Our History

After years of searching for classic, luxury handbags that were leather-free and vegan, Jill Fraser founded Jill Milan in 2010 with her partner, Milan Lazich. Jill Fraser has been vegan for over 20 years. Prior to that, she was vegetarian for 15 years.

 

Handbags You Can Feel Good About

Each bag is made in Italy by artisans who craft the best luxury accessories in the world. Bags are sewn by hand and the metalwork on Jill Milan's bags is handmade.

The atelier that makes Jill Milan’s bags has made luxury handbags for generations and holds first quality certifications ISO 9001 and social accountability SA 8000. Employees receive excellent wages, have health insurance, and paid vacations.

 

Sustainability

A Commitment to the future

We are committed to reducing waste from our manufacturing process and sell all the products we make. We never destroy any of our bags.

We are constantly searching for new, eco-friendly materials.

We work with Tuscan fabric suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint.

 

Bags Made to Last You Year after Year

Since Jill Milan’s atelier has a long heritage in making luxury handbags, our bags do not fall apart as many “luxury vegan bags” do.

Our bags are intended to give you many years of enjoyment

 

Style for a Lifetime

Our designers have worked for years at companies such as Prada and Judith Leiber. They have attended leading European design schools, and know how to make beautiful, timeless bags.

Jill Milan’s bags have been carried to events ranging from the Oscars to the Met Ball. Actresses who have carried Jill Milan on the red carpet include Anne Hathaway, to premieres for films such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables”; Kerry Washington, to the premiere of her film “Django Unchained”; and Eva Longoria, to the “Desperate Housewives” wrap party and the Presidential Inauguration. To see more celebrities who carry Jill Milan bags and the events they carry them to, visit our Celebrities page.

 

Your Purchase Helps Animals

With a strong commitment to animal welfare charities, Jill Milan donates over 10 percent of sales to numerous animal welfare organizations.