Telfar Hobo Bags

About Telfar

Telfar is an American accessories brand established in 2005 by designer Telfar Clemens. The Black-owned company aims to be inclusive and accessible, with the motto "It's not for you - it's for everyone." Telfar is best known for its stylish vegan leather shopping bags, which come in three sizes (small, medium and large) and a wide range of vibrant color options each season.

The Telfar shopping bag first launched in 2014 and quickly became a cult favorite. The simple, minimalist tote bag silhouette combined with Clemens' unique color palette and affordable pricing (bags cost $150-$257) struck a chord. Telfar bags are significantly cheaper than luxury designer options, making them more accessible. This aligns with Clemens' vision of creating fashion for everyone regardless of gender, class or race.

Part of the Telfar shopping bag's appeal is the community it has created. Drops sell out within minutes, creating buzz and waitlists. Fans on the PurseForum love discussing the latest styles and showing off their collections. Many enjoy supporting an inclusive brand and appreciate the high quality despite lower costs.

However, the vegan leather does have some downsides. It can show signs of wear like corner scuffing with frequent use. The material lacks the luxe feel of real leather. Still, most fans find the pros outweigh any cons given the affordable price point.

Beyond its signature shopping bags, Telfar also produces small leather goods like wallets and card cases. The brand frequently collaborates with partners like UGG on special capsules. Telfar continues to push boundaries and challenge tradition in the fashion industry by offering on-trend unisex accessories for all.