A great quality, luxe bag need no longer be manufactured from animal leather.
These days there are a numerous talented designers and brands creating animal friendly and eco-conscious bags from leather alternatives, from plant-based leathers derived from apples and cactus to biodegradable, recycled, and regenerated synthetic materials.
From shoulder bags, totes, and clutches, these are 6 cool, well-crafted and covetable vegan bags you'll love.
Punkishly-cool and one-of-a-kind the Frida Rome Weekend Bag is made from soft-to-the-touch cactus leather and luxury eco-suede. The bold studded rock'n'roll exterior conceals a sensual playfulness inside.
Woman-owned brand Senreve takes a luxury craftsmanship approach to their bags which are handcrafted in Italy. This made-for-work bag converts from backpack to satchel, and the vegan leather Saffiano print option is scratch, stain and water resistant, and comes in 6 different colours.
Issey Miyake's Geometric tote bag recalls the brand's iconic pleated fabric. Celebrating over 20 years since its creation, this origami arm candy is available in a variety of colours and sizes and transforms into a myriad of shapes.
Another origami-inspired bag, this Nanushka tote folds completely flat, offers room for a host of essentials along with comfortable, easy-to-carry shoulder straps. It is crafted from vegan Nappa leather for longevity.
THEMOIRè Bios Clutch
Milanese brand THEMOIRè make their eco conscious bags using eco vegan leathers from the nopal cactus plant or from apple industry waste, natural materials like cork or raffia, recycled materials like eco fur or recycled cotton, and also a vegan leather in PU. This Nappa eco leather clutch bag comes with a handy detachable adjustable strap and comes in a variety of colours.
Sans Beast Market Tote
The Sans Beast Market Tote is a structured and elegant tote bag, designed to carry small tech - kindle, iPad - without being bulky. It's made of vegan Eco PU in a faux croc embossed finish with custom hardware in shiny gold. Minimalist and elegant!