Whether you live exclusively cruelty-free or don’t hold that as a priority, the beauty of these vegan handbags is in more than just the way they look – everyone, regardless of your lifestyle, can enjoy carrying one (or two or three) of these around town. With spring in full bloom it’s a fine time to update your purse collection and take your stash from drab to fab, so let’s take a look at some of our favorite picks from individual Etsy shops.
This Etsy store has some of the sweetest, most feminine vegan handbags with a lovely consistency in design, style, and color. In fact, the handbag pictured above features two of the hottest trends for spring – floral prints and Rose Quartz, the dusty pink hue chosen by Pantone as one of the two colors of the year. Pair this purse with something as simple as jeans and a t-shirt for a standout look.
2. Olas Bags
A gorgeous example of faux crocodile, this creamy white backpack purse is on trend for spring and is super-chic to boot. If there was one bag to add to our collection, this would be it! Lightweight, well lined, tasseled, and features a cool animal print that didn’t require hurting any animals – seriously, what’s not to love?! The neutral color and design allows you to pair this with nearly everything.
3. Sisio Bags
If you’re a fan of designer Kate Spade, but would rather have a cute, whimsical handbag minus the cruelty, then look no further than this adorable black and white striped purse adorned with a gigantic bow. This handmade satchel would look great with neutrals or colorful outfits, such as white wide leg pants and a pink blouse, or a buttercup yellow dress. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s fun!
Another shop that really brings the beautiful vegan handbags on Etsy is Pitti Vintage. This soft pink purse with kawaii top has great lines and even incorporates some striking contrast with the dark handle. This is definitely for the modern babe who likes her purses in the minimalist vein while still packing a huge design punch. Pair this with your favorite distressed skinnies, heels, and a simple top for the perfect on the go look for spring.
5. Canopy Verde
One of the best parts about spring and summer are the getaways and vacations, so whether you’re going away for one night, or need a carry on for the week, the vegan canvas weekender tote has got you covered. Made from organic cotton and faux leather, this stylish bag has all the makings of a cruelty-free satchel that is perfect for taking along on your travels. Another plus is that this carryall could also double as a yoga or work bag.
Edgy and definitely artsy, this color block handbag features loads of vegan leather, suede, chains, and adornments. It also happens to feature the other hue that Pantone chose as color of the year, Serenity, which is totally cool by us. Pair this with a little black dress or an all-white ensemble for maximum focus on your purse.
One of the simpler handbags among our choices is this small but stylish zippered clutch purse featuring an attractive mandala pattern. This uses vegan materials and is great for stashing small items, like ID cards and cash. These would also make great little makeup bags and would fit perfectly inside a larger purse.
8. Zaum Gear
This is definitely a statement bag if we ever saw one, so be prepared to receive lots of compliments when carrying the Sophia bag around town. Made from vegan leather and featuring a cool, round wooden handle, this purse is perfect for cruelty-free fans who want something as stylish as it is humane. Pair this with dresses, rompers, skirts, and more for a springy look that’s on trend.
Customizable chevron and liner colors are just a couple of the great features that this large, fold-over clutch has to offer. With a bold geometric print and vegan materials comprised of unwashed linen and organic cotton, this fun bag is sure to turn heads this season. Pair with your favorite yellow pieces, or choose another color like blush, light blue, or natural white.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our carefully selected vegan handbags from Etsy just on time for spring and summer. Do you have a favorite purse from our list? Let us know what you think on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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