What's our story?

At the heart of our story is our belief that animals don't need to be harmed for style. We aim to create stylish, luxury  vegan bags that our customers can adore, without the feeling of guilt about where the materials came from.

As vegetarians, it was tough finding stylish handbags that were not made of animal leather. The non-leather bags that were available were not modern or stylish, so we decided to develop our own. Fast forward and STORY 81 was born in 2016.

Our handbags are loved by vegetarians, vegans and non-vegans and are PETA approved.


We don’t use any animal-based materials in the production of our bags. Our bags are made of PU (polyurethane), an alternative to leather which avoids animals being killed for their skin. PU is also less harmful for the environment than PVC. In the future, we’re hoping to develop collections using other vegan materials. Our bags are PETA approved and available to order through or online store, view the collection here.


We aim to reduce wastage, so we manufacture collections based on only the quantities we need. It’s only when a collection is coming to a close that we will restock or design another collection.


Any questions?  Feel free to contact us contact@storyeightyone.com or follow our story over on Instagram and Facebook.