Vegan leather bags are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the hard work of designer and indie brands that are ditching traditional leather and suede for materials that don’t require the use of any animal skins. Whether you’re on the hunt for a great faux leather crossbody bag, shoulder bag, or a backpack that can fit your laptop, there are plenty out there to choose from.
As far as construction goes, vegan leather can be crafted out of a variety of different materials, including some that are sustainable (like pineapple leaves and fruit waste) and some that aren’t (like the synthetic polymer, polyurethane). But the one thing they all have in common is that no animals were harmed to make them, and that’s something you can definitely feel great about.
Below are 10 stylish faux leather bags that will take your closet from animal product-central to vegan paradise, including a handful of options that are under $100. Each are just as cute as “the real thing” and only a fraction of the price. Our list includes a buttery-soft tote that can double as a gym bag, a chic croc-embossed top handle crossbody that will easily become your new everyday bag, and a tasseled clutch that’s perfect for date night.
Matt & Nat makes vegan leather bags in a ton of different styles, including backpacks, diaper bags, luggage–even dog bags. This backpack has plenty of room to fit all your essentials, including your laptop.
Melie Bianco’s vegan leather bags are on-trend and fashionable. The Adele bag pictured here can be worn as a crossbody or a wristlet, and it’s available in red, black, brown, light pink, and mint.
The croc-embossed finish, top handle, and structured silhouette of this Sole Society bag all make it look much more expensive than it is. You can pair it with just about anything in your closet, and you’ll never run the risk of it going out of style.
Canvas totes are great, but sometimes you need something a little more stylish. This faux leather tote is just the right combination of practical and cute. And since it’s reversible–the interior is a fun leopard print–you’re basically getting two bags in one.
How cute is this red vegan leather bag? A chic (and hands-free) alternative to a clutch, this camera style has plenty of room for whatever you might need to bring along to a formal event. Phone? Wallet? Keys? Check, check, and check.
All of the handbags from the accessories brand Angela Roi are made from premium, non-animal materials, and they’re all produced in clean factories that offer fair wages to artisans and workers.
This simple crossbody is the perfect size for everyday: not too big, and not too small. (Yes, it’s the Goldilocks of purses.) Plus, you can totally humble brag about that fact that it’s completely cruelty free.
Trust us: The baguette is back in business. This vegan leather rendition from JW PEI also includes a lining made from 100 percent recycled plastic.
Another from our fave, Matt & Nat, this circle crossbody bag is incredibly elegant and unique–if you’re looking for an everyday bag that doesn’t look like everything else, this is the purse for you.
Anyone who’s big on accessories knows that having a good clutch is essential. But there’s no need to stick to black–instead, get a little playful with this red tassel vegan leather clutch. It’ll go with everything from jeans and a tank to your fave LBD.
Crocodile is having a major moment, and this croc-embossed vegan leather tote is a great way to get the look without harming any actual crocs. (And it’s also just a small fraction of the price.)
Wear it as a crossbody to run errands hands-free, or sling it on your arm before a night out.