When I went vegan five years ago, there were very few animal friendly purse brands to choose from. Over the years, it has been amazing to see vegan accessories enter the mainstream fashion world! Still, when it comes to leather-free bags it seems that most brands are either very high-end and overly expensive, or very low-end, à la Forever 21. It took me years to find high-quality vegan bags that don’t break the bank, and I am incredibly excited to finally share my go-to vegan-friendly purses with you. I am frequently stopped on the street and asked about my bags and people are consistently shocked to hear that they aren’t real leather. I’m here to tell you that you most certainly do not need to sacrifice fashion to live cruelty-free! Read on to see six amazing bags that are animal-free, affordable, and chic.
Best Vegan Backpack
Best Vegan Satchel
Korvara Saffiano Satchel
I absolutely love this purse. It is as beautiful and elegant as luxury vegan brands, but has a much lower price tag. I initially purchased this as a gift for my friend but bought another for myself because once I saw it I fell in love! I receive compliments on this beautifully constructed bag every single time I wear it. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, I appreciate the versatility of this satchel with its multiple carrying options and adjustable and removable shoulder straps. Due to its superior quality, the $44.94 price tag is an absolute steal.
Best Vegan Duffle Bag
Vintage Canvas Duffle Bag
I appreciate the vintage design of this spacious duffle bag and it is my go-to bag for weekend trips. While the retro style of this bag is adorable, what I love most about it is its convenient design. With its ideal size, easy-access inner and outer pockets and padded shoulder strap for maximum comfort, this duffle bag is perfect for taking to the airport as a carry on. While the bag itself is light and comfortable to carry, it is notably sturdy and well constructed.
Best Vegan Large Everyday Bag
Mossimo Supply Co. Snap-close Tote
This large tote is perfect for those who need extra room for daily essentials and beyond. Ideal for storing your laptop and books for school, this bag ensures that you have all the space you need with multiple compartments that allow for optimal organization. With multiple handles, you can wear this versatile bag as a crossbody or carry it as a tote. It is available in a few neutral colors, and I can personally vouch for the stunning Terra Cotta, which is impossible to discern from real leather. As always, Mossimo offers incredible quality for the price (only $29.99)!
Best Eco-Friendly Vegan Bag
This unique and stylish bag is made entirely out of cork and cotton. This is the first cork bag I ever purchased and I am amazed at how similar it feels to real leather (be warned that it doesn’t exactly look like leather, though). It can be worn as either a crossbody or a clutch and has just enough space for my large wallet, makeup bag, and phone. I love the adorable design of this bag, but the durability is what impresses me most. It is very reminiscent of a high quality leather bag and seems like it will only get better with age. At $94.50, this bag is the priciest on our list, but for a handmade and 100% eco-friendly purse, it’s well worth it!
Best Mini Vegan Crossbody
I am continually impressed by how much this tiny bag can hold. The numerous small compartments allow me to store all my necessities. Because it is so lightweight, it is incredibly confortable to wear for hours at a time, unlike larger crossbodies that tend to weigh me down and feel uncomfortable after a while. The premium vegan leather is of the highest quality. Despite costing only $59.95, it looks and feels exactly like leather and will undoubtedly last for years to come!