Was surfing the net for bags and stuff - boring, I know - but I found this great wooden briefcase by Takumi Shimamura, and thought it was a bit different.
Alternatively, I think these candy-wrapper handbags are fantastic cahootshandbags.com
Vegan designer handbags:
amykathryn.com/ (I think these are great. Bizarrely, the one I liked most includes a diaper changing mat on request…)
alternativeoutfitters.com/ (where the above are available to buy mail order, though the shipping is a tad pricey if you don’t live in the US)
mattandnat.com/ (more sensible work stuff, and a bit pricey. Though not as pricey as leather, it has to be said)