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.