If you grew up watching TLC, reading Vogue magazine, or wandering the aisles of Neiman Marcus, you know that handbags and purses are usually only considered luxurious if they’re made from premium leather. Trying to find non-leather, luxurious, vegan bags can feel frustrating when you’re surrounding by products you like made with materials you don’t. These five brands offer stunning alternatives to traditional leather bags, with prices you’ll love and the quality, non-leather materials you’ve been looking for.
Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matt & Nat provides some of the most beautiful and luxurious handbags, wallets, backpacks, and shoes available for fashion-forward vegans. They are a vegan brand that practices sustainable business, with all of their lining made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles. While they are a bit pricy, they’re definitely worth it!
Angela Roi sells luxury vegan handbags that are designed and attentively crafted by artisans using Excellent Polyurethane Leather, durable thread, and quality fabric. They process their material several times to ensure softness and smooth texture. Their gold plated hardware, high quality zipper closers, and magnetic snap-button closures add the perfect touches. They strive for a great work environment and fair wages, and their products are absolutely gorgeous.
GUNAS is a high fashion vegan brand that promotes looking and feeling “good without harming other living beings.” With styles ranging from totes, satchels, cross-body bags, wallets, and backpacks, GUNAS has a bag to suit every mood, style, and lifestyle. They value people and the planet over profit – but that hasn’t stopped them from creating beautiful bags.
Founded in 2005 by two conscious entrepreneurs who wanted to revolution the industry with chic animal-friendly handbags, Urban Expressions designs luxury vegan accessories that make a distinct fashion-forward statement. At Urban Expressions, all of their products are certified by Vegan.org and PETA, so that you can feel comfortable with their products and stay focused on the look and feel of their collections.
At Melie Bianco, they believe in quality, craftsmanship, and affordable luxury. Sculpted with love in a cruelty-free, animal-friendly environment, their premium vegan leather handbags are made using fair trade principles. Featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, Instyle, Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Self, People Style Watch, and Vogue, Melie Bianco offers amazingly affordable and fashionable bags for any lifestyle or look.