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Vegan Handbags: 31 Top Vegan Bag Brands for 2021

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Vegan handbags are more than a leather-free place to store your wallet and keys. Bags, after all, can be an essential part of your outfit. But can you find vegan leather bags that are just as stylish as their non-vegan counterparts? Absolutely!

In this post, I’ll be looking at the best vegan bag brands, including: 

Vegan purses come in a variety of different styles and for all budgets. Whether you’re looking for a vegan satchel, vegan leather crossbody bag or a shoulder bag, you can find a non leather version of the bag of your dreams.

Here are the best vegan purse brands to shop online.

 

GUNAS

Based in New York

Features: 100% vegan

Free shipping to US, Canada. Ships worldwide.

GUNAS was one of the first vegan handbag brands. Since Sugandh G. Agrawal founded GUNAS in 2009, they’ve been making high fashion, cruelty free handbags. 

They’ve won several awards, including Best Green Handbag Designer by Instyle in 2018 and Macy’s Best Retail Handbag by an Independent, also in 2018.

Their vegan leather purses come in a really big range of styles, from satchels and crossbody bags to clutches, tote bags, shoulder bags, backpacks and laptop bags. They also have vegan men’s bags and wallets.

The brand is 100% vegan so you can be sure there are no animal products in any of the range!

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Corkor

Based in Portugal

Features: 100% vegan, sustainable materials

Worldwide delivery

Sustainable fashion doesn't get much better than cork. Cork is one of the most sustainable materials because cork trees require very little input in terms of water and fertilisation, making them low-carbon, and can be harvested without destroying the tree. It's water impermeable and looks great, making it an excellent vegan leather alternative!

Corkor is an all-vegan brand making bags, wallets and belts out of cork. All their products are crafted by artisans in Portugal.

Their vegan leather handbags are not only cruelty-free, but sustainable as well. Whether you're looking for a vegan bucket bag or a vegan crossbody purse, Corkor has a cork-based alternative.

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Matt and Nat handbags

Based in Canada

Features: 100% vegan

Free shipping on orders over $100/£70.

Matt and Nat vegan bags are some of the most well-known faux leather handbags. Founded in Montreal in 1995, it has a long history of making vegan bags and wallets and more recently started branching out into shoes and outerwear.

Matt & Nat stands for Mat(t)erial and Nature and has been vegan since the start. 

All linings are made from recycled plastic bottles, with exteriors made of different fabrics (Matt and Nat still use PVC in a few designs, which is very bad for the environment, so check materials and avoid anything made with PVC), and they recycle 9 million plastic bottles per year.

I have a Matt & Nat wallet that's nearly 10 years old so their products seem durable!

They have one of the widest ranges of designs, and you can find a vegan hobo bag, diaper bag, vegan leather tote bag, vegan shoulder bag and more.

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Pixie Mood

Based in Canada

Features: 100% vegan

Free climate positive shipping over $99.

Pixie Mood is an all-vegan brand making non leather handbags. They work with Terrapass on becoming carbon neutral and offset all their shipping, making their shipping climate positive.

The foam they ship with is recyclable and packaging with made with biodegradable corn-based materials.

Their affordable non leather bags are made of polyurethane (PU), which is more eco friendly than PVC, and come in different styles like bucket bags, vegan leather tote bags and crossbodies.

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Scarleton

Based in LA

Features: Vegan options

Free US shipping

Scarleton is an ultra-affordable handbag brand with vegan options. If you're looking for an inexpensive vegan bag, they have some vegan options.

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Doshi

Based in California

Features: 100% vegan

Doshi is an all-vegan bag brand founded by long-time vegan and lifelong vegetarian Paras Doshi, who first noticed how hard it was to find vegan accessories when he began his first job in 2001. 

One thing that sets Doshi apart is its emphasis not just on bags for fashion, but work bags. They sell vegan backpacks and briefcases for men and women, as well as totes, a vegan clutch and crossbody bags.

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Watson & Wolfe

Based in the UK

Features: 100% vegan

If you're looking for classic style bags, made vegan, Watson & Wolfe is the brand for you.

When the brand started in 2016, their intention was to use leather - until they started researching it and uncovered the facts of the leather industry and changed direction. The brand is entirely vegan and focuses on men who are looking for eco-friendly alternatives. They mainly make wallets and belts but they also have a small collection of vegan women's bags. 

They are classically designed totes and crossbody bags in black or brown vegan leather.

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Melie Bianco

Based in the US

Features: 100% vegan, sweatshop free

Melie Bianco is a non leather purse company that designs vegan bags in different colors. I love their pops of color and own a mustard yellow Melie Bianco bag I managed to snag secondhand a couple of years ago.

Whether you're looking for a vegan leather shoulder bag or practical convertible belt bags, Melie Bianco has different styles for all.

As well as the usual black and brown cruelty free, vegan handbags, they have mint green, coral and mustard yellow designs.

They also proudly state they are sweatshop free.

 

Lee Coren

Based in Israel

Features: 100% vegan, handmade

Lee Coren's handcrafted vegan, ethical purses are designed and made in Israel, using locally sourced materials (except for the vegan leather, which she sources from Italy). 

Her designs are inspired by her travels and are stunning, particularly this confetti design, inspired by Rome, Italy.

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Alkeme Atelier

Based in the US

Features: 100% vegan, innovative and sustainable materials

The best vegan handbags don't just look great, they're great for the planet, too.

Alkeme Atelier crafts cruelty free purses that use the most innovative materials around. Thanks to vegan brands like them, the vegan leather industry is exploding with new, eco-friendly leather alternatives.

Some of the vegan leather alternatives they use include: grape leather (made with waste from the wine industry), cactus leather (I hadn't even heard of this one until researching this post!), bamboo fiber and recycled plastic bottles used in the linings. Plus, they make their own vegan leather, Alkeme vegan fiber, which is made with 70% recycled materials, is water- and scratch-resistant and weighs 1/3 of leather.

Their designer vegan bags are fashion forward and designed to last.

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Luxtra

Based in the UK

Features: 100% vegan, uses innovative, sustainable materials

Free global shipping over £200

Luxtra is a certified B corp (which balance profit and purpose) and they are committed to helping push forward the development and use of new, eco-friendly plant-based leather alternatives like pineapple leather, apple leather, cactus leather, corn leather and grape leather.

Their latest range is made of mango leather!

Luxtra stands for 'luxury transformed' and their luxury vegan bags combine classic aesthetics with sustainable principles.

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Six Realms

Based in Canada

Features: 100% vegan, limited edition designs

If you're looking for a unique synthetic leather bag, Six Realms' bags have totally unique designs, and due to the artisanal way in which the bags are made, only 99 of each color of Satori Moon are being made.

If you want to ensure you'll never see someone with the same bag at a vegan fair, here's your chance.

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Labante handbags

Based in the UK

Features: 100% vegan, sustainable, sweatshop free

Labante London was founded in 2009 and aims to be as sustainable as possible, using a circular model to reduce waste. They also use recycled plastic bottles for the linings of the bags and use a solvent-free, water-based polyurethane vegan leather. All their vegan goods are ethically made and sweatshop free.

I own a Labante bag and it seems really well made and durable, though I don't use it every day so I can't tell for sure. But I've had it several years and it's still in good condition!

Labante vegan bags come in a range of different styles, from a vegan clutch bag to a laptop bag to a backpack or tote bag.

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Angela Roi

Based in the US

Features: 100% vegan

Angela Roi's luxury vegan handbags came about because of a belief that personal style shouldn't have to be sacrificed for values. Whether you're looking for a vegan crossbody bag or a vegan tote, their bags come in a variety of classic styles, in different colors.

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JW Pei

Based in the US

Features: 100% vegan

JW Pei makes faux leather bags with a view to provide "affordable luxury." Their affordable vegan handbags include vegan tote bags, shoulder bags and crossbody bags. 

They have one of the widest ranges of non leather purses I've seen, with hundreds of different designs, with different styles of vegan leather and in many colors, including some bright color pops like grass green or bright orange.

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Jill Milan

Based in the US, made in Italy

Features: 100% vegan, handmade

As a long-term vegan of over 20 years, Jill Fraser founded Jill Milan (with her partner Milan Lazich) in 2010 after years of searching for vegan leather purse brands that made classic, luxury bags.

Jill Milan's quality vegan handbags are made in Italy in an atelier that has been producing luxury bags for generations. The bags are sewn by hand and metalwork is handmade, too. The bags are built to last, not fall apart, so if you're looking for long-lasting vegan luxury bags, these are ideal.

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Svala

Based in LA

Features: 100% vegan

Free shipping

Svala's vegan bags are made using European fabrics and are made in Los Angeles, in a factory where workers are treated fairly. All their bags are free from PVC and they use cotton and recycled polyester for the linings.

Their bags tend to be classic in style and color, so great if you're looking for a vegan version of a traditional handbag that will be in style for years to come.

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Stella McCartney vegan luxury bags

Based in the UK

Features: Vegan options

If you're looking for vegan designer bags, look no further than Stella McCartney's range. The range of vegan bags, totes and backpacks are designed using vegan leather. 

While the whole brand isn't vegan (Stella is vegetarian and uses silk and wool in some of her clothes), the bags are all vegan. 

These vegan leather designer bags are popular with celebrities, especially the iconic Falabella bag, which is now a classic. 

The vegan designer handbags from Stella McCartney come in nearly 100 different styles, so you can be sure to find one that suits you.

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Will's Vegan Shoes

Based in the UK

Features: 100% vegan

Will's started out specialising in men's vegan shoes, but now you can find a wide range of products from one of the top vegan leather brands, whether you're looking for a wallet or a bag. Vegan through and through, everything at Will's is entirely vegan.

Their cruelty free bags are mostly classic in style and color and many are unisex. They perfectly transition from day to night and make good office bags or weekend bags.

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HFS Collective

Based in LA

Features: 100% vegan, hands-free bags

HFS Collective is a vegan bag manufacturer with a twist: all their bags are hand-free, and their tagline is "liberating you from your baggage."

All their bags are either belt bags, crossbody bags or wine/water bottle bags, meaning you are left completely hands-free, thanks to the designs.

Their bags are made in a factory in LA, where they know all the workers and they're treated fairly.

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Samara

Based in the US

Features: 100% vegan

Free shipping over $150 to most countries

Samara is an all-vegan bag brand using a variety of eco-friendly materials, including apple leather, bamboo, castor seeds and recycled plastic bottles, as well as standard PU vegan leather.

One unique aspect of Samara bags is that they have some trendy mini bags perfect if you're minimising what you take out with you. For example, bestselling The Mini (a clutch), the mini fanny pack and the apple mini crossbody, made with apple leather.

They also have vegan tech solutions, like airpod holders, an iPad sleeve or laptop cases.

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More vegan bag brands:

Alexandra K

Moenn

Sans Beast

Wilby Clutch

Jord

Urban Originals

Kinds of Grace

Denise Roobol

Studio Cork

Eve Cork

 

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If you're searching specifically for crossbody bags, see my vegan crossbody bag guide here.

And if you want a tote bag, check out my guide to vegan tote bags here.

If you prefer a backpack, find my guide to vegan backpacks here.

For designer style, see my guide to vegan designer bags here.

Looking for more vegan fashion & beauty inspiration? Check out my guides here.

Find my guide to vegan shoes here, vegan boots here and vegan sneakers here.

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