Our Story

Our Story

STORY 81 - A contemporary vegan brand for the modern human.

We're vegetarians that are passionate about handbags. STORY 81 was started in 2016 when as vegetarians, it was a challenge to find stylish, contemporary handbags that were not made of animal leather.  This formed the heart of our story - the belief that animals do not need to be harmed for style. We create contemporary vegan bags that serve as timeless pieces in your wardrobe, that you can adore without the feeling of guilt about where the materials came from.

Our handbags are also approved by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).


We do not 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 and a material that is also less harmful for the environment than PVC. We are also exploring collections using other vegan materials.


We aim to reduce wastage, so we stock collections based on only the quantities we need. Our collections are therefore limited edition.


We're a direct-to-consumer brand and our collection is available through our online store.


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