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29 Oct
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16 Vegan Handbags for the Cruelty Free Fashionista

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Vegan fashion is evolving at a rapid rate, and is expected to reach the value of USD 1,095.6 billion by 2027. As one of the fastest growing fashion movements this decade, it’s not surprising that animal-free versions of all the classics are hitting the shelves every day. This is great news for our animal friends, as vegan fashion and accessories are made without leather and other animal skins and furs. And while most clothing is easy to veganise, vegan handbags often come under scrutiny for being made of unsustainable materials like plastic-based PVC.

But thanks to innovative more sustainable leather alternatives from fruit leather to recycled rubber to cork, more and more ethical brands are creating gorgeous cruelty-free handbags that see you caring for animals and the planet all while complementing your outfit. Read on to discover our top 16 favourite vegan handbags.


Rated: Great
person holding red woven handbag by Thela

Vantra Handbag – Ships internationally from Greece and India

Greek brand Théla creates handcrafted fashion and lifestyle accessories with plastic waste. Made using 40 discarded plastic bags, the Vantra is a versatile, everyday bag with plenty of space for all your wears. Woven with organic cotton and upcycled materials, it is completely vegan and comes with a removable shoulder strap and inner pockets. Add this unique, colourful staple to your collection!

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Rated: Good
vegan cork handbag by svala

Simma Tote Bag – Ships internationally from the US

Svala creates luxury designer vegan handbags, purses, bags, and totes. Each bag is handcrafted sustainably and ethically in LA with high-quality, premium vegan leather PU, cork, and Piñatex. This classic tote in natural cork can take you from work to the weekend, with enough room for a 13” laptop!

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Stella McCartney

Rated: Good
vegan tote bag by stella mccartnet

Logo Cotton Canvas Tote Bag – Ships internationally from Italy

A member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Stella McCartney has set some excellent environmental standards across the luxury fashion industry. Stella uses some lower-impact materials, including recycled polyester and organic cotton, and has a strategy in place to reduce waste across its entire supply chain. It has also adopted the ETI Code of Conduct that includes a living wage definition! We love this quirky combo of a vegan handbag and tote.

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1 People

Rated: Good
front view and top view close up of handbag handles and closures by 1 People

White Pinatex Handbag – Ships internationally from Denmark

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Rated: Good
vegan leather bah by sustainable brand gunas

Jane Vegan Leather Satchel – Ships internationally from the US

GUNAS is an American designer of 100% vegan and animal-friendly handbags. The brand’s main material is a perfect alternative to both animal leather and plastic, called Mulbtex. It’s made of a cotton base coated with mulberry leaf pulp, which has its own silky shine, and makes it as water-proof, weather-proof, and strong as silk. Feel like a cruelty-free boss with the Jane Vegan Leather Satchel, available in a range of bold hues.

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Shop Gunas @ Immaculate Vegan.

Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Good
vegan bag by elvis and kresse

Large Post Bag – Ships internationally from the UK

Elvis & Kresse upcycles reclaimed materials into sustainable luxury lifestyle accessories, all ethically handmade with 50% of profits going back to charities. We can’t get enough of this bold yellow post bag made with decommissioned fire hose!

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Sans Beast

Rated: Good
image of Reader Satchel and image of person wearing satchel by Sans Beast

Noir + Gold Reader Satchel – Ships internationally from Australia

Sans Beast is an Australian accessories brand creating luxury vegan bags and accessories cruelty-free. Using Vegan Eco PU with a faux croco embossed finish, the Reader Satchel is the perfect sized cross body bag. With plenty of pockets and luxe lining to boot, it comes in four colours, the perfect finish for a timeless look.

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Rated: Good
orange vegan handbag by mashu

Iris Peach – Ships internationally from the UK

Like a peach bellini, but better! Handcrafted in Greece and designed in London, the Iris Peach mini vegan handbag is a great day to night bag, perfectly sized for your cell, wallet, and a few beauty essentials. Mashu’s environmental rating is ‘Good,’ crafting its exteriors with vegan leather and recycled polyester, while its interiors feature vegan suede made from recycled polyester, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your morals for style again!

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Rated: Good
Studio product shots of a grey and black tote by GROUNDTRUTH made from recycled plastic bottles.

Shopping Tote 3.1 – Ships internationally from the UK

UK-based GROUNDTRUTH grew from 3 sisters’ shared belief in the power of collaboration, and their drive to protect people and nurture the planet. Together, they saw the opportunity to design problem-solving travel goods that drive positive change: reducing plastic pollution and improving people’s lives. This chic tote is made from 100% recycled materials and would match just about any ‘fit.

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Rated: Great

Blenheim Vegan Leather Tote – Ships internationally from the UK

Culthread is a UK-based clothing label that offers stylish, practical, and everlasting jackets and accessories from vegan and deadstock materials. Culthread's goal is to make quality coats and lifestyle products that you will want to wear and treasure forever.

Find most items in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Culthread @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
dark blue sustainable noah

Venezia Vegan Bag – Ships internationally from Germany

NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German’s brand high-quality and long-lasting shoes are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of lower-impact material. We love this small vegan shoulder bag, with simple design and pure elegance and handmade in Italy.

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Infantium Victoria

Rated: Great

Golden Beach Bag – Ships internationally from Germany

Infantium Victoria offers beautiful vegan luxury for all ages. This German brand scores highly across the board. Its products are certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and it sells previously owned products to minimise textile waste.

Find clothes for babies ages 6 months all the way to teens aged 16 years.

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Rated: Great
beige vegan bum bag by mila vert

Waist Bag – Ships internationally from Slovenia


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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. Waist bags are all the rage, and this recycled polyester one is so versatile it can be used as a belt and a clutch as well!

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Ucon Acrobatics

Rated: Good
light purple rainproof vegan bag by ucon acrobatics

Eliza Bag – Ships internationally from Germany

Ucon Acrobatics strongly believes in the idea of innovative, functional, and minimalistic products for creative consumers. It makes products with a high proportion of responsible materials including organic cotton, and uses renewable energy in its direct operations to reduce its climate impact, while also ensuring payment of a living wage at the final stage of production. The Eliza Bag is a versatile tote-cum-backpack made from recycled PET-bottles, and comes in a range of cool modern colours!

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Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good
brown vegan satchel by will's vegan store

Mini Satchel – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human friendly women’s and men’s footwear and accessories at affordable prices. This unisex mini satchel is made with plants using bio oil sourced from organic cereal crops grown in Northern Europe in a carbon neutral process, and it is giving us LIFE!

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Rated: Good
black vegan shopping bag by labante

Grant Black Vegan Shoulder Bag – Ships internationally from the UK

LaBante is a London based luxury designer that offers 100% vegan bags, handbags, and wallets that are sustainably and ethically produced. For a classic black vegan handbag, look no further than the cruelty-free, PVC-free, and sweatshop-free Grant!

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