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17 Best Vegan Leather Purses & Bags + Best Vegan Leather Handbags

17 Best Vegan Leather Purses & Bags + Best Vegan Leather Handbags

A curated list of the best women’s vegan leather purses, bags and handbags, featuring the top cruelty-free designer fashion brands, like Matt & Nat, Stella McCartney, and more — plus affordable options for on a budget shopping.

Vegan fashion is a quickly growing field. With more and more fashion brands wanting — and perhaps needing — to embrace ethical and sustainable practices, many apparel and design houses are looking towards vegan and cruelty free alternatives to use in their shoes, jackets, wallets, watches, purses, handbags, and more. Of course, if you’re a vegan or are looking to buy a unique gift for a vegan in the realm of clothing and accessories, vegan alternative materials are always a great option. Of course too, textiles like organic cotton (not a ‘vegan leather’ material) are excellent alternatives to animal fabrics like wool and down feathers. For this collection, we curated for the best women’s vegan leather purses, bags and handbags, selecting those accessories that are crafted with vegan and cruelty-free alternatives like PU leather, cork, and recycled synthetic fabric blends. You’ll find a variety of styles, from vintage and retro, to modern and minimalist; in addition to a number of colors and patterns. You’ll also discover a few of the best, top ethical fashion brands in the realm of vegan leather goods, like Matt & Nat, Corker, Stella McCartney, and more. If you think we did a good job curating for these products and qualities, let us know by leaving a good review via the star ratings below. We’d be happy update this collection with more products.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Made with ‘vegan alternative’ materials, such as cork, wood, vegan leather (e.g., PU or PVC), and/or recycled polyester or nylon blends.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable, and/or renewable materials.
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Fair trade or fair trade certified.
+ Well made, with long-lasting, durable materials and/or finishes.
+ Bags with an adjustable and/or removable shoulder strap.
+ Handbags or purses with a reinforced and/or padded carrying handle (preferred for select products).
+ Separated and/or organized inner compartments for easy and accessible storage.
+ Zippered pockets (preferred).
+ Exterior pocket(s) for quick access.
+ Medium to medium-large size (for select products).
+ Able to comfortably store a laptop or tablet device (for select products).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Minimalist design principles, designed with simple, minimalist forms, shapes and colors (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Waterproof (preferred).
+ Designed to fit a dress or casual style (relatively subjective quality).
+ Intended and/or designed for women’s wear.
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., when reviews available via company or seller website).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Animal products and animal byproducts.
– Non sustainable materials.
– Cheap construction.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 10 Rated Selections

17 Best Women’s Vegan Leather Purses & Bags + Best Vegan Leather Handbags // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made with ‘vegan alternative’ materials, such as cork, wood, vegan leather (e.g., PU or PVC), and/or recycled polyester or nylon blends.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable, and/or renewable materials.
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Fair trade or fair trade certified.
+ Well made, with long-lasting, durable materials and/or finishes.
+ Bags with an adjustable and/or removable shoulder strap.
+ Handbags or purses with a reinforced and/or padded carrying handle (preferred for select products).
+ Separated and/or organized inner compartments for easy and accessible storage.
+ Zippered pockets (preferred).
+ Exterior pocket(s) for quick access.
+ Able to comfortably store a laptop or tablet device (for select products).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Minimalist design principles, designed with simple, minimalist forms, shapes and colors (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Waterproof (preferred).
+ Designed to fit a dress or casual style (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Elegant, Jorja Small Dwell Hobo Crossbody Women’s Bag, Designed with Magnetic Snap Closure and 100% Recycled Nylon Lining, in Blue.
By: Matt & Nat

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Minimalist Design, Whilem Loom Hobo Cross Body Bag, Handbag, with Magnetic Snap Closure, Back Zipper Pocket, and 100% Recycled Nylon Lining, in Golden Yellow.
By: Matt & Nat

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Modern, Water-Resistant Women’s Stroll Eco Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag, Handbag, Fabrics Made with 100% CyclePET Polyester Fabric made from Recycled Water Bottles, in Grey.
By: Haiku

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Modern, Designer Handbag, Satchel Bag with Long Strap and Front Closure, Made of Vegan Eco-Leather Material, in Dark Green.
By: Mary Point®

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Modern, Designer Handbag, with Double Slide Pockets, Zipper Pocket, and Adjustable Shoulder Strap, Made of Vegan Eco-Leather Material, in Beige Black.
By: Mary Point®

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Designer, Women’s Falabella Studded Quilted Bucket Bag, Vegan Leather, with Curb-chain Cross-body Strap, in Brown.
By: Stella McCartney

Editor's Note

Stella McCartney is a designer men’s and women’s clothing brand that makes a special commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices. In terms of the former, Stella McCartney is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI): an alliance of companies, voluntary organizations and trade unions, all working together to improve working conditions around the world. Their standards include supporting safe and healthy working conditions and fair labor practices. Furthermore, Stella McCartney emphasizes a cruelty free mission, rejecting the use of animal products and byproducts in the use of their apparel and accessories. According to their website, they’re the world’s first and only vegetarian luxury brand. For all these reasons, we think they’re perfect for our list of the best vegan leather purses, bags and handbags. With respect to this particular bag, we love the studded look and feel and unique style.

Details

Minimalist Design, Designer Tote Bag, Shoulder Bag with Luxe Pebbled Vegan Leather, Comes with Matching Pouch, in Black.
By: Dorrarium

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Eco Friendly, Handmade Women’s Crossbody Bag, Made with Natural Cork, Durable Cork Material & PETA Approved, in Dark and Light Brown.
By: Corkor

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Handmade, Eco Friendly Vegan Leather Cork Handbag, Women’s Satchel, PETA Approved, Made with Natural Cork, in Light Brown.
By: Corkor

Editor's Note

Corkor is one of the leading apparel brands that makes accessories, like handbags, wallets, and sunglasses out of sustainably sourced, natural cork material. Their cork is sourced from Portugal and each piece is handmade by artisans. Their products are also PETA Approved and contain no animal products. If you’re wondering about the durability of cork, Corker makes a special note about this on their seller’s page. Their bags are durable and finished with a protective seal. This particular purse is designed with a large, main storage compartment, pocket for your smartphone, two extra interior pockets, and a small zip pocket for your keys and wallet.

Details

Eco Friendly, Mini Vintage Handbag, Made of 100% Vegan Leather, Designed with 100% Recycled Nylon Lining and Crossbody Adjustable Strap, in Light Pink.
By: Matt & Nat

Editor's Note

Matt & Nat is another well-known, popular ethical fashion brand in the space of vegan leather goods. Something interesting we learned about their name – it, surprisingly enough, doesn’t come from two people named Matt and Nat. Matt and Nat actually stands for ‘material’ and ‘nature’. Matt and Nat incorporates sustainable principles into each of their bags, using linings inside all their handbags that are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Matt and Nat also refer to their manufacturing and design house in Canada as the ‘Cruelty Free’ zone. As a brand, they reject using animal products and use vegan alternatives for their accessories and apparel. In terms of their design aesthetic, we love their vintage and retro style. This purse functions as a neat vintage handbag that doubles as a cross-body purse (with the strap attachment). In our opinion, it’s one of the best vegan leather handbags on our list.

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Favorites

17 Best Women’s Vegan Leather Purses & Bags + Best Vegan Leather Handbags // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made with ‘vegan alternative’ materials, such as cork, wood, vegan leather (e.g., PU or PVC), and/or recycled polyester or nylon blends.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable, and/or renewable materials.
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Well made, with long-lasting, durable materials and/or finishes.
+ Bags with an adjustable and/or removable shoulder strap.
+ Handbags or purses with a reinforced and/or padded carrying handle (preferred for select products).
+ Separated and/or organized inner compartments for easy and accessible storage.
+ Zippered pockets (preferred).
+ Exterior pocket(s) for quick access.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Minimalist design principles, designed with simple, minimalist forms, shapes and colors (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Waterproof (preferred).
+ Designed to fit a dress or casual style (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Environmentally Friendly, Handmade, Travel Cross-Body Bag for Women, Made with Natural Vegan Cork, PETA Approved, in Light Brown.
By: Corkor

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Designer, Minimalist Design Ayva Fold Over Tote Handbag Clutch, Made with 100% Vegan Leather and 100% Recycled Nylon Lining, in Dark Grey.
By: Matt & Nat

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Designer, Women’s Falabella Star Shoulder Bag, Vegan Leather, in White and Black.
By: Stella McCartney

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Budget Picks

17 Best Women’s Vegan Leather Purses & Bags + Best Vegan Leather Handbags // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Made with ‘vegan alternative’ materials, such as cork, wood, vegan leather (e.g., PU or PVC), and/or recycled polyester or nylon blends.
+ Made with eco friendly, sustainable, and/or renewable materials.
+ Bags with an adjustable and/or removable shoulder strap.
+ Handbags or purses with a reinforced and/or padded carrying handle (preferred for select products).
+ Separated and/or organized inner compartments for easy and accessible storage.
+ Zippered pockets (preferred).
+ Exterior pocket(s) for quick access.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Minimalist design principles, designed with simple, minimalist forms, shapes and colors (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed to fit a dress or casual style (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Vegan Faux Leather Medium Zipper Crossbody Women’s Bag, in Melon Green.
By: Noelle

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Minimalist Design, Women’s Saffiano Convertible Handbag, Mini Crossbody Shoulder Purse, Made with Vegan Leather PVC Synthetic Material, in Black.
By: Humble Chic

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Vegan Faux Leather 3 in 1 Zippered Crossbody Wristlet Women’s Bag, with Long Adjustable Shoulder Strap, in Stone Color.
By: Simply Noelle

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Modern, Vegan Faux Leather, Women’s Large Tote, Handbag Purse, with Gold Accents, Comes with Matching Clutch, in Wine Red.
By: TravelNut

Editor's Note

In our opinion, this bag is a steal. It can function as a large tote bag, or shoulder bag – and comes with an adjustable strap that turns it into a fashionable cross-body purse. What’s more, this bag also comes with a matching purse clutch. You’re getting a super versatile bag, at a solid price, with many of the qualities we looked for while curating this collection. Click through to read more.

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We're the Editors of Bestlyy. We're simple folk. We like products with qualities that matter. We also enjoy the occasional cup of coffee and have a rather certain affinity for dark chocolate.

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