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Known for high quality, functional and stylish luggage, Crumpler is a go-to brand for tech-savvy travelers. But this fall, the Aussie brand (which also has a headquarters in Brooklyn) launched their first women’s accessories collection that’s perfect for your every day life: Wren

The new Wren bags are weather-resistant on the outside to protect laptops, tablets and smartphones from rain, yet soft on the inside so nothing gets scratched. There are also plenty of pockets inside to keep things neat and organized. 
Crumpler’s Wren collection is durable enough to survive the every day bump and grind with a utilitarian-chic vibe. Perfect for toting your essentials to and from the office every day without sacrificing style. 
Shop Wren at Which style from the new collection is your favorite? 
Liberty-United-Thumb.jpgNYC-based line Liberty United takes confiscated illegal guns and turns them into wearable art that’s remade in the USA. The effortlessly cool, urban-chic pieces are made from melted down guns and bullets, with the gun’s former serial number stamped on each. Every time you wear Liberty United’s jewelry you’re not just making a statement against gun violence - you’re helping take more guns off the street. The brand donates 25% of profits from spike jewelry to programs working to reduce violence in the US. See the full collection and shop online at


Classic, simple yet chic, this gold double wing necklace by Lena Wald ($395) is perfect for wearing alone or layering with other pieces. The LA-based designer is a favorite of celebs like Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Elle Fanning for her unique earrings and necklaces. See the full collection and shop online at
Contrary to their name, Evil Eye talismans are actually supposed to ward off evil and protect the wearer. Bring some good fortune your way with these chic Evil Eye bracelet styles from Etsy:




Do you love to shop for products that benefit a worthy cause? Obviously - who doesn’t! So you need to bookmark Given Goods - a new shopping website completely dedicated to giving back. Browse their curated selection of scarves, jewelry, handbags and home decor and you’ll see that each item is matched up with a description of what cause your purchase will benefit, and exactly how. It’s amazing to see the tangible impact the brands they carry are making on the world!

Check out some of our top picks from Given Goods below then head over to to see for yourself - new products are added daily. 

Funds from the Rubina WHOLE Scarf Series ($130 each) go toward creating sustainable job opportunities for a family in India through fair trade practices that empower local artisans. 

These stylish Bamblues glasses ($89) by SOLO Eyewear help individuals around the world in need of eye care. A percentage of your purchase will go toward providing eye care for individuals in need of glasses or vision-restoring services through a partnership with several nonprofit organizations.


Proceeds from these fun OrigAudio Play Good. Be Nice. Headphones ($54.99) go to the Beats & Rhymes program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program strives to provide positive educational and musical experiences for students in low-income communities. 

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