The Best Vegan Handbag Brands EVER

This is probably the best list of the best vegan handbag brands ever found on the internet!

By Chere Di Boscio

Over the years, Eluxe has been immersed in the world of vegan fashion. We’ve been a media partner for Vegan Fashion Week LA and for the Vegan Bridal Fair. We’ve analysed and criticised vegan leathers; discovered new ways of creating them, and I personally even helped design a pair of leather boots for NAE Vegan (called the ‘Chere’ boot, of course!)

But we’ve never compiled a list of the best vegan handbag brands ever before.

The ultimate list of vegan bag brands

Oh sure, we’ve curated lists of what we think are the best vegan handbag brands for winter, for summer, for the beach, for work, etc. But never before has the magazine just listed ALL the vegan bag brands that we’ve come across, and that’s a pity – because you, dear reader, deserve to know about each and every one of them!

It’s actually quite remarkable how this ethical fashion niche is growing. Over the past decade or so, makers of vegan handbags have become innovators of new, exciting materials made from everything from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets to fruit skins and tree bark to create vegan bags that are sturdy, sustainable, and above all, stylish.

Not too long ago, vegan bags were seen as a bit ‘crunchy’ or worse yet – tacky and polluting. Today, they’re just as chic as anything produced by your typical ‘prestige’ brands. And what’s more, they act a bit as a badge of honour: you can literally wear your ethics on your sleeve!

Here’s the entire list of the best vegan handbag brands we know of, so far. And if you’re wondering about how we determined price, it’s:

LOW: $150 and under MEDIUM: $150-$300 HIGH: $300+

The Best Vegan Handbag Brands EVER

Best Vegan Handbag Brands

1. JW Pei

This relatively new player in the vegan handbag market is already one of the most loved brands, and that’s mainly down to their chic designs in fashion forward colours, and superb craftsmanship.

Best for: High fashion style with a vegan twist.

Products: Bags, shoes, jewellery

Materials: PU leather, recycled plastic bottles

Price range: Low

jw pei bags

2. Rothy’s

Best known for their stylish vegan shoes, Rothy’s now also produces ethically made vegan bags from the same material: recycled plastic bottles. Most styles are fully reversible, meaning they’re 2 bags in 1! They are also 3D knitted, meaning they’re created from a zero-waste process. If you want to know where to shop vegan purses, this is a fun place. There are loads of colours and styles!

Best for: Everyday, almost indestructible vegan handbags.

Products: Totes, wallets, cosmetics bags, shoes

Materials: Recycled ocean plastic

Price range: Low to Medium

best vegan handbag brands

3. Ava Carrington

Classic sophistication meets innovation and fashion forward thinking with this gorgeous vegan handbag brand. With strict attention to detail and a love for quality materials, each Carrington bag is crafted by skilled artisans using premium vegan leathers. The inside lining is made from recycled PET bottles and, the bags are accented with an elegant 24k gold plated hardware.

Styles are reminiscent of the classic Birkin bag, but with a price tag that’s much more suitable to most people’s budget.

Best for: A seriously posh looking vegan bag

Products: Totes, purses, satchels and shoulder bags

Materials: PU, recycled plastic bottles

Price range: High

best vegan handbag brands

4. Lérisa 

Handmade in France, this luxury vegan brand is bringing effortless style to the world using Vegea®, a vegan leather alternative made from grape skin.

The perfect blend of suppleness while being durable and high quality, Lérisa vegan handbags are made with humans, animals and the environment in mind. Designed with pure, simple lines, these handbags are elegant, offering a touch of French chic quite literally at your fingertips.

Best for: French-made bags that add a touch of elegance to all outfits

Products: Envelope bags, clutches, wallets, handbags, pochettes

Materials: Grape skin leather, recycled materials

Price range: Low to Medium

5. Matt and Nat

This is one of the the best vegan handbag brands based in Canada, and is well known for being a pioneer in the vegan fashion space. Their designs are clean, simple, and are aimed at urban professionals of all types. We particularly love their eco-friendly cork models.

Best for: Simple, minimalistic everyday bags for men and women.

Products: Bags of all kinds, wallets, laptop covers, briefcases, shoes, even coats!

Materials: PU leather, recycled materials, cork

Price range: Low

matt and nat bags

6. LaBante London

Made by working women for working women, LaBante London is one of the best vegan handbag brands around. This label has your needs in mind. Their spacious, stylish handbags bear substantial, durable hardware and attention to detail in every single tiny stitch.

Best for: Roomy, comfy bags that will be wardrobe staples for decades.

Products: Everything from backpacks and totes to wallets, purses, shoes and jewellery

Materials: Recycled materials

Price range: Low to Medium

LaBante London bag

7. Jill Milan

A red carpet favourite with many consciously-minded celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jill Milan is a luxury vegan handbag label whose creations are made by some of the same hands that produce the world’s most prestigious bag brands.

Best for: Super-sleek clutches that are red-carpet perfect.

Products: Clutches, wallets, laptop covers, bags

Materials: PU leather

Price range: Medium to High

Best Vegan Handbag Brands

8. Stella McCartney

It would be impossible to compile a list of the best vegan handbag brands without mentioning the woman who kicked off the trend! Stella McCartney’s Falabella bag was definitely the first vegan ‘prestige’ handbag ever created, and today the designer has incorporated more eco-friendly materials into her creations, like ECONYL (made from recycled fishing nets), and recycled plastics.

Best for: Telling the world ‘you have arrived’!

Products: Bags of all kinds, wallets, card holders, shoes

Materials: PU leather, cork, recycled materials

Price range: High

Image: DesignerShare.com

Best Vegan Handbag Brands

9. Lo and Sons

The Recycled Poly Collection by this new brand features a technical fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, which is as durable and functional as traditional polyester, but has a lower environmental impact.

Not keen on plastic of any kind? Try their Organic Canvas Collection, which is made from limited-supply cotton, grown without pesticides or chemicals. The resulting textile is better for the planet and for you (it’s all-natural and less likely to irritate your skin).

Best for: Feeling damn righteous about the eco-friendliness of your vegan bag.
Products: Handbags, totes, luggage, backpacks, wallets, belts
Materials: Recycled nylon, recycled polyester, organic cotton canvas
Price range: Medium to High
(Image credit: eatlivetraveldrink.com)
lo and sons bags

10. Tote & Carry

Whether you’re looking for a set of luggage, handbag, or a gift for the guy in your life, Tote & Carry will have it. This Black-owned brand makes all of their bags from interestingly textured vegan leathers and other materials, such as velvet.

Best for: Bags with a pop of serious colour. For him and her.

Products: Vegan tote bags, gym bags, handbags and wallets for him and her

Materials: PU leather

Price range: Low to Medium

tote and carry bag

11. Ono Creations

We just had to put a cork brand in our ultimate list of vegan handbags, right? Natural cork is the basis for these fabulously eco friendly vegan bags and backpacks by Ono Creations. No matter if you’re doing a bit of yoga in Bali or riding your bike across town, their lightweight, sustainable accessories will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe.

Best for: Light but strong Boho-chic bags.

Products: Wallets, laptop covers, handbags, gym bags, yoga mat carriers

Materials: Cork mainly

Price range:Medium

best vegan handbag brands

12. Miele Bianco

Looking for vegan fashion on a budget? Miele Bianco creates elegantly crafted, cruelty-free bags from materials including PU leather for fancier occasions, and cotton macrame for more casual days.

Best for: This is one of the best vegan handbag brands for having great prices! It’s pretty hard to find a bag that’s more than $150 from this label.

Products: Vegan bags in loads of styles!

Materials: Mainly PU leather

Price range: Low to Medium

best vegan handbag brands

13. Doshi Collections

This unisex brand was created with the professional in mind. Durable, classically styled and roomy, they’re designed specifically as laptop, overnight and tote bags, and come in classic colours to match your office wardrobe.

Best for: Looking super chic at the office. Also one of the best vegan handbag brands for both men and women.

Products: Wallets, belts, bags and backpacks for him and her

Materials: Kraft paper, mushroom leather, pineapple leather, PU leather

Price range: Medium

doshi bags

14. The Morph Bag

This is one of the best vegan handbag brands for innovation! The Morph Bag offers reversible bags that allow you to turn them inside out, so that the colour of your accessory always perfectly matches your outfit. For example, one side is in Forest Green with piping in Metallic Mushroom, or you can flip the bag to have the reverse colour features.

We also love that this brand is fully transparent. Just visit their site to know more about their ecological impact, and ethical production processes.

Best for: Women who love colour-matching their wardrobes.

Products: Totes, clutches, shoulder bags and more

Materials:PU leather

Price range: Medium

the morph bag

15. Angela Roi

Prada? Gucci? Fendi? No thanks. Vegan fashionistas prefer Angela Roi’s stunningly elegant bags. Beautifully structured in muted hues, these are the kind of ethical accessories that mirror the work of the world’s most prestigious brands – but without the cruelty. No wonder we think this is one of the best vegan handbag brands, ever!

Best for: Elegant high fashion bags in neutral tones that match everything in your wardrobe.

Products: Vegan bags of all kinds

Materials: PU leather

Price range: Medium

angela roi bags

16. Ferron

There’s a tiny gold elephant embossed on each of these bags, and it’s there for a reason: to indicate that a percentage of every sale has gone to help preserve elephants around the world.

So far, Ferron only creates one style – the cross-body bag below – but with its three roomy zipped compartments and two adjustable handles (handheld purse or cross-body), it’s really all you need.

Best for: Animal lovers, of course! Especially fans of the pachyderm.

Products: One bag, one style, in 3 hues

Materials: Bio based PU leather

Price range: Medium

best vegan handbag brands

17. Bobobark

Founded by a father and daughter team, this Paris-based brand just screams ‘style’. The light, washable cork bag acts as a backpack, purse or shoulder bag, depending on which handles you attach. Though it may look slim, its ingenious, sustainable design actually allows you to comfortably pack in everything seen in the picture below – and more!

No wonder the brand gained almost $1m on their Kickstarter (where you can buy the bag at a discount).

They’ve also just launched a mini-version of the bag, called the Bebebark, which is pretty much half the length of the Bobobark. And we’re obsessed!

Best for: For sure one of the best vegan handbag brands for their excellent, well-conceived design.

Products: Backpacks, totes, wallets

Materials: Mainly just cork and recycled polyester

Price range: Medium

best vegan handbag brands

18. Alexandra K

This designer is another pioneer in the vegan bag space, and her experience shows in the refined style of her chic accessories. Solid hardware, tight stitching and sophisticated design define this brand, which is another celebrity favourite.

Best for: Definitely one of the best vegan handbag brands for finding grown-up statement bags.

Products: Bags of all kinds, wallets, laptop covers, shoes

Materials: Bio based PU leather

Price range: Medium

Alexandra K bags

19. Luxtra

Luxtra bags are a bit ‘extra’! They’re made from fruit ‘leathers’ such as Piñatex, and come in chic, simple, monochrome colours like black, nutmeg and silver, that match any outfit. This London-based brand is dedicated to making beautiful fashion accessories with positive social and environmental impacts.

Best for: Simple luxury, awesome metallic ‘leathers’

Products: Vegan bags of all kinds, wallets, card holders, toiletry bags

Materials: Piñatex, apple skin leather, cactus leather, corn leather

Price range: Medium to High

best vegan handbag brands

20. Svala

Svala understands what women need in the bags they carry every day. For example? They should be versatile enough to match loads of your clothes, lightweight, durable and timeless. Their gorgeous cruelty free bags are made from cork, Pinatex and other eco-friendly materials, and are designed to last for decades, no matter how your style changes.

Best for: We’d say this is one of the best vegan handbag brands for laid back, California-girl style

Products: Backpacks, wallets, purses, handbags

Materials: Recycled PET, cork, pineapple leather

Price range: Medium

Svala vegan bags

 

21. So Long Marianne

Named after a Leonard Cohen song, So Long Marianne makes their bags from a uniquely eco-friendly leather that was patented just for them, and which has been certified by PETA. It took the brand years to source this material, which they use to make their sweetly chic shoulder bags.

Best for: Rounded, feminine bags with a touch of 60’s vintage.

Products: Shoulder bags

Materials: Eco friendly PU leather, cotton

Price range: High

The Best Vegan Handbag Brands EVER

22. Frida Rome

Frida Rome is one of the best vegan handbag brands, and it’s new, too! They create their accessories from a great plant-based innovation: cactus leather. We love how their chic designs somehow remind us of the now-iconic Valentino Rockstud bag. But without the cruelty, of course!

Best for: This is one of the best vegan bag brands for those who love a touch of punky chic.

Products: Handbags, totes

Materials: Cactus leather

Price range: Medium

Frida Rome bag

23. Miomojo

This Italian-made brand uses innovative fabrics such as apple leather and cactus leather to make its slick designs. We especially love how some of their styles, such as the Giorgia Bag, below, are 2-in-1. Just change the straps, and this bucket bag becomes a backpack!

Best for: Handcrafted Italian artistry

Products: Super chic, Italian made bags in a selection of styles

Materials: Cactus leather, apple leather, recycled materials and PU

Price range: Medium

Miomojo bag

24. Finch & Walker

We just discovered this brand, which was founded by two besties, and we love it! Sturdy, luxurious hardware and stunning blue velvet interiors are the trademark of this elegant vegan bag brand. Choose from basic colours that match everything: gunmetal grey, black, white, or black and silver cork.

Best for: This is one of the best vegan handbag brands for ladylike chic!

Products: Vegan handbags and wallets

Materials: PU leather

Price range: Medium

Image: Finch & Walker Facebook

finch and walker bag

25. Nuuwai

This German based brand is a pioneer: they’re using one of the hottest textiles around to create their beautifully designed bags – apple peels! The result is a strong fabric that can withstand everyday use, but which also bears the patina of regular leather.

Best for: Use of innovative vegan materials to create vegan handbags with a European flavour.

Products: Vegan handbags of all styles, toiletry bags

Materials: Apple leather, cactus leather and other eco leathers; recycled materials

Price range: Medium

Image below: that’s our writer Noa! Pic from Style with a Smile

nuuwai vegan bags

We think this is ultimate list of the best vegan handbag brands. But did we leave anyone out? Let us know in the comments, below!

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