Fashion

The Only Vegan Bag You’ll Need This Fall (Win!)

August 16, 2020

Lambert is a Canadian brand whose lovely founder, Mélissa Lambert, makes vegan bags and accessories with a mission to make our lives easier via practical, versatile and chic styles and by integrating all the useful compartments. Think: bags that can be worn with comfort and ease for all occasions, that are able to adapt to different activities in your everyday (your shoulders and back will thank you for it, too!). We chatted with Mélissa about her creations, and are giving you a chance to win a Lambert bag of your very own! —Noa Nichol

Hi Mélissa! Please tell us a bit about yourself to start.

From a very young age I developed a strong interest in entrepreneurship since my parents were both entrepreneurs. I completed several degrees and spent seven years as a brand manager in a large telecommunications company before finally living my dream and launching my own business.

When and why did you launch Lambert, and what piece started it all?

I was pregnant with my second child and began looking for a multi-purpose bag that was both chic and practical. I couldn’t find anything on the market that met my needs. I was also looking for a nice maternity bag and it was impossible to find one. That’s when I got the idea to create the bags I had always dreamed of wearing. I started working with a young Canadian designer to put the ideas I had in mind to fruition. We launched with three models: the Sara, Charlotte and Mia (the perfect maternity bag designed to be worn as a backpack, a differentiating aspect). In September 2017, six months after giving birth, I launched my online store. At first it was a personal project, but as the demand for my bags grew I quickly understood I had to find a location for the holiday season that was approaching. I decided to open a pop-up store in the heart of Old Montreal. We had an excellent (and also very exhausting) holiday season! After, I realized that I had created a real brand and that I had to devote myself to it full time in order to ensure its growth. I decided to quit my job and become a full-time owner of my company. During the summer, I had the chance to take part in the show Dans l’œil du dragon (Quebec’s Dragon’s Den), which gave Lambert great exposure all over Quebec. Since then, we’ve been constantly developing our products and points of sale.

From a fashion/style perspective, what is Lambert all about?

For each and every one of our bags we focus on their practicality, which makes them unique to the market. We design our bags to include various compartments so that each item put in the bag can remain tidy, while at the same time ensuring are bags have a minimalist, chic and elegant look. We want our bags to be versatile and accompany the customer from morning at work to her “happy hour” in the evening. It’s a big challenge to combine practicality and fashion in the creation of a bag model, but we firmly believe that we succeed every time!

Tell us about the brand’s (and your) commitment to sustainability, ethical manufacturing and humane consumption.

We are a very transparent brand; we present the design of our bags on our website, we explain that the creation of the design is made in Canada and that the production is made in Guanghzou, China. We chose this region because they known across the world as experts in vegan leather goods, which allows us to offer bags of the highest quality. For us, it is very important to choose partners who share the same values as we do. Animal ethics and sustainable development are at the heart of Lambert. We have PETA certification that proves no animal has been harmed in the design of our products and we use polyurethane (compared to our competitors who use PVC, which is much more harmful to the environment). We are also currently looking for vegetal leather materials, which would allow us to be vegan AND eco-responsible. This kind of material would be biodegradable, therefore excellent for our beautiful planet. We are constantly looking for innovations, as much for the design, as for our environmental practices.

Is it safe to say, once you go vegan leather, you’ll never go back?

Absolutely! Not only is vegan leather designed with animal ethics in mind, but we firmly believe customers will have never seen a material such as ours you that closely resembles real leather. What’s more, unlike real leather, vegan leather is water resistant, so there is no need to worry about it on rainy days. The comfort and ease of caring for a vegan leather will further solidify your desire to shop vegan bags.

What Lambert bag are you currently rocking on repeat?!

The Charlie model, which is available in five colours, because it is versatile and perfect for summer. (The versatility of our bags makes them very popular; you can achieve several looks with one bag.) I also love the Elie. We collaborated with an influencer, Elie Duquet, who is very well known in Quebec. We created this bag from the beginning with her and it became a great seller!

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Win! A $130 Lambert Olivia Bag!

We have a winner! Congratulations Dana N. of Regina, Saskatchewan, who will receive a Lambert Olivia bag in black!

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  1. HEIDI C.

    August 17th, 2020 at 11:05 am

    These bags are so stylish! I would love to have one!
    IG: @heidicr

  2. Micheline

    August 17th, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Excited for this bag, love that it is 3 in 1 and you can wear as a backpack.
    @winniehook4

  3. Raffaelina Robinson

    August 17th, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Fingers crossed to win this bag!! @fuhleenah

  4. Maria Goulart

    August 17th, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Love these bags!

  5. Janet M

    August 17th, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    These bags are so beautiful.

  6. roseg

    August 17th, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I love sporting all kinds of bags, depending on the occasion, but I love a hobo or tote for everyday. There isn’t a style of bag that I don’t like. @rosegrissom

  7. Jammie

    August 17th, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the chance for a beautifully designed vegan leather bag! Love IG handle @jammie604

  8. Grace Chen

    August 17th, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    The bag are so beautiful, very stylish @tailienchen

  9. Nastia

    August 17th, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Such an amazing company! And their bags are the absolute best!
    @meliorism.sun

  10. Eva Lu

    August 17th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I love the handbag size can fit in one book @york525win

  11. Cooper Lu

    August 17th, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    All the bag show above are nice @bee50coop

  12. valerie lee

    August 17th, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    love these bags
    @vardenlee

  13. K

    August 17th, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    What a gorgeous cute Bag!! Would be lovely to own this❤❤ @winterpalm

  14. Maria

    August 17th, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Such a nice brand! It’s vegan + it’s super cute!

  15. bonnie c

    August 18th, 2020 at 1:42 am

    love a nice crossbody bag. Beautiful bag
    binita10_5 on insta

  16. bonnie c

    August 18th, 2020 at 1:43 am

    bonita10_5

  17. Debbie Bashford

    August 18th, 2020 at 11:56 am

    would love that bag!! @skeetersden

  18. Tabby72

    August 18th, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    I’d love to win one of these stylish bags! @tabby_1972

  19. Doreen Lamoureux

    August 19th, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Man, what a sweet bags.. they are pretty amazing. @doreenlamoureux

  20. Rosanna Lee

    August 19th, 2020 at 10:39 am

    So chic! Love their bag designs! @rosanna8854

  21. Tammy Harrison

    August 19th, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    such a beautiful bag IG @tdharrison1

  22. Kelly Fowler

    August 19th, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Love that it’s vegan!

  23. Kelly Fowler

    August 19th, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Love that it vegan, I’m @kdawne on IG

  24. Helen Cichon

    August 19th, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    This is a chic and trendy yet classic line. It’s versatile. You can pair these bags with jeans or straight into the office. Love it! @lynniebemindful

  25. aketch

    August 19th, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Lovely, versatile, practical!

  26. Gary Barclay

    August 19th, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    This will make a splendid gift!

  27. Pat Hannah

    August 19th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I am so impressed with the story and this wonderful Canadian Company. I would be so proud to wear this Lambert Olivia bag

  28. Florence Cochrane

    August 19th, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful bags. Love to win one @fossie55 on IG

  29. Elizabeth Bryan

    August 19th, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I love the look of these bags! Thanks for the chance to win one! 🙂

  30. Elizabeth Bryan

    August 19th, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Forgot to put my instagram handle in the above comment: @lizzielou50

  31. MaryM

    August 19th, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous! @maryandcedar

  32. gail l whitworth

    August 19th, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    stylish bag IG whitwort2000@yahoo.com

  33. Irene R Anderson

    August 20th, 2020 at 1:27 am

    How lovely

  34. Allison Germain

    August 20th, 2020 at 2:19 am

    I would love to own any of these stylish, unusual bags

  35. Allison Germain

    August 20th, 2020 at 2:20 am

    instagram handle @allisongermain

  36. Josee B

    August 20th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful and practical! Thank you for the chance at owning one! @luckyjo444

  37. ANNA NGO

    August 20th, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Awesome ! So beautiful !
    IG: anga.nt

  38. Sarah Milicevic Shaw

    August 21st, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Love that this is a Vegan product and style and practicality were not compromised in fact based on the article and pictures it was improved upon! I would love to win this bag. IG handle @cakebakingmama

  39. Claudia Laroye

    August 22nd, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Great giveaway! So good to read about Made in Canada vegan leather products.
    @thetravellingmom

  40. Karen Petrychko

    August 22nd, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Very impressive and the selection is great I love the colors!

  41. Pat Jasmin

    August 23rd, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    nice uaefukbag

  42. Deanna Bolton

    August 23rd, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    My favourite style is clutch! 🙂 IG @bolt_on5

  43. Susan Confente

    August 24th, 2020 at 2:06 am

    I love this bag – love the shape and colours!

    IG @confettisue

  44. Grace

    August 24th, 2020 at 7:06 am

    So chic! All the bags look great! IG @gracemint

  45. @kat_in_montreal

    August 25th, 2020 at 2:47 am

    My favourite handbag is the tote bag, because it fits everything from a laptop to a book to even your lunch with a bottle of water! @kat_in_montreal

  46. Tiesha Dorleans

    August 25th, 2020 at 3:56 am

    My favorite type of bag is a crossbody. @SweetTd93

  47. Louise Lormestoir

    August 25th, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Love these bags. @bella_loulou1

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