May 17, 2021: Just two months after giving birth to her precious son Sylvester Apollo Bear, Emily Ratajkowski is back to blessing her 28 million Instagram followers with quality fashion and beauty content to inspire our next purchases. This past weekend, the 29-year-old shared not one but two posts donning effortlessly cool summer looks, perfect for enjoying the weekend in New York City.
Ratajkowski is known for being at the forefront of the latest bag trends, so it tracks that one of her current favourites is the Gabbi Bag by the Los Angeles-based brand JW Pei. In both of the model’s latest posts, she sports the purse, which is quickly becoming a celebrity favourite (Irina Shayk carried it in black last month). While most celebrity favourite brands may typically come at a steep price tag, this one retails at $79.
The best part about the vintage hobo bag and, well, all of the brand’s offerings (yes, even more so than the affordable price tag) is that they’re made from vegan leather and recycled plastic. “We use high-quality canvas, polyurethane, and certified fabric made from recycled plastic bottles,” the brand details on its website.
In her first series of photos posted on Friday, Ratajkowski poses for the camera in her Manhattan apartment, modelling the yellow version of the label’s Gabbi bag. Ratajkowski teamed the accessory with a black halter neck maxi knit dress by her go-to ethical knitwear brand Aya Muse and orange ankle-wrap heels.
In the Gone Girl alum’s second post, she wears the vegan leather bag in bright orange to spend some time in SoHo. In the caption, the model reveals she wore the outfit to brunch with her baby boy. The look? A white mini tennis dress perfect for beating the city’s summer heat and humidity. She accessorised her off-duty look with a green baseball cap, black sunglasses, layered gold necklaces, and sneakers.
Shop Emrata’s picks and more of GRAZIA’s favourites from JW Pei ahead.