Vegan Handbags: 12 That Get the Fashion Seal of Approval

The world of vegan handbags has undergone a huge transformation over the past few years, so don't expect all of our shoppable research below to be organic cotton totes. As we have discussed at Who What Wear UK before (particularly in this piece about the best ethical clothing brands), for fashion lovers who just so happen to also be conscious shoppers, it's not enough for brands to just be sustainable: Great design has to be at the top of the list too. So while veganism has been on the rise in terms of many people's food choices for a while now, it's no surprise that we've seen an increase in quality vegan handbag brands and styles running in tandem.

Stella McCartney leads the luxury pack (and is favoured by the French eco blogger Louise Decamps pictured above), but there are affordable options to discover as well, as sustainable choices need to be at every price point, after all. From the Singaporean label with trend-ticking bags that have the approval of bloggers the world over to the NYC-based designer who creates the kind of pared-back shapes that could replace your Mansur Gavriel habit, keep reading to see and shop the best vegan handbag brands we've discovered.

As well as a range of non-leather handbags, you can also rely on Stella McCartney for vegan shoes. 

Matt & Nat have been leading the vegan charge for some time now—which means the brand has some more experimental styles like this belt bag.

Because party bags can be vegan too, you know.

There are few brands that have managed to create a faux suede that looks so luxe, but Angela Roi has nailed it.

Denise Roobol is based in the Netherlands, and as such, there's a Scandi minimalism that runs through the collection.

Wilby stock the kind of durable non-leather vegan bags that will see you through the working week.

Jill Milan's bags have been carried by celebrities and are sewn by hand in Italy. 

Leyla Yucel's bags are currently available for preorder—so put your name down for this pretty crossbody before everyone else.

Why not make the most of this season's velvet obsession?

Nica is known for its fun, affordable designs, and this bucket bag is no exception.

Melie Bianco uses a synthetic fabric called PU for all of its vegan handbags, which is reportedly more environmentally friendly than other cheaper plastics such as PVC.

Next up are the best Christmas party dresses for your perusal.