It’s a versatile, absorbent material that’s been used in floor tiles and bottle stoppers for as long as we can remember.
But cork isn’t just for bathrooms, kitchens or Chianti containers – it’s been a surprise trend this seasons, and a big hit with top designers, such as Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg, who have used it creatively and fallen in love with the texture, appearance and eco-friendliness of this unassuming, yet interesting, material.
In heels, cork adds a degree of comfort over a variety of walking surfaces. What’s more, it’s a neutral shade and so will flatter the majority of skin tones. As if all that wasn’t enough, it lends a nostalgic feel redolent of the 1970s, a decade which has been very popular in fashion this year.
The bang on-trend material has been used in everything from wedges and flats shoes to clutch bags and accessories like wallets. It’s even been seen in men’s footwear! And if you need a shoulder bag for everyday wear, you’ll find these available in cork, too.
The good news is that you don’t have to pay top designer prices to enjoy gorgeous cork accessories, or to get its fashionable look. They can be affordable too.
At LVBT, we source beautiful accessories from around the world, and if you’re after a cork bag, we offer two clutch options.
Our Posh Emma Clutch, made with cork with hints of black, coral or pink in a geometric design, is available for just £28. Alternatively, for just £30, the Emma envelope clutch is slightly bigger and comes with hints of black or coal.
Because both come with a short gold chain, they're really versatile. And their design is very simple and discreet, meaning these bags can be teamed up with a T-shirt and skinny jeans or used to add a dash of class to your evening for a big night out.
With both of these clutch bags, you can enjoy a unique sense of style, whatever you’re up to. So treat yourself without breaking the bank.