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.

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.

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.


With a strong commitment to animal welfare charities, Jill Milan donates to numerous animal welfare organizations.

A portion of Jill Milan proceeds are donated to organizations that rescue and retire or retrain former racehorses. Without the aid of these non-profit groups, horses are often at risk of being shipped to Canada or to Mexico to be slaughtered.

Jill Milan also makes contributions to other animal welfare organizations, as well as charities that provide economic aid to low income women who have cancer.