The Best Vegan Handbags… According to Us


A regular challenge for many fashion-conscious vegans can be the search for the perfect bag…the perfect shoes…etc. We live in a world where, sadly, leather is still the go-to material for products like these, but luckily, FINALLY things are starting to change. It’s not that hard to find the best vegan handbags these days…you just have to know where to look. And that’s where we thought we could help make your search a little easier.

What are vegan handbags made of?

Interestingly, it depends on the brand that makes them. Many companies use faux leather which is usually made from polyurethane; a plastic that can be transformed into different textures. Other companies opt for waxed cotton, recycled rubber and even cork. Other eco-friendly vegan leathers can be made from fruit scraps such as pineapple fiber or other fruit skins. It can also be made from tree bark, recycled plastic, or pineapple leaves called Piñatex. Quite varied and will always smell much nicer than animal skin leather.

So let’s go ahead and take a look at the best vegan handbags… according to us.

The best vegan handbags

Alex, Loom, Matt and Nat Backpack, £105

As usual, I’ll start with one of my favorite brands. A brand from which I *perhaps* bought a lot of bags since I have my own personal collection.

I love this bag for its practicality, comfort and style. The color (Harvest) is gorgeous and really stands out for the summer. It’s just wonderful.

The lining of the Matt and Nat range of bags is made from recycled water bottles which you could never tell because of the softness; in fact, it’s only the subtle message printed inside that gives it away.

Stella McCartney, Freyme Medium Flap Shoulder Bag, £895

Stella McCartney bag

Now what do they say about bags like this? Oh yeah… they’re not expensive, it’s an investment. And I absolutely agree. We really like the Freyme in white, especially for the summer months. The signature silver and gold diamond cut chain is a lovely accent, along with the circular Stella McCartney tag. Again, classic and beautiful.

Wilby, Light Snake V clutch, £80

Wilby clutch

This large vegan pouch is made from cork in the style of croc skin. It can hold more than you imagine and would be the perfect accessory for a night out or even a wedding. Again we chose it because the color is ideal for the summer season and would suit a range of different outfits. We love the gold details.

Sinbono, black Fiona shoulder bag, £154

Fiona handbag

Oh my God, what can we say about this bag? This might be THE best vegan handbag on the list. Classic style, with the front buckle and a single shoulder strap. It is perfect for everyday wear and is sure to acquire many admiring comments.

Kaia Mar, vegan cactus leather handbag, £320

In the same classic way as the Sinbono above, but we had to include it because it’s a really beautiful bag. Plus, it’s made of cactus leather, which is pretty cool, right?

Such a simple design with square cut edges and small elegant details. We like that the handle is slightly thicker and gives the whole thing a bolder feel. Wonderful!

Nanushka, the Origami Tote, £895

Definitely a bag that stands out! The main trick of the Origami Tote is that it can fold completely flat. Cool, right? We love this bag because of the style and the amount of storage it offers. The unique stitching really adds a finishing detail to the patchwork effect.

Mashu, wooden handle tote bag, £460

Mashu Bag

We really couldn’t include this bag, it’s so unique and so beautiful. This bag is handmade in Greece from cactus leather with an interior hemp pocket. Bringing us some of the best vegan handbags, the Mashu range has a strong focus on sustainability; ensuring that the materials used in production are not going to harm the planet. Definitely the brand to go to if you like something a little different.

If this has inspired you to do some more shopping, you might want to learn more about some of the best designer vegan shoe brands on the market. Enjoy!

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