On the lookout for your next vegan purse?
You’re in the right place.
They’re rare, but there are some amazing vegan purse brands out there. We think the ones included in this article are some of the very best.
We’ve curated a selection of vegan handbags that range from affordable to high-end. Whether you’re looking for handmade baskets made or high-fashion brands like Stella McCartney, there’s bound to be a brand that’ll take your fancy here.
We hope you like the brands we’ve included, and do feel free to leave us a comment at the bottom of this page if you have any other brand recommendations!
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LaBante has already saved over 10 million bottles from entering landfills.
They’re on a mission to prove that you can make beautiful and cruelty-free vegan purses, handbags, and more. They’re a Peta Approved brand, meaning that they never use any animal-based ingredients in their products (including in glues).
Instead, LaBante uses materials such as recycled plastic bottles, vegan leather like Luxe Polyeuthrane, microfibre, and recycled vegetable fibers.
Stella McCartney is one of the OG vegan purse brands.
The high-fashion brand is completely vegan, making them a great option for anyone looking for cruelty-free fashion.
As you might imagine, their range of handbags is highly fashionable and always look great, and made to last.
The only downside here is the price tag, which is pricey (to put it lightly). Regardless, we love the commitment to vegan fashion that Stella McCartney has.
Corkor makes purses and accessories in natural, sustainable ways. They’re a great alternative to leather and you’ll love the quality.
Corkor vegan purses and accessories are all made using non-toxic inks and dyes, and they have water reutilization systems to minimize water waste. Corkor’s purses are all hand made by local artisans in Portugal, and you can be sure that they’re finished to the highest quality.
Muzungu Sisters make unique, vibrant, and beautiful bags.
The bags are all handmade in a sustainable and natural way, and they aim to reduce the impact the production has on the environment as much as possible.
The bags are handwoven in fully-certified ethical facilities, and they work, with local artisans who work from home to sustain their families and life. All of the bags are hand-embroidered too, as they aim to uphold the traditional means of production.
For example, the basket in the picture above (Sicilian Basket I Black) is handmade in Sicily, and then embroidered on the east coast of Italy by one of the last remaining producers that know the traditional methods. It takes three days to make a single basket, but as you can see, the attention to detail and authenticity is second to none.
5. Hetty + Sam
Hetty + Sam are a vegan leather handbag brand creating bags, phone cases, tote bags, and any other kind of bag you might need.
Their designs are unique and quirky, thanks to their partnership with artists and designers (who then get a cut from each sale).
Overall, Hetty and Sam is an ideal brand if you’re looking for an affordable, completely vegan handbag or purse.
6. Cult Gaia
Cult Gaia has rapidly grown in popularity, with celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce having been seen with their bags.
Since 2012 the brand has been creating sustainable items, including bamboo and straw bags guaranteed to make you look twice.
Cult Gaia is on the higher end of the price range, but their bags are exquisitely designed and will last for years.
7. Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat are a vegan brand from Montreal that we love here at Ecothes. We’ve talked about them multiple times, including in our post on the best vegan shoe brands.
Their bags live up to the standard they set for themselves.
If you’re wondering what their vegan bags are made of, well, it could be a range of things.
Matt & Nat use a variety of fabrics such as recycled nylons, rubber and cork, and recycled plastic bottles.
If you’re looking for the ideal summer bag, Kayu could be for you. Their bags are made from natural straw that comes from sustainable sources, including seagrass.
Unlike mass-produced ‘straw’ bags (which are often made of plastic), Kayu’s bags will eventually biodegrade and go back into the natural ecosystem.
They also use wood and shell in their bags.
For the wood, they only use wood that’s left as a by-product of the furniture industry, helping eliminate waste and give those materials a new life.
Many of their bags are finished with shell, and the pearls and shells they use are often by-products of the food industry, again, eliminating unnecessary waste.
The bags are slow-made, often taking days for each bag to be handcrafted. Artisans in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia create Kayu bags using traditional methods and are all paid a living wage.
9. Wilby Clutch
Wilby Clutch is a UK-based sustainable brand that has been vegan since Day 1, back in 2013 when Wilby was founded.
All of their bags are approved by PETA, and they use materials such as organic cotton, recycled textiles, and cork instead of animal leather.
They make a range of relatively affordable vegan purses, clutches, and handbags, and they ship worldwide. Definitely worth checking out!
Recap: Best Vegan Purse and Handbag brands
We hope so! The brands included in this list are all highly recommended, and you won’t go wrong with any of them.
If you have a suggestion for another vegan purse brand we could include in this list, let us know in the comments section below!