5 Vegan Handbags: On Trend for Autumn and Winter


Fashionistas often look to the runway for the season’s colors and styles. We’ve poured over the autumn/winter issues of our fave fashion mags and rather than bring you the conventionally made (and often insanely pricey) pieces that all the other sites do, here’s a round up of gorgeous vegan handbags—animal-free versions of our favorite runway trends. 


Jil Sander sent this pretty teal leather envelope clutch down runways for Fall, but its hefty price tag would keep all but the most dedicated fashionistas away. This vegan bag from Matt and Nat shares the same trench ivy color and feel as the Jil Sander version, but it’s animal-free, not to mention a little more budget-friendly.



Valentino‘s sleek black and white contrast clutch with its bracelet-like chain detail for extra hold emphasized a sharp, smart, sophisticated look. Freedom of Animals Melia Lia vegan handbag handily equals the high-fashion runway clutch look, but one-ups it with 100% EPA-certified sustainable materials including recycled faux leather made from recycled materials that are vegetable dyed—and lined with organic cotton. Take that Valentino!


This fun pink Miu Miu walked last fall, but this vegan leather handbag by Angela and Roi donates $5 of each sale to a cause by color, and this cause goes to Breast Cancer research and prevention.


Ok, so this Dolce and Gabbana handbag is cute. It’s simple, chic and small, but we’ve seen it before. The vegan version, Lulu’s Black Handbag, has a bit more of a retro feel.


Proenza Schouler showed this fun, patterned look on the runway, but the vegan version, the GUNAS Emily #2, pops just as loud, don’t you agree?

All vegan handbag images: courtesy of the brands; main image courtesy Freedom of Animals

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Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of spadesandsilk.com, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.