Urban Expressions stands for two things: affordable luxury and eco-/animal-friendly fashion. “PETA approved” and “100% certified vegan” are titles only bestowed upon the most authentic brands, and this accessories outfitter is known for both! It can further boast that it was one of the first fashion companies to comply with California’s Prop. 65, producing lead complaint handbags that match the public’s expectation of ethical production.

All that official talk aside, we really love this brand for its on-trend designs: perforation, colorblocking, chain straps, quilted tablet cases. All the fixings of an editor-approved bag for us real gals, with wallet pleasing prices points (less than $100!).

Did we whet your appetite for socially conscious handbags? Good. We’re giving you a chance to win the super chic, seasonally toned Uptown Girl Bag in Moss (pictured above). Simply tell us the #1 item you always carry in your purse below in the comments! You have until Sunday to enter, and we will announce our one (1) winner on Monday. Giveaway open to US entrants only.

UPDATE 4.9.12: Our winner is Sinead! Congrats. Thanks to all of you who entered!