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5 Brands Carrying Vegan Handbags

5 Brands Carrying Vegan Handbags

In my previous post, I explained the importance of cruelty-free clothing. Many animals are injured and tortured, while humans work in toxic and deadly work environments.

To bring you more cruelty-free shopping options, I’ve listed 5 brands with GORGEOUS vegan handbags. I put the brands in order from cheapest to most expensive.

The scientific terms for all vegan leathers (no matter the material source) are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride).

& to remember: Look for PU because it is less harmful for the environment than PVC.

1. Lulus $ - $$

Lulus has a great selection of vegan clothing, shoes, & accessories. I’ve shopped at Lulus countless times. They sell such cute pieces that LAST. I’ve always been impressed by the quality.

EP’s Picks:

Sidewalk Stunner Backpack

via   Lulus

via Lulus

This backpack comes in 7 gorgeous colors.

Sincerely Stylish Purse

This purse comes in 5 shades.

Round of Applause Circle Purse

This purse comes in 3 velvety colors.

2. Melie Bianco $$

  • Sweatshop free

  • PETA approved vegan

  • When you subscribe to their email list, you get 50% off your first order!

  • Uses QuadPay’s payment platform (like Afterpay) so you have the option to purchase a bag with 4 separate payments

I gave away a few bags from Melie Bianco on the blog. The bags are gorgeous and well made!

EP’s Picks:

Zoe Saddle Tote

I love that this bag has 3 different compartments.

Stella Black Faux Croc Crossbody

This bag comes in tan, wine, & black.

Nova Taupe Shoulder Bag

This bag also comes in tan, wine, & black.

3. Matt & Nat $$

  • MATT & NAT stands for MAT(T)ERIAL + NATURE

  • PETA approved vegan

  • The linings inside all MATT & NAT bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.

  • In addition to being vegan, sustainable materials are constantly sourced in design  such as cork and rubber.

  • Learn more about their materials here

  • Factories operates by the SA8000 standard, which ensures quality work conditions for all

EP’s Picks:


Shown in mystic, thyme, mahogany & black


This backpack comes in 6 smooth colors.


4. VEGGANI $$$

  • PETA approved vegan

  • The lining in the majority of our bags is made with a material called REPREVE or RECYCTEX.  This fabric is made using 100% recycled plastic from things like plastic bottles and fish nets.

  • Makes multiple vegan leathers including one made from apple peels! (industrial apple peel waste sourced from a juicing company based in the Italian Alps)

  • Learn more about their materials here

  • 10% of the profits from handbags that include Laos Bombshell Hardware is donated to a local school in Laos

  • 10% of the profits from their faux fur collection goes to bestfriends.org (a no-kill santuary for companion animals)

EP’s Picks:

Gen In Crimson

I love the attention to detail in the design of their bags. So unique and simple, but VEGGANI stands out. 😍

TONI in Apple Peel

5. JW PEI $$$

Luxury vegan leather + recycled bottles

Over 50% of their  material is made from recycled plastic - aiming for 100% in 5 years!

Learn about their fair trade practices here

Learn more about their materials here

EP’s Picks:

The Fiona Bag - Black Croc

Shop all JW PEI bags here.

Do you know from what your accessories are made? Which bag is your favorite?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of cruelty-free fashion 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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