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Top 25 Best Vegan Handbags EVER From Brands You Can Trust (2021)

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With thousands of vegan handbags and brands on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you.

But, we’re here to help and whether you’re looking for an affordable vegan handbag, a luxury bag, or a faux leather tote, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the best vegan handbag brands of 2020-2021

Then, I’ll share with you the top bags (most wanted) from their fabulous collections.

Also, to make it easier for you, I’ve crowned three brands as winners of three vegan handbag categories:

Best OVERALL Vegan Handbags
Best BUDGET Vegan HandBags
Best DESIGNER Vegan HandBags

I have curated the best vegan handbag brands for spring, summer, winter, for the gym, beach, work, and even dinner date.

Finally, all handbags, purses, and totes on this list are vegan-friendly, made from cruelty-free or organic materials such as apple leather, pineapple leaves, mushroom, and cork.

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Vegan Handbags vs Animal Leather Bags

Traditional leather handbags – the kind made from animals – have always been a staple of the fashion world.

But the world is changing as a variety of new and established brands have begun producing vegan leather or faux leather bags.

Above all, the makers of vegan handbags are innovators at the core.

Creators of materials made from recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets, fruit skins, mushrooms, cactuses, and tree bark these designers create vegan bags that are sturdy, sustainable, and above all, stylish.




Not too long ago, vegan bags were seen as ‘crunchy’, tacky and polluting.

Nowadays, they’re just as chic as anything produced by the most exclusive ‘designer’ brands.

And what’s more, these bags act as a badge of honor as finally, you can “wear your ethics on your sleeve”!

And it turns out, what’s right for the animals and the planet is also good for your pocket.

In this article, you’ll find vegan bags or alternative leather options at a better price than their animal leather counterparts.

You can also reduce your impact further by shopping for a second-hand luxury vegan handbag at one of our favorite online thrift stores here.

We’ve identified 25 vegan and faux leather handbag (and purses) brands and their unique products, proudly cruelty-free.

What Is Vegan Leather?

Vegan leather is a catch-all term for materials that replace animal leather and are cruelty-free.

Vegan leather is made from various materials such as wood, cork, rubber, barkcloth, apple, pineapple, and glazed cotton.

Moreover, we see more eco-friendly alternative options becoming available as the vegan fashion market grows and evolves.

However, two of the most common types of vegan leather are produced with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (PU).

This is where the term “vegan leather” becomes a bit problematic.

Sure, PVC and PU are not animal products.

That’s the good part.

But, the bad part is that PVC is manufactured with toxic chemicals that cannot be recycled.

So we recommend that you avoid any handbags made with PVC.

There have been concerns over the last few years about PVC because of production challenges and because they release dioxins, potentially hazardous chemicals if burnt,” said Andrew Dent, the Vice President of Library and Research Materials at Material ConneXion.

A better synthetic alternative, while not perfect, is PU, which is less environmentally harmful and can be recycled.




Finally, vegan leather bags are getting the recognition they deserve in the world of fashion.

Compared to animal leather bags – which required the sacrifice of an animal to produce – vegan leather bags are cruelty-free alternatives that keep you looking good while doing good.

Moreover, thanks to recent material developments, there are more environmentally-friendly vegan leather alternatives, such as mushroom leather, and kelp leather now than ever before.

Without further ado…these the top 26 best vegan handbags brands, for every budget, now in 2021.

1. Demi Black Vegan Winged Tote Bag by LaBante London

LaBante vegan handbag black

BRAND | LaBante London
MADE IN | London, UK
STYLE | Tote
MATERIALS | Recycled PET
BEST FORAll occasion
PRICE | $180

labante.co.uk

Based in London, LaBante is a British designer label founded in 2009, known for its excellent vegan leather handbags.

The brand uses PETA-approved vegan leather, PVC-free, and recycled materials, without any toxic chemicals.

LaBante London’s offering includes faux leather clutches, crossbodies, vegan backpacks, and vegan leather tote bags in quilted textures and natural colors, making them easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.

Usually, the bags’ inners are made from polyester rescued from discarded plastic bottles.

On the other hand, the outers are made with over 50 percent vegetable oil, a renewable natural source.

The brand’s design and production team is made up of 99 percent women and the bags are manufactured in a SEDEX Certified factory.

Moreover, every year, LaBante London donates around 10 percent of its profits to several charities.

The stunning Black Demi bag from LaBante London is a designer winged tote bag featuring gold hardware plaques on the base and the LaBante logo for an elegant look.

The bag fits a 13-inch laptop and it comes with two zipper compartments.

It also features an inner side zip pocket, as well as two open pockets for keys and phones.

This black tote handbag is a simple but perfectly sized bag for your day or evening out.

Comes with a long detachable & adjustable shoulder strap.


2. Monica Pencil Clutch by Ahimsa Collective

Ahimsa Collective Monica vegan bag

BRAND | Ahimsa Collective
MADE IN | Australia
STYLE | Clutch – Handbag
MATERIALS | Cactus Leather (Desserto)
BEST FOR | Weekends
PRICE | $172

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As a perfect example that luxury, animal love, and sustainability can co-exist, Ahimsa Collective is on a mission to end fast fashion.

The label is providing high-end sustainable alternatives to animal leather and ‘pleather’ goods.

Formed from the ‘a’ meaning ‘without’ and ‘himsa’ meaning ‘harm’, Ahimsa Collective signifies “respect for all living beings and avoidance of harm towards others”.

Ethical, social, and environmental responsibility are upheld at every stage of the Ahimsa Collective.

Ahimsa is using some of the most innovative materials in its vegan handbags, combined with excellent design and artistic flair.




The label’s intention is to offer vegan leather bags that are not only environmentally friendly but environmentally beneficial as well.

To do this, Ahimsa Collective creates handbags out of existing resources, would-be-waste, and innovative plant-based textiles.

Moreover, each Ahimsa bag component has an ‘End Of Life’ program.

This extends from the closed-loop system of recycled water bottles that line the bags, to the raw material of the FSC Certified washable paper and piñatex (pineapple leather) as the main material in the brand’s bags.

The Monica Pencil clutch is hand-crafted using Desserto cactus leather-like on the outer and 100% GOTS certified organic cotton for the inner.

The bag is secure and more functional than it appears.

It has two roomy compartments and an additional slot for your mobile.

You can pair it with your favorite denim and heeled boots.

Or, just sling it over your shoulder on a night out in sleek chic style.


3. Chocolate Thoroughbred Bag by Jill Milan

Jill Milan vegan leather travel bag

BRAND | Jill Milan
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Italian gold-coated canvas and black faux leather
BEST FOR | Work or uni
PRICE | $700

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The co-founder of Jill Milan, Jill Fraser spent years searching for a luxury bag that was not made of animal leather.

Eventually, she partnered with Milan Lazich and launched Jill Milan in 2010, aiming to address a gap she perceived in the market.

All Jill Milan creations are vegan and are crafted by artisans in Italy.

Everything is done by hand and the quality is magnificent.

Jill Milan bags are very popular with celebrities and have been spotted on the red carpet, at the Oscars and movie premiers.

Celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria are all big fans of the brand.

The Thoroughbred Bag is spacious enough for an overnight trip or ideal for daily use.

It is adorned with a handmade horse head and brass crafted by an Italian artisan.

The bag is both elegant and timeless, made in limited quantities.

It is very practical and yet stylish, suitable for work or leisure.

The interior is designed to easily accommodate your tablet computing device and mobile phone.


4. Marcelline Tote by Moenn

Moenn vegan bags

BRAND | Moenn
MADE IN | Asia, China
STYLE | Large Handbag – Tote bag
MATERIALS | Premium Vegan Leather
BEST FOR | Travelling
PRICE | $109  $89

shopmoenn.com

Moenn is known for its minimalist, classic designs that reflect a deep belief in sustainable innovation.

But, what does that mean?

To Moenn sustainable innovation means using superior non-animal skin materials, following ethical labor practices, and delivering the highest quality.




The brand regularly researches and explores innovative new materials and has committed to using linings made from recycled plastic bottles.

Marcelline Totem bag comes in either caramel or black and is made from premium vegan leather.

It is large and accommodating and it closes with a  magnetic Snap.


5. Falabella Mini Tote by Stella McCartneyStella McCartney Falabella vegan tote bag

BRAND | Stella McCartney
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Mini Tote – Handbag
MATERIALS | 100% Polyester, lining 100% ECONYL® recycled nylon
BEST FOR | Night outs
PRICE | $865

wardrobeoftomorrow.com

Stella McCartney needs no introduction in the world of sustainable fashion.

The British fashion designer is known for her luxury lines of vegan, cruelty-free bags.

Stella uses vegetarian leather, ultra-suede, and recycled polyester.

Of all the brands on this list, Stella McCartney takes the cake when it comes to blending luxury with sustainability.

The brand’s mission statement puts ethics and sustainable practices at the center, with the aim of creating a world that treats people, the planet, and animals equally.

That’s why the company avoids fur and uses recycled materials, to reduce its environmental impact.

Stella McCartney’s vegan alternatives retain patterns that resemble rare animal leather or snakeskin still to give the products that ‘designer fee’.

Stella McCartney is a lifelong vegetarian so it’s no surprise that she doesn’t feature any leather or fur in her collections.

Stella’s commitment to sustainability is evident in all her collections and is part of her brand’s ethos of being a responsible, honest, and modern company.

If you are looking for high-quality, luxury vegan products then Stella McCartney may be the perfect fit for you! If you’re wondering whether any designer bags are vegan then Stella is the way to go!

Our favorite Stella McCartney vegan handbag is the label’s Mini Tote signature bag.

Part of the Falabella family, this light-weight structured mini bag features the signature diamond cut chain.

Made in Italy from the brand’s proprietary vegan leather-like material.


6. Rotunda Vegan Handbag by Gunas

Gunas vegan leather handbags

BRAND | Gunas
MADE IN | South Korea
STYLE | Handbag – Cross Body Bag
MATERIALS | 100% Vegan textured Eco-Polyurethane
BEST FOR | On the go
PRICE | $195

wardrobeoftomorrow.com

Located in Long Island City, NY, Gunas makes vegan handbags from cruelty-free and PVC-free materials.

The brand also uses recycled nylons, coated canvas, cork, rubber, upcycled polyester, and proprietary ultra-leather.

As one of the first fully vegan brands in the world, Gunas has been selling vegan shoes and handbags for the last ten years.

The brand started in a Manhattan studio apartment, under the guidance of Sugandh Agrawal, who wanted to create a fashion brand centered around activism.

Rather than using leather, Sugandh decided to use canvas, nylons, upcycled materials, and other sustainable materials.




Nowadays, Gunas offers a wide range of handbags, purses, clutches, totes, and shoulder bags, with dozens of five-star reviews.

‘Rotunda’ bag is named after the famous Capitol in Washington, the United States, Guggenheim museum, and the Pantheon in Rome.

All of these buildings are round domed structures and the type of architecture represents the “authority of nature and power of reason”.

Rotunda bag is the Gunas’ symbol of important issues of our times such as women’s rights, equality for all, and animal rights.


7. Hamilton Satchel Micro by Angela Roi

Angela Roi vegan handbags

BRAND | Angela Roi
MADE IN | Asia, Korea
STYLE | Mini Handbag – Mini Cross Body Bag
MATERIALS | Vegan Leather (EPUL)
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $235

angelaroi.com

Angela Roi is a vegan and cruelty-free label from New York that uses its own blend of polyurethane ‘leather’.

Creation of two co-founders (Angela and Roi, obviously) the brand wants to bring virtue to an otherwise competitive and wasteful industry: fashion.

The label’s vegan leather and artisanal staple piece purses are ethically made from premium vegan materials while remaining affordable.

If you’re looking for bucket bags, totes, pouches, saddlebags, or any other staple pieces, Angela Roi has them in stunning colors and with superb design.

The company also gives back by supporting charities worldwide that fought against animal mistreatment and poaching.

Angela Roi makes premium vegan leather handbags that are modern classics.

Their leather bags are constructed solely with non-animal materials and their artisans get paid fair wages for meaningful work in clean, comfortable factories.

Hamilton Satchel Micro is a smaller, more compact version of the Hamilton Collection.

The gunmetal silver hardware adds an edgy touch to the bag.

After years of searching for the perfect balance between durability and softness, Angela found this new vegan micro-pebble leather, which possesses both structure and flexibility.

Hamilton is the first collection Angela created with the new material.

Meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, Hamilton Satchel Micro is complexity turned simple, cruelty-free, and sweatshop-free.


8. Adelsm Small Satchel by Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat vegan handbags

BRAND | Matt & Nat
MADE IN | Canada
STYLE | Textured Satchel Handbag
MATERIALS | 100% recycled nylon lining
BEST FOR | Business
PRICE | $130

us.mattandnat.com

Matt & Nat is a sustainable label that makes vegan purses from cruelty-free leather alternatives and recycled materials, out of Montreal.

The brand’s bags are ethically made from recycled plastic, cork, rubber, recycled nylon.

As a longtime leader in the vegan goods industry, with handbags, shoes, and other vegan accessories, Matt & Nat has implemented cruelty-free and ethical practices that utilize sustainable materials whenever possible.

From wallets to yoga bags and men’s briefcases, Matt & Nat uses organic vegan leather to create that polished, high-end look.




We love that their company motto is “live beautifully”, as an acknowledgment of the collective responsibility to nurture and celebrate the creativity, positivity, and most importantly, the humanity inside each one of us.

The brand makes exceptional vegan handbags and should be a top choice for anyone looking to buy a faux leather or vegan leather bag.

Adelsm handbag is a small satchel with double handles and flap closure.

Comes with a detachable and adjustable crossbody strap.


9. Grandeur Shoulder Bag by Scarleton Los Angeles

Scarleton vegan handbags

BRAND | Scarleton Los Angeles
MADE IN | Asia, China
STYLE | Handbag – Shoulder Bag
MATERIALS | High-quality Eco-friendly Vegan (PU) Leather
BEST FOR | On the go
PRICE | $24.99

scarleton.com

Scarleton makes really affordable, stylish bags.

The kind where you get asked, “Is your bag vegan? It really looks good!”

If you’re on a budget and are hunting for a bag or vegan backpack then Scarleton is your best bet.

The Scarleton Grandeur is a great handbag and a casual accessory for work or play, spacious and economically priced.

The handbag has lots of storage, enough room for your cell phone, wallet, makeup, and toiletries with plenty of space left over.

If you are an active person in need of a chic and reliable handbag, the Grandeur crossbody bag is the one for you.


10. The Fae Top Handle Bag by JW PEI

JW PEI vegan leather handbags

BRAND | JW PEI
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Handbag – Handle Bag
MATERIALS | Croc-Embossed Vegan Leather
BEST FOR | Night outs
PRICE | $79  $56

jwpei.com

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, JW Pei has a minimalist style somehow similar to Matt & Nat.

However, uniquely to other vegan brands, JW Pei specializes in patina made vegan bags.




Made from high-grade polyurethane resin and ultra-fine microfiber bundles, the patina mimics the structure of real leather.

The technology isn’t new but JW Pei brings it to vegan bags, as it’s soft, beautiful, and durable.

The lining of their bags is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Moreover, whilst over 50% of all their plastics are recycled now, the aim is to make this 100% in two years and replace all major materials with recycled materials over the next 5 years.


11. Faith Mini Black Ink Corn by Alexandra K

Alexandra K vegan handbag

BRAND | Alexandra K
MADE IN | Poland
STYLE | Mini Handbag
MATERIALS | Corn-Leather
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $229

alexandrak.co

Alexandra K is one of the original leaders of the faux leather luxury vegan handbags movement.

Founded in 2014, Alexandra K specializes in vegan and environmentally-friendly bags and accessories.

Each Alexandra K bag is made in Poland, from innovative fabrics that are not only vegan but also their production is organic and safe for the planet.

The brand hand-makes each of its bags in Poland, with a focus on innovative leather-like fabrics made from coated textiles.

The brand’s handbags do not contain any plastic or petroleum derivatives as an ingredient, which allows for enchanting sustainable and recyclable designs.

The fabrics also have superb properties such as durability and abrasion resistance and extreme temperature endurance and make excellent alternatives to leather.

In addition to being cruelty-free and vegan friendly, Alexandra K is also focused on reducing the environmental impact of their products.




The company is constantly researching and implementing new materials ( plant-based) as well as more environmentally friendly processes.

These are high-quality, exceptionally well-made products and each handbag is unique and has its own serial number.

In 2014, the company won a prestigious Vegan Fashion Award for the Best Women’s Handbag.

Mini Faith is the smaller version of the brand’s top seller model, Faith.

This elegant handbag is made of an innovative and sustainable fabric from corn-leather.

Hand-embossed Alexandra K logo on the front.

On the back of the bag is a large plaque with the bag’s serial number and information that the bag is vegan and ecological.

The inside is finished with a fabric that feels like soft leather.

Inside the bag, there is space for a phone, a small wallet, keys, and other small items.

It has a stiffened handle and an additional detachable strap.

The flap is fastened with magnets.


12. Luna Crossbody by Urban Originals

Urban Original vegan bags

BRAND | Urban Originals
MADE IN | Asia, China
STYLE | Crossbody Bag – Handbag
MATERIALS | Vegan leather Material
BEST FOR | On the go
PRICE | $90

uo.com.au

Urban Originals is an Australian company whose brand ethos and values center around vegan fashion, aiming for a cleaner planet and a better world.

With a strict no-animal products policy, Urban Originals creates stylish vegan bags, backpacks, crossbody bags, wallets, and vegan leather totes.

The brand’s stylish bags are made from organic cotton, bio-based polyamides, and leather resulting from recycled PET bottles.

Urban Originals uses the finest quality vegan leathers and recycled materials where possible, with the lowest possible chemical requirements.

The label ensures that all of its bags are made in fair trade conditions and have passed Australia’s Department Store and Industry ethical standards.

Moreover, the label donates 10 percent of its profits to causes related to human rights such as slavery and human trafficking.

Beyond its ethical values, Urban Originals’ stylish vegan leather backpacks are pure work of art.

The Luna Crossbody by Urban Originals is a boho looking large handbag.

It comes with interchangeable straps and a beautiful woven pattern.


13. Large Post Bag by Elvis Kresse

Elvis Kresse vegan handbags

BRAND | Elvis Kresse
MADE IN | Kent, UK / Istanbul, Turkey
STYLE | Post Bag – Handbag
MATERIALS | Choice of genuine decommissioned British fire-hose or reclaimed printing blanket
BEST FOR | City trips
PRICE | $317

elvisandkresse.com

Based in Kent, UK, Elvis & Kresse has been rescuing raw materials since 2015, transforming them into vegan luxury accessories.

This British label upcycles reclaimed materials into sustainable luxury lifestyle accessories, ethically handmade, and donates 50 percent of the profits to local charities.

In 2017, Elvis & Kresse partnered with the Burberry Foundation aiming to tackle the growing problem of global leather waste.

The five-year partnership will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry re-crafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.

The Elvis & Kresse Large Post bag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose previously deployed in active duty for up to 25 years, fighting fires around the UK.




A great all-day bag designed to be held in the hand or carried over the shoulder, across the body.

The Large Post Bag has an inside zip pocket, 2 additional poacher-style pockets, and a lining made from reclaimed parachute silk.

It comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.


14. Lacie Weekender Bag by Sole Society

Sole Society vegan handbags

BRAND | Sole Society
MADE IN | India
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Faux leather
BEST FOR | Weekends
PRICE | $89.95

dsw.com

Located in Culver City, CA, Sole Society is an American label that specializes in slow fashion products and vegan leather bags.

More popular for its shoes, apparel, accessories, Sole Society is betting on the vegan handbag styles.

The brand’s gorgeous bags come in a wide range of natural colors such as slate, charcoal, and tan.

The label also holds brighter and bolder colors to match your mood.

Sole Society carries a mix of satchels, totes, weekenders, and vegan backpacks, all made from buttery soft but sturdy animal-free leather and similar materials.

As a one-stop-shop for all of your vegan leather needs, the brand has extremely affordable prices and free shipping on orders over $50.

Kick start your next weekend getaway with the Lacie weekender handbag from Sole Society.

This oversized tote features plenty of room to carry everything you need and more.


15. Half Moon Convertible Crossbody by HFS Collective

HFS Collective vegan shoulder bags

BRAND | HFS Collective
MADE IN | Los Angeles, California
STYLE | Crossbody Bag – Handbag
MATERIALS | Plant-based raffia Eco-suede, a vegan and sustainable textile made from recycled material. Organic cotton lining
BEST FOR | Day outs
PRICE | $198

hfscollective.com

HFS Collective makes vegan leather bags out of Los Angeles, CA.

The brand’s bags are vegan, cruelty-free, and ethically made from PVC-free materials such as organic cotton, hemp, recycled plastic bottles, and vegan ultra-suede.

HFS Collective prides itself on creating high-quality bags that remind the buyers to love animals, enjoy the world, and waste less.

The brand’s hands-free belt bags are perfect for traveling, a full day out, or just running errands.

And if belt bags aren’t your thing, there are wallets, cross bodies, and even wine and water bottle holders.

The HFS Collective bags are made in Los Angeles at a small, family-run factory.

I’ve been a big fan of the HFS brand for a while and I love their bags!




As a family, they provide a fair, living wage to every person that cuts and sews their products.

The handbags timeless and classic designs are, according to the designer, ”a reminder of the ease of living a life of simplicity–a life filled with more experience, happiness, wholeness, and joy in exchange for less stuff.”

The convertible half-moon bag in Moss is their roomiest hands-free bag yet.

With glimmering gold accents and top flap magnetic closure, our half-moon bag opens to reveal an interior of soft, luxurious eco-suede (made from recycled plastic bottles) and organic cotton complete with a zippered pocket for your cards and cash.

Comes with a cross-body strap made from premium eco-suede (made from recycled plastic bottles) which can be removed to wear as a clutch.

Also converts to a belt bag by slipping the belt through the back.

The matching belt is not included and must be purchased separately as an add-on.

Handcrafted locally and sustainably in Los Angeles.


16. Karlie Bone Medium Top Handle Bag by Melie Bianco

Melie vegan handbags

BRAND | Melie Bianco
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Luxury Vegan Leather
BEST FOR | Date nights
PRICE | $130

meliebianco.com

Hailing from Pico Rivera, CA, Melie Bianco is an ethical label that makes cruelty-free, bags from vegan leather and polyurethane leather alternatives.

Melie Bianco’s vegan leather handbags are a rare blend of fair trade practices, eco-friendly materials, and unique designs.

The brand’s vegan luxury handbags are praised by the likes of Eva Longoria, Marie Claire, O Magazine, and Good Morning America, showing that vegan leather can make luxury bags affordable.

With ranges including gorgeous natural colors, we love the brand’s business model, which encourages profit sharing amongst its entire team.

Melie Bianco makes beautiful, cruelty-free leather bags, handbags, crossbody bags, and clutches.

Melie Bianco believes in quality, craftsmanship while delivering affordable luxury while making a difference in the fashion industry.

Their beautiful handbags are made from premium vegan leather (PU) and are cruelty free and animal friendly.

And they operate their manufacturing using fair trade principles.

With a semi-circle shape and pleated details, the Karlie top handle bag will add a touch of fun and cool appeal to any outfit.

Carry from the top handle or attach the strap to wear it as a crossbody for a hands-free option.

This compact style features a zipper closure and interior slot pocket.


17. Mini Duffle Bag by Hozen

Hozen vegan duffle handbags

BRAND | Hozen
MADE IN | Los Angeles
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Italian biopolyoil “leather” body (grain-based and plastic-free)
BEST FOR | Weekends
PRICE | $150

hozencollection.com

Located in Los Angeles, CA Hozen is an American label known for its ethically made, cruelty-free, and vegan leather bags.

Made ethically in LA from a variety of materials such as synthetic leather, faux suede, natural rubber, and organic cotton, Hozen bags are as bold as functional.




Hozen’s top bags are crafted from Italian manmade leather and comprise ruffle crossbodies, canteen round purses, drawstring bucket bags, and small duffels.

Moreover, 10 percent of each purchase goes to ‘Mercy for Animals’, a nonprofit org. dedicated to preventing cruelty towards animals.


18. Iris Bag by Mashu

Mashu Iros vegan mini handbags

BRAND | Mashu
MADE IN | London, UK
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Vegan Leather made from water-based PU
BEST FOR | Night outs
PRICE | $395

wardrobeoftomorrow.com

Mashu is a designer label specialized in exclusive vegan accessories and handbags made from eco-friendly and animal-free high-quality materials.

Sketched in London, hand-made in Greece, the label is defined by exquisite Art Deco constructs and lines of ancient architecture.

Mashu introduces minimal contours and pleasant silhouettes to vegan fashion.

The brands’ vegan leather bags are balanced by playful patterns and textures, aiming to create a more nuanced and tasteful balance.

You can recognize the label’s vegan handbags thanks to its unique handles, a signature of the brand’s heritage, inspired by the Ancient Greek columns.

Iris mini squared wavy handbag comes with the brand’s signature thin Greek-inspired column handle, in brass plated gold.

Iris is elegant, playful and the perfect accessory for a night out.


19. Charlotte Vintage Satchel Bag by Jeane Jax

Jeane & Jax vegan handbags

BRAND | Jeane Jax
MADE IN | Canada
STYLE | Satchel Bag – Handbag
MATERIALS | Vegan leather 100% Polyurethane
BEST FOR | Weekdays
PRICE | $71  $52

jeaneandjax.com

Jeane & Jax is a Canadian label that’s using ethically sourced materials in their luxury but affordable vegan handbags and wallets.

All Jeane & Jax are PETA approved as the brand is fully committed to social responsibility.

The brand fights to ensure all of its employees have a safe, healthy, and equitable work environment.

Moreover, this cruelty-free and ethical fashion brand are inspired by the multicultural and artistic vibe of Montreal, Quebec’s largest city.

This superb vegan handbag comes with an adjustable crossbody strap and has a full-zip closure.

It also has a front pocket with magnetic snap closure, an interior phone pouch, and a zipped back pocket.


20. Foci Pink & Purple Duffle by Funky Kalakar

Funky Kalakar vegan leather handbags

BRAND | Funky Kalakar
MADE IN | India
STYLE | Large Handbag
MATERIALS | Highly durable faux leather
BEST FOR | Weekend away
PRICE | $160

funkykalakar.global

Funky Kalakar is a Mumbai-based, PETA certified label known for its Asian-heritage vegan handbags made from natural fabrics.

The label uses recyclable fabrics, jute, organic cotton, canvas, viscose, and even rubber from rescued car tires and insoles.

Funky Kalakar vegan purses bring alive stories of ancient craftsmanship in the form of contemporary designs.

Moreover, the brand does not believe in “harming living creatures to construct fashion products, because all life is valuable, and fashion should not come at the cost of one’s life”.




Moving ahead requires a strong and focused, gradual effort towards one’s goal.

Inspired by this notion, the Foci is sturdy yet flexible.

Mild curve results from the gentle fabric to give a feminine yet sturdy look specially designed to reflect the attitude of a forward thinker.

Its wide-set design together with its soft material makes it easy to carry large objects, in style.


21. De Moto Edition Handbag by De Vesi

De Vesi vegan handbags

BRAND | De Vesi
MADE IN | USA
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Vegan Leather
BEST FOR | Day outs
PRICE | $459

de-vesi.com

Based in Florida, De-Vesi is a luxury vegan fashion label that’s making cruelty-free and vegan bags collections.
Designed for the modern woman and her active lifestyle, De-Vesi’s handbags are sophisticated, accessible, and devised to help busy women everywhere.
The house of De-Vesi gets inspiration from nature and animals, and it is driven by a desire to create multipurpose vegan handbags and accessories.
All De-Vesi bags are vegan and cruelty-free, sustainable, and ethically-made by expert artisans.

De Moto Edition, hand-painted Motorcycle jacket with our fun zippers, for the edgy & fun female.

There is nothing more badass than being who you are!


22. Basic Monik Bag by Adelaide Carta

Adelaide C mini vegan handbags

BRAND | Adelaide Carta
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | 96% Lyliane Race vegan leather/suede, 4% Cork
BEST FOR | Day outs
PRICE | $527

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Adelaide Carta is an ethical Italian designer label that prides itself in making eco-friendly and animal-free vegan bags and accessories.

Defined by unique prints, bold colors, and exclusive artistry, Adelaide Carta amalgams the vibrant history of Sardinian land and its people with an enthralling present and a purposive future, in luxurious creations of respect and pride.

The designer’s choice for eco-friendly and cruelty-free leather showcase a bold vision of the future.

A future where aesthetics and style are not compromised by protecting the animals and nature but instead augmented and improved.




Discover the secret pathway to a long-lost world of Italian heritage and local craftsmanship, as truth be told, real luxury knows no sacrifice.

Hand-crafted in Sardinia, Italy by expert artisans, Adelaide C’s bags are made from a blend of organic and recyclable materials such as vegan leather alternatives, sustainable cork, and organic cotton.

The Adelaide Carta Basic Monik is designed to be multifunctional, having the most active women in mind.

The bag can be used as a clutch, shoulder bag, handbag, fanny pack, and even as a wallet!

The modular design makes this bag a great match for long journeys on casual outfits when you require a comfortable and versatile bag, and for casual-chic outfits, on your daily commute to the office and back.


23. Zuccarata Handbag by Kweder

Kweder vegan designer handbags

BRAND | Kweder
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Italian vegan leather Softan®
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $298

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Kweder is a contemporary high-end Italian designer label characterized by original and colorful vegan bags depicting the glamourous Sicilian lifestyle and culture.

The label draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the island and its mythological past.

As an expression of conscious identity, Kweder embodies distinctive temperaments and noble personalities.

Kweder’s unique pieces come alive under the spell of breathtaking scenes of mountains and sea-views, bursting volcano lava representing the strong feminine inner-energy, traditionally charmed by the crafts of local master artisans.

The label combines rare artisanal manufacturing in a fresh and modern style that’s so appealing to fashion lovers with respect for, people, animals, and the environment.

Part of the Euphoria collection, the Zuccarata handbag is crafted with motives inspired by the impressionism art movement of the 18th century.

Kweder Zuccarata’s unique pattern depicts the metaphorical Policromo Isolano.

The bag’s chiaroscuro effects and a vivid polychromy feature Sicilian pieces of decorative art, mirroring a rich mosaic of Arab, Byzantine, Norman, and Swabian culture.

Zuccarata handbag’s exclusive, original and timeless design is a perfect fit for every outfit.

The bag can be carried in hand or over the shoulder using the detachable shoulder strap.


24. Keanna Handbag by Eve Cork

Eve cork vegan handbags

BRAND | Eve Cork
MADE IN | Portugal
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Premium Cork Fabric
BEST FOR | Day Outs
PRICE | $249

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Made in Portugal by skilled artisans, Eve Cork’s collections are entirely cruelty-free, eco-friendly and ethically made using only sustainably sourced materials.

From how materials are sourced, to how they practice business for the greater well-being of people and the planet, this label puts sustainability at the core of everything they do.

The label uses only the highest grade, sustainably sourced materials and does not cut any corners with workers or production.

Handcrafted from premium cork fabric, this gorgeous bag has a beautiful design cut into the exterior.

It comes with a removable shoulder strap so doubles as a stunning cross-body purse.

Perfect for day or night this bag is truly a functional work of art!


25. Jordaan Maroon Bag by Osier

Osier vegan messenger shoulder bag

BRAND | Osier
MADE IN | EU
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | 27% Polyester, 27% PU, 24% Apple Waste, 22% Cotton
BEST FOR | Evenings
PRICE | $388

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Launched in protest to fast fashion, Osier is a vegan designer label with fascinating stories to tell.

Beyond the sharp and tailored expressions of modern hedonism instilled with ingredients of ethical flavors, there is an artistic soul hidden in each Osier creation.

Fuelled by long-lasting memories of cultural treasures, cinematic art galleries, romantic streets, free-spirit festivals, picturesque canal streets, antique boutiques, restaurants, and patio cafes, each Osier bag conveys an imaginary exploration of Amsterdam.




From the vintage designer shops on Jordaan, the place of Rembrandt and Albert Cuyp Market, to the beating heart of De Pijp, the cultural home of legendary artists and the spirits of the 60s, each Osier piece summons places of inspiration, free-thinking, and casual-chic geeks.

Inspired by the cross-grain finish of the original Panama diary, the maroon ‘Jordaan’ messenger bag is compact and yet surprisingly spacious.

Perfect for busy days in the city or casual weekends thanks to the sleek inserts and lined pockets to ensures your essentials are kept safe.

The choice for the chain detail, embossed logo lettering for a signature touch, and boxy feature stay true roots to Osier’s design-driven edge and let you make a powerful statement!


Best Vegan Handbags – What’s The Verdict?

All handbags in this article are best in their own category and according to what you need one for.

But, most important is that all bags here are ethically made, sustainable, from vegan leather with love for animals and the planet.

It is our personal responsibility to be compassionate and conscious when it comes to considering our fashion choices.

Moreover, seeing these amazing vegan bags, it is clear that you do not have to compromise your style in the name of ethical and sustainable fashion.

As more brands respond to consumers’ demand for eco-friendly and sustainable bags, it is your turn to contribute by choosing cruelty-free and vegan handbags, whenever possible.

Time to shop guilt-free, safe in the knowledge you are helping rather than destroying the environment.

Now it’s your turn…

What’s your take on vegan handbags vs animal leather bags regarding quality, material, durability, and environmental stance?

Which one of these vegan handbags is your favorite and why?

Do you have multiple vegan bags for various occasions or just one for all tasks? If so, which one?

Are there any other great vegan handbag and bag brands you’ve tried and want to add to this list?

Please leave your tips and comments below in order to help other women looking to step into the world of vegan fashion.

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  1. AllanDesign

    12 February 2021

    Loved this, just got my wife a Stell Vegan Bag, thanks a lot guys