bag designs called Rio at the Wearable Art Gala back in 2022.
Local celebrities like Kylie Verzosa, Angelique Manto, Nicole Andersson, and Vina Guerrero have all been spotted rocking Giarité's Brilly bag as well. Let's take a closer look at how they styled it below:
Local Celebrities Spotted With Giarité’s Brilly Bag
1. Kylie Verzosa
Need some tips on how to wear the Brilly bag from day to night? Take some cues from Preview's Best Dressed honoree, international award-winning actress and former beauty queen Kylie Verzosa, who wore the Brilly bag to the Jo Malone garden tea party and again during the premiere night of her movie Baby Boy, Baby Girl.
For her day look, she paired the sparkling purse with a mint green dress outlined with gems, and complemented it with her favorite pair of Amina Muaddi pumps. For her premiere night ensemble, Kylie opted for a custom sultry two-piece ensemble in magenta pink by Mark Bumgarner, completing it with the Brilly bag, which added the right amount of glitz to her glamourous 'fit.
2. Angelique Manto
The always effortlessly chic beauty queen Angelique Manto chose the Brilly bag to complete her black cystal-embellished coordinates by Ushi Sato. She also paired it with a sheer pink ruched dress from the Michael Costello x Revolve collection, showing that the Brilly bag can add an extra flair to any outfit.
3. Nicole Andersson
Fashion influencer Nicole Andersson paired the Brilly bag with a dress from Saylor, a brand that shares Giarité's commitment to ethical practices. Saylor is another brand with an all-women in-house team that produces pieces in partnership with fair-wage paying factories, investing in local communities. It's also a SEDEX certified retailer and member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
4. Vina Guerrero
While enjoying a meal at CÉ LA VI Singapore, Vina Guerrero wore a simple green tube top with a silken silver skirt. The Brilly bag made the perfect statement piece and elevated her laid-back look.
How Much Is a Giarité Bag and Where Can You Buy One?
You can order the Brilly bag straight from Giarité's website as they ship internationally, free of cost. The Brilly bag is priced at £185 or approximately P12,000, making it a more accessible luxury accessory for those who value style and sustainability. Giarité also offers other equally bejewelled designs such as the Lima, Rio, and Luna, allowing you to find the perfect piece that matches your unique style.
Brilly in Silver, £185 (approximately P12,000), GIARITÉ, giarite.com
Lima in Black, £250 (approximately P17,000), GIARITÉ, giarite.com
Rio in Silver, £250 (approximately P17,000), GIARITÉ, giarite.com
Luna, £300 (approximately P20,000), GIARITÉ, giarite.com