It's hot, sunny, and with summer officially here (finally), you need a nice new bag to carry all of your seasonal essentials. Between your sunscreen, water bottle, and various shades of SPF lip balm, you need something that will hold all of your summer accessories and still look cute.

With everything going on right now, you probably also want your purchase to be good for the planet and support local businesses, right? Normally, that'd be a pretty tough checklist to complete, but the Canadian brand Lambert ticks all of those boxes and more.

Lambert's Canadian-designed, vegan line is the handbag brand we've been dreaming of. Their pieces are sophisticated and stylish, all while remaining cruelty-free and high-quality.

They're the ideal fusion of form and function: PETA-approved, chic, clean, and available in tons of gorgeous-sounding colours like eucalyptus, lilac, and tan. Are you swooning yet?

Their bestsellers are all versatile enough to go from day to night, and they even have a perfect carry-all bag for your happy hour in the park. 

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The Stella Vegan Sports Bag is technically a duffle bag, but it looks way too nice to be one. It's practical-meets-luxury and big enough to hold your picnic blanket, snacks, and a wine bottle or two (or three). When you're not using the Stella to catch up with your friends in the park or at the beach, you can use it as a gym bag. It even has straps to attach your yoga mat!

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Another great option is the Gabrielle, a 4-in-1 vegan leather bag that comes in five colours. It's great for formal events when used as a clutch (summer weddings, anyone?), but thanks to its practical compartments and interchangeable straps, it can also be worn as a fanny pack, cross-body satchel, or over-the-shoulder bag. 

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Or, if you really want to stand out, opt for the stunning Olivia in black. The 3-in-1 bag, available in three other colours, is distinguishable by it's round, clean shape. It can be used as a handbag, backpack, or shoulder bag. This is a serious statement piece that will effortlessly take you from day to night with detachable straps and guaranteed compliments. 

Best of all, these bags are actually affordable. All of the vegan bags at Lambert are under $200 (their accessories are under $60) and have rave reviews — just check out the thousands of Instagram users showing off their impressive pieces online. 

If you haven't had a chance to try this vegan Canadian brand yet, now's the perfect chance. You'll support a local business, do good for the planet, and nab yourself a chic new bag for WFH, the weekend, your next picnic at the park, and — of course — the 'gram, all at the same time.

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You can buy online, or if you live in Montreal, you can make an appointment to visit the Lambert boutique. 

Start shopping online on the Lambert website or check out their Instagram page for some serious style inspo.