You are currently viewing Olivia + Joy Vegan Bags Review
Emma satchel (left) and Amber convertible cross-body minibag/clutch c/o Olivia + Joy from their Holiday Collection

Review of three different Olivia + Joy vegan bags. Read what I found.



Disclosure: Ad. The bags are samples that I received from Olivia + Joy for review. The review is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and reflects my own honest opinion.


Olivia + Joy Have Affordable Vegan Bag Collections

Today I want to introduce you to Olivia + Joy. This brand’s mission is to offer fashion savvy women of any age fashion-forward bags for any occasion at an affordable price. Their collections encompass pleather handbags and accessories for various styles from Bohemian Style, over girly, edgy, to professional, corporate style all with a trendy twist.

Their collections for instance, offer everything from cute for Sunday’s Best or the Easter brunch outfit, over sexy for date night out, sporty casual for going to the gym, a play date, walking the dog or heading to the beach, to structured and sophisticated for work. The Rock’N Roll gal can find bags with studs and chains, while the hard-to-die Romantic Style lover finds bags with bows and ruffles.


Olivia & Joy spring bag and Convertible Crossbody vegan mini bag/clutch
Zoom-in on left: Sylvia spring bag c/o Olivia + Joy. The faux straw section is actually woven. The pleather in the chain is a sewn like in high end bags. Right: Back view of the Amber convertible crossbody mini bag/clutch c/o Olivia + Joy to show that the back pocket is nearly invisible.


Emma Satchel in teal from the Olivia + Joy holiday collection
Close up of the Emma Satchel c/o Olivia + Joy from their Holiday Collection



Olivia + Joy Keeps You Covered with Vegan Bags for Every Occasion


When You Are on a Budget, Two bags in One Are a Solution

The clutch is very classic with a snake imprint and a chain handle that is large enough to comfortably have the clutch hanging down on the wrist while holding a plate at a buffet. The neutral colors permit to wear it at any festivity from holidays, to the opera, theater, date night out, and at a casual afternoon wedding reception.

Because the clutch comes with a detachable strap you can wear it also as a crossbody mini bag with jeans, T-shirt/sweater and a cardigan for a casual polished weekend look.


A Bright Bag Is a Perfect Pop of Color in Winter

The classic doctor bag style in bright color is great to stand out in the crowd of gray, brown, navy and black winter looks. The classic well-known doctor bag silhouette permits the bright statement color without looking over the top. A balance well done. This bag is also available in colors that suit even the corporate style color palette. There is no easier way to up your mood with color on a rainy day than with a bold color bag.


You Can’t Go Wrong with a Classic Straw Bag Look for Summer

The Olivia + Joy summer bag is a twist on the well-known classic silhouette of a straw bag with leather frame. The straw part is actually woven. The bag has a handle and a chain link with pleather strap to keep the hands free.


Olivia + Joy Have Professionally Looking Vegan Work Bags

The crocodile imprint satchel has a front pocket with a zipper closure and a lock-like charm and four screws for decoration. The main compartment zipper can be closed with a push-button.

All their bags have a nice Olivia + Joy printed lining. Such lining interiors go only without saying for high-end, expensive bags. All darts and seams are sewn with same width on all the bags.


side and front view of straw bag with detachable shoulder strap
The straw bag and crocodile imprint satchel have a top handle and detachable shoulder straps.



Olivia + Joy’s Bags Keep You Organized

The photos above illustrate the bag’s functionality. The roomy compartments fit even a tablet or laptop. One compartment has two side pockets to fit a phone, and a wallet or (sun)glasses.

These multiple pockets inside the Olivia + Joy work bags allow you to organize and find everything when you need it.

The bags have a zip-pocket large enough to hold a passport. There is a flat pocket on the back that is accessible without opening the main compartment of the bag. This feature is perfect to slip in a metro ticket, or boarding pass. Unless you overload this pocket it stay invisible.



Interiors of the Olivia and Joy reviewed crossbody clutch convertible bag vegan satchel work bag and summer fake straw bag
From left clockwise: Look into the interior compartment of the Olivia and Joy crossbody/clutch convertible bag, vegan satchel work bag from the Olivia + Joy holiday collection, and the large back side compartment of the summer straw work bag. This mini bag has a zipper inside pocket, two pockets for a cell phone and keys, and two compartments. The satchel has an open pocket and zipper pocket with Olivia + Joy logo plate. Details of Olivia + Joy spring bag front large inside compartment and the two inside pockets for a phone and a wallet/glasses. The interiors of all three bags have a fabric lining with Olivia + Joy print.



How to Style a Pleather Bag?

I styled the bag American Classic style à la Jackie Kennedy. Wearing the bag with a floral dress, a fit-and-flare dress, or a floral skirt and blazer for work are other great options. This Olivia + Joy bag will even work with jeans and a T-shirt for going to the beach or walking the dog.



vegan shoulder tote styled for the weekend Tote c/o Olivia + Joy
Vegan bag styling inspiration: Anne Klein sweater, BCBG capris, Vigotti shoes, Jones New York cardigan, and pearl necklace. The bag feels comfortable on the shoulder due to the wide band.



Olivia + Joy Vegan Bags Review in a Nutshell

Their bags are easy-to-style vegan bags that feel soft like leather for all kinds of occasions. They are very affordable, but have high quality, and a great price-performance ratio.

Everyone who strives for vegan fashion will love these bags because they are recognizable as vegan products.



Photos: G. Kramm, N. Mölders

© 2013-2023 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved