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Top 25 Vegan Leather Bags For Any Budget – Best Of 2021

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This article covers the top 25 vegan leather bags of 2021 – for any pocket and any budget – and here’s why.

The latest research shows that the demand for vegan leather bags is surpassing animal leather bags.

Finally, reigning supreme, vegan bags are here to change the industry for good.

The top 25 vegan leather bags ranking was built on 3 core criteria:

  • Only from brands doing good for people, animals, and the environment.
  • Only from eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly materials.
  • Last but not least, for being the most stylish and in-demand vegan leather bags right now.

Why Vegan Leather Bags

Conventional leather bag manufacturing requires the sacrifice of animals, for their skin.

Moreover, in the manufacturing process, there are used lots of toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

“Apart from heavy metals like chromium, cadmium, lead, and mercury, a conglomerate of chemicals are discharged by the tanneries into the environment,” discloses the Human Rights Watch in their ‘Toxic Tanneries Report‘ (2012).

The truth is, these brands kill animals, pollute water, soil, and air while causing skin diseases and respiratory illnesses to tannery workers.

Best Vegan Leather Bags Of 2021

So, if you are looking for vegan leather bags, on your way to an ethical wardrobe, this article is for you.

Without further ado, these are the best 25 vegan leather bags of 2021 – for any pocket and budget, from affordable to luxury.


1. Eloise Satchel Vegan Leather Handbag
Angela Roi

Angela Roi Eloise Satchel Vegan Leather Handbag

BRAND | Angela Roi
MADE IN | South Korea
STYLE | Textured satchel crossbody
MATERIALS | Vegan Leather (EPUL)
BEST FOR | Weekends
PRICE | $255

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Angela Roi was created by two co-founders (Angela and Roi – hard to guess)

The duo wanted to bring virtue to the very competitive and wasteful world of fashion.

The Eloise vegan satchel is a timeless classic that sports a minimalistic but modern touch.




The bag is named after Eloise Wellings, an athlete that was forced to sit out three games in a row (due to recurring stress fractures) at the Olympic games.

Whenever tempted to give up on her childhood dream, Eloise faced the days with positivity and compassion, eventually defying all odds.

Eloise shares the traits of power, dedication, and elegance.

Meticulously handcrafted by the brand’s skilled artisans, Eloise Satchel is a great statement bag.

Like all the label’s superb vegan bags, Eloise is cruelty and sweatshop-free.


2. Medium Hobo Vegan Leather Bag
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Medium Hobo Vegan Leather Bag

BRAND | Stella McCartney
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Shoulder bag
MATERIALS | 56% Polyurethane, 44% Polyester
BEST FOR | Business meetings
PRICE | $1090

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Of all the brands on this list, Stella McCartney is the brand to go when it comes to luxury and impact.

Stella’s mission statement, ethics, and sustainable practices are centered around a world that treats people, the planet, and animals equally.

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

With patterns that resemble leather Stella McCartney’s vegan bags are excellent alternatives to luxury bags made from animal leather.

Filled with designer vibes, this vegan shoulder bag – in moss color – comes with snap button fastening, an internal slip pocket, and a braided adjustable strap.

Oh, let’s not forget the every so powerful Stella McCartney logo.


3. Arta Vegan Leather Clutch
Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat Arta Vegan Leather Clutch

BRAND | Matt & Nat
MADE IN | Canada
STYLE | Textured satchel crossbody
MATERIALS | PVC with recycled nylon lining
BEST FOR | Night outs
PRICE | $96 $58

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Matt & Nat is a longtime leader in the vegan goods business.

The Canadian label makes vegan handbags, shoes, and all sorts of cruelty free accessories.

Based out of Montreal, the brand puts the focus on cruelty-free and ethical practices and utilizes sustainable materials whenever possible.

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




Matt & Nat exemplifies what it means to live ethically and beautifully.

The matcha colored clutch has a front logo-embossed and a metal zip closure that extends and snaps onto the back.

It also comes with a removable crossbody strap and the interior has a zipper pocket for cards and smartphones.


4. Gigi Tassel Silver Pinatex Crossbody Bag
HFS Collective

HFS Collective Gigi Tassel Silver Pinatex Bag

BRAND | HFS Collective
MADE IN | LA, USA
STYLE | Textured satchel crossbody
MATERIALS | Pinatex (Pineapple Leather – EPUL)
BEST FOR | On the go
PRICE | $420

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HFS Collective prides itself on creating high-quality vegan bags that remind us to experience more and hold less.

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

And if those aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there are wallets, cross bodies, and even a wine & water bottle holder.

The ethically made bags are designed with eco-friendly and sustainable materials, in the US.


5. Karina Tan Vegan Leather Top Handle Bag
Melie Bianco

Melie Bianco Karina Tan Vegan Leather Top Handle Bag

BRAND | Melie Bianco
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Mini tote
MATERIALS | PU vegan leather
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $155

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Mix together fair trade practices, eco-friendly materials, and a love of design and the result is…Melie Bianco.

The brand’s vegan handbags are loved by the likes of Marie Claire, O Magazine, and Good Morning America.

Thanks to Melie Bianco, vegan luxury bags can be affordable.

With gorgeous natural colors, designer details like bows and bamboo, and budget pricing for all of the handbags, don’t be surprised if you become a lifelong Melie shopper after your first purse.

Most of all, I love the brand’s business model which encourages profit sharing amongst the entire team.


6. Mini Duffle Mini Bag – Rouge x Mary Matson
Hozen

Hozen Mini Duffle Vegan Leather Bag - Rouge x Mary Matson

BRAND | Hozen
MADE IN | LA, USA
STYLE | Mini duffle bag
MATERIALS | Italian grain-based Biopolyoil (plastic-free)
BEST FOR | On the go
PRICE | $325

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Hozen is more than just talking the (vegan) talk; it’s walking the (vegan) walk, too.

This bag is made ethically in LA from premium organic and upcycled materials, in a design that’s equally bold and functional.




Having perfected the craft with Italian manmade leather, Hozen offers ruffle crossbodies, canteen round purses, drawstring bucket bags, and small duffels in colors that pop.

Finally, 10 percent of each purchase alone goes to Mercy for Animals, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing cruelty towards animals.


7. Agnes Black Ladies Vegan Leather Backpack
LaBante London

Labante London Agnes Black Ladies Vegan Leather Backpack

BRAND | LaBante London
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Backpack
MATERIALS | Recycled polyester
BEST FOR | Work or uni
PRICE | $90

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Founded in 2009, LaBante London only uses recycled materials for its bags.

From clutches and crossbodies to backpacks and tote bags, the brand uses faux leather and quilted textures in natural colors.

The bags’ design and style make them easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.

This bag is made from polyester recovered from plastic bottles and the outers are made with 50 percent vegetable oil (a renewable natural source).

Manufactured in Guangzhou, China in a SEDEX Certified factory, the design, and production team is made up of 99 percent women.

Each year, LaBante donates at least 10 percent of its profits to charity.


8. Caraa Stratus Vegan Leather Backpack
Free People

Free People vegan leather backpack

BRAND | Free People
MADE IN | London, UK
STYLE | Backpack
MATERIALS | Italian Nylon
BEST FOR | City trips
PRICE | $260

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Inspired by the clouds, this light as air backpack features a fluffy waterproof nylon style with exterior and interior pockets.

With a total of 15 pockets and compartments, this vegan backpack can hold your water bottle, umbrella, and laptop, and even gym kit.

Fantastic roomy interior, in a collapsible design.


9. Aria Croc Convertible Vegan Leather Belt Bag
Mali + Lili

Mali + Lili Aria Croc Convertible Vegan Leather Belt Bag

BRAND | Mali + Lili
MADE IN | LA, USA
STYLE | Belt bag
MATERIALS | On the go
PRICE | $56

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Mali + Lili’s croc-embossed convertible bag is the perfect companion for date night, well, once we’re allowed to go out again.

From a busy day to the dance floor, the Aria Croc convertible belt bag will take you everywhere in fashion.




Wear around your waist, or as a crossbody with the removable chain strap, to add that extra something to any look.


10. Azure Vegan Leather Bucket Bag
Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat Azure Vegan Leather Bucket Bag

BRAND | Matt & Nat
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Bucket bag
MATERIALS | PU vegan leather
BEST FOR | Day outs
PRICE | $160 $95

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This is a rare bucket hobo bag from Matt & Nat.

It has a self-bonded interior finish, adjustable strap, and logo hardware detail on the right side body.

Completed by a removable interior pouch with nylon zip closure and dog clip closure at the top.


11. Falabella Vegan Leather Tiny Tote
Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Falabella Vegan Leather Tiny Tote Bag

BRAND | Stella McCartney
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Mini tote
MATERIALS | Polyester
BEST FOR | Date nights
PRICE | $850

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Stella McCartney is one of the only luxury fashion brands that chose not to use animal-based materials, such as leather, skin, fur, or feathers, right from the start.

Falabella shaggy deer tiny tote bag comes in deep black and features a diamond-cut gold chain trim.

The chain creates the handles as well and has a magnetic snap closure.

Fully lined with recycled polyester, this vegan beauty stands out from a mile thanks to the Stella McCartney logo print.

This classic black leather tote is casual enough for the office and just fancy enough for drinks straight after work.


12. Athena Vegan Leather Medium Tote Gym Bag
Caraa

Caraa Athena Vegan Leather Medium Tote Bag

BRAND | Caraa
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Tote
MATERIALS | Patent vegan leather
BEST FOR | Gym
PRICE | $135

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Made out of vegan leather, Caraa’s medium Athena tote is perfect for those 7 p.m. workout classes, after work.

It even comes with a separate wet-bag for your dirty laundry!

The Athena Tote is a workout-focused convertible enveloped in sweatshirt material and banded with Caraa-branded detailing.

Convert to crossbody mode simply by adding straps.

Machine washable, this is an excellent bag for sweaty and busy days.

Pair it with your fiercest routine and discover the goddess within.


13. Grace Vegan Leather Mini Crossbody Bag
Angela Roi

Angela Roi Grace Mini Crossbody Vegan Leather Bag

BRAND | Angela Roi
MADE IN | South Korea
STYLE | Crossbody bag
MATERIALS | EPUL Vegan Leather
BEST FOR | Morning commutes
PRICE | $205

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I can’t say enough great things about Angela Roi’s vegan bags.

The NYC–based luxury handbag brand prioritizes ethical sourcing and attention to detail.




Every time I wear the Grace mini crossbody, shown here, or the Hamilton crossbody I get so many compliments.

Excellent quality and a wide range of colors.


14. The OG Reversible Vegan Leather Tote
Street Level

Street Level The OG Reversible Vegan Leather Tote

BRAND | Street Level
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Tote
MATERIALS | Patent vegan leather
BEST FOR | Daily travels
PRICE | $58

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Upgrade your commuter tote with Street Level’s reversible bag and matching wristlet.

Made in vegan leather, two unique designs in one bag, perfect for work or whenever.

Features a detachable coin pouch, with magnetic closure.

It also has a reversible soft exterior and a roomy interior that can fit your laptop and even a pair of gym clothes.


15. Mini Dada One Vegan Leather Handbag
Ahimsa Collective

Adelaide C Mini Dada One vegan leather handbag

BRAND | Adelaide C
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Mini handbag – shoulder bag
MATERIALS | Patent vegan leather
BEST FOR | Weekend errands
PRICE | $720

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Made of vegan materials by following the brand’s vegan and ethical philosophy.

All materials and labor are 100% of Italian origin.

The bag comes with a vegan certificate (Peta) as all fabrics used are entirely vegan-friendly.

All small metal parts are coated with anti-wear protection.

The product is completely free of materials of animal origin.


16. Miley Vegan Leather Work Bag
Gunas

Gunas Miley vegan leather work bag

BRAND | Gunas New York
MADE IN | NYC, US
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Eco-Pelle (TM) vegan leather
BEST FOR | Casual office day
PRICE | $280

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Named after the animal rights activist, Miley Cyrus, Miley is the best Gunas work bag out there.

The bag was launched after the outspoken celebrity Miley Cyrus has voiced her passion for animal welfare, to her 73.5m Instagram followers.




“You do not need to torture or kill animals to sell fabulous products! Love love and more love.” says, Miley and we couldn’t agree more!

Loaded with features and pockets, the Miley bag is designed to help you stay active and organized.

Its sturdy structure can bear the weight of your laptop, tablet, and books with ease.

You can use it daily for work or travel.

The back features an extra slip sleeve to slide the bag conveniently over your carry-on bag, for convenience and hassle-free during long travel trips.


17. Ducitta Vegan Leather Handbag
Kweder

Kweder Ducitta vegan leather handbag

BRAND | Kweder
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Large handbag – shoulder bag
MATERIALS | Softan® embossed vegan leather
BEST FOR | Weekends
PRICE | $300

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Made by another Italian sustainable fashion brand, Ducitta is a super versatile vegan leather bag.

The bag is made from proprietary microfibre, so it is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.

The bag has a super polished look and stands out thanks to its embellished floral decorations.

Moreover, the bag is very practical thanks to its handles and detachable shoulder strap.

Overall, this beautiful bag is an excellent accessory for busy women.


18. Peta Cactus Leather Pouch
Ahimsa Collective

Ahimsa Collective Peta Cactus Leather Pouch

BRAND | Ahimsa Collective
MADE IN | Australia
STYLE | Cross-body pouch
MATERIALS | Cactus vegan leather
BEST FOR | City break trips
PRICE | $180

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Sleek and chic this crossbody ‘Peta Pouch’ made by Ahimsa Collective is from 100% cactus leather.

Showcasing the brand’s custom A_C logo, hardware, and chain, the Peta Pouch is oozing practicality and quality.

Compact but spacious the Peta Pouch comes with internal card slots for credit and ID cards, and an internal slip pocket to store valuables more securely.

The bag is hand-crafted from ‘Desserto’, a cactus leather-like material on the outer.

The inner is made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton.

We love this vegan crossbody pouch for its bold and shiny hardware, simplicity, and sophistication.

A ‘day to night’ kind of bag, this is an absolute classic that will never go out of style.


19. Scarabaeus Set Apple Leather Handbag
Happy Genie

Happy Genie Scarabaeus Set Apple Leather Handbag

BRAND | Happy Genie
MADE IN | Italy
STYLE | Handbag
MATERIALS | Apple vegan leather
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $995

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Designed in Switzerland and crafted in Italy, this vegan leather handbag by Happy Genie blends innovation with mindful design.

With a very luxurious look, this bag is made from a plant-based leather-alternative, extracted from apple skin.




The bag has a modular design and can be further customized thanks to its four magnets on the front which allows you to construct a unique version of the bag.

To top it up, the Scarabaeus clutch and the happy genie logo hot stamped on the back makes this luxury handbag one of a kind.


20. Chic Street White Vegan Leather Tote
Lulus

Lulus Chic Street White Vegan Leather Tote Bag

BRAND | Lulus
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Tote
MATERIALS | PVC
BEST FOR | Weekend away
PRICE | $39

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Strut your stuff with the Lulus Chic Street White Tote Bag!

This vegan pebbled leather tote bag (with a bucket-bag-inspired design), features a gold clasp closure and magnetic closure that opens to a convenient dual pocket design, perfect for keeping you organized.

The slide-in pocket at back is perfect for your holding your phone on-the-go and a matching adjustable shoulder strap.

The best part? It has an exterior pocket to stash your phone, keys, credit card, and ID when you don’t want to rummage through your bag.


21. Snake Spot Vegan Leather Clutch
Wilby

Wilby Snake Spot Vegan Leather Clutch Bag

BRAND | Wilby
MADE IN | London, UK
STYLE | Clutch
MATERIALS | Cork
BEST FOR | Night outs
PRICE | $150

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British born and bred, Wilby was conceived in Chelsea, London, in 2013.

The brand is specialized exclusively in clutch bags.

This decadent and large vegan clutch is made from ultra-light sustainable croc skin style cork and possesses a deep compartment for storage.

A vegan clutch perfect for a dinner date.


22. Tego Sling Vegan Leather Messenger Bag
Moshi

Moshi Tego Sling Vegan Leather Messenger Bag

BRAND | Moshi
MADE IN | USA
STYLE | Messenger Bag
MATERIALS | Patent vegan leather
BEST FOR | Daily commute
PRICE | $205

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This is one for those high-end, high-tech, globe-trotting digital nomads amongst us.




Specializing in anti-theft backpacks and gadget protecting cases, Moshi takes practicality to a new level!

This anti-theft messenger vegan bag features cut-proof material and concealed zippers.

And, the ‘ActiveStrap’ adds stability when cycling or walking through crowded areas.


23. Flashback Hobo Vegan Leather Bag
Urban Originals

Urban Originals Flashback Hobo Vegan Leather Bag

BRAND | Urban Originals
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Shoulder bag
MATERIALS | PU vegan leather
BEST FOR | Weekend away
PRICE | $98

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Hailing from Australia and based out of Sydney and LA, Urban Originals designs vegan handbags that are incredibly pleasing to the eye.

This Flashback Hobo Bag is a soft and triangular slouch bag with a clean-cut and has a lovely smooth vegan leather finish.

The roomy central compartment comes complete with a handy internal zip pocket, and an easy access external zip pocket.


24. Kayla Crossbody Vegan Leather Bucket Bag
Jeane & Jax

Jeane & Jax Kayla Crossbody Vegan Leather Bucket Bag

BRAND | Jeane & Jax
MADE IN | China
STYLE | Bucket bag
MATERIALS | Polyurethane
BEST FOR | All occasion
PRICE | $55

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I have two Jeane & Jax handbags received as presents.

I like their cute soft boho backpacks but from all, I find this crossbody ‘over the shoulder’ cut and color very trendy right now.

Lightweight, this crossbody bucket bag closes with a magnetic snap.




It comes with a matching mid-sized full zip accessories pouch.

Finally, the light gold hardware and this color go very well with denim and white shirts – give it a try.


25. Hope Brown Sugar Vegan Leather Mini Bag
Alexandra K

Alexandra K Hope Brown Sugar Vegan Leather Mini Bag

BRAND | Alexandra K
MADE IN | EU
STYLE | Mini shoulder bag
MATERIALS | Eco-PU vegan leather
BEST FOR | Evenings
PRICE | $280

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Alexandra K is a Polish brand that makes vegan handbags from innovative fabrics.

Founded in 2014, the brand is specializing exclusively in vegan handbags and accessories and they clearly know their stuff.

The HOPE mini bag is PVC-free and a perfect example of the brand’s choice for innovative fabrics.

I absolutely love the embossed logo on the front, it looks like a classic luxury bag to me.

On the back, there is a large plaque with the bag’s serial number and other information stating that the bag is vegan and eco friendly.

Easy to close thanks to the inside magnets.

Also, the inside is finished with a fabric that feels like soft leather.

Finally, the bag is equipped with a hard top handle and an additional medium-thick detachable strap.

Verdict – What Is The Best Vegan Leather Bag?

All vegan bags in this article are best in their own category.

All bags here are ethical, sustainable, from vegan leather, and made with love for animals and the planet.

Not sure if needed but these amazing vegan bags show once again 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.

Whenever possible, choose cruelty-free and vegan leather bags.

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

Now it’s your turn…

Looking at your wardrobe right now, what’s the ratio of animal leather bags vs vegan leather bags?

Which one of these vegan leather bags is your favorite and why?

Are there any other vegan leather bag brands you know of and want to add to this article? Please let me know.

Please leave your comments below and help other animal-loving women learn and benefit from your knowledge.

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    Villarta

    6 April 2021

    Best list i have ever seen !

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    Adam Peuman

    28 April 2021

    You should remove the promotion/praise for Miley Cyrus, as she is not vegan. She has gone back to eating the flesh and secretions of abused animals.