Buy Once, Keep Forever: These Vegan Fashion Essentials Are Worth Every Penny

“Luxury” fashion can be pricey, yet the longevity of classic pieces made with superior animal-friendly materials can save you money in the long run. Even if you don’t feel that you need these items, we doubt most people would say no to owning a classic pair of vegan leather loafers or a sleek wool-free coat that drapes just right—especially when you consider that these cruelty-free, sustainable essentials will be the foundation of your wardrobe, anchoring more of-the-moment pieces, notably as we head into winter. That means mornings will be easier to navigate, which equals more time for sleep! ‘Nuff said.

Check out our compilation of best-investment pieces for the season:

1. Luxury Fanny Pack

Fanny packs have made a comeback, and Ministry of Tomorrow knows how to transform them from a relic of the past to a chic and convenient essential that goes with any outfit. In accordance with the company’s ethical values, the bags are handmade in Nairobi, Kenya, with vegan leather, organic and fair-trade cotton canvas from India, and silk screening with its Kenyan Afro-funk Maasai Warrior mask pattern. At 6 inches tall and 7 inches deep, they’re the perfect size to hold everything that you need each day. For the month of June, the company will be donating 25% of the proceeds of sales of the bags to PETA and offering $50 off on orders over $250 when you use the code “MOTxPETA.” So head on over to Ministry of Tomorrow to start shopping! Investment tag: $200

2. Cape With Crystals

Complete with guipure lace details and covered with Swarovski crystals, PETA Business Friend Instinct Copenhagen pulled out all the stops for this luxurious garment. Investment tag: $2,724

Cape Instinct Copenhagen

3. Lavender Linen Midi Dress

The holiday party invites have begun to roll in. Slay in this Reformation linen midi dress that will remain relevant year after year. Investment tag: $218

4. Vegan Leather V-Cut Stiletto

Every modern independent woman can use a stiletto that’s equal parts sassy and classic. This pretty number from VEERAH features double reversible cork straps around your ankles so that you can change up the look on a dime. Available in red, black, and nude. Investment tag: $278

5. Straight-Cut Top Coat

This unique piece from vegan designer MANON is an elegant statement that can easily be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. If you use code PETA5 at checkout, you’ll receive a 5 percent discount on your purchase and MANON will donate a percentage of the sales to PETA. To discover more companies that support PETA’s vital work, check out the PETA Mall. Investment tag: $550

6. Bentley Top Floral Habotai

You’ll wear this with jeans, trousers, leggings, skirts, overalls—even just underwear! The options are endless, courtesy of Creatures of Comfort. Investment tag: $207

7. Frida Jacket

As versatile as it is soft and beautiful, this avant garde piece by Rachel Comey is something you’ll reach for regardless of the weather. Investment tag: $575

8. White Vegan Leather Ankle Boots

Slip into your fashion A-game with these signature ankle boots from Stella McCartney. Not too high and not too low, these babies are just right for your everyday afternoon in the world. Investment tag: $685

9. Indio Tall Boot

This soft vegan suede pair by Jeffrey Campbell and Free People features tie at the top for a comfy, secure fit. Investment tag: $248

10. Shrunken Vegan Leather Moto Jacket

You can’t go wrong with this one: classic cut, slim fit, fully lined, and made in the U.S.A. It’s your new go-to for, well, everything. Investment tag: $168

11. The Audry Sweetheart Dress

Because parties have a way of sneaking up on you, be prepared to be glamorous with this luxe vegan satin gown by Vaute. Investment tag: $256

12. Tweed Jacket

A well-made vegan tweed motorcycle jacket is enough to make you feel (and look) like a million bucks. Brave GentleMan captured our hearts with its unisex and edgy cut made with recycled Brazilian cotton and lined with vegan Turkish silk. Investment tag: $580

13. Junior Matisse Jacket

All right, this is a statement piece and not so much an essential, but aren’t you just as obsessed with this coat as we are? Shrimps’ designs are unique and classic in always-in playful designs that elevate any outfit. Investment tag: $650

14. Canaan Clutch

Step aside, LBD—it’s all about this Italian-made clutch. Ever ready for your varied nights on the town, this simple classic pulls it all together. If gorgeous green velvet doesn’t match your outfit, we recommend browsing Jill Milan’s entirely vegan collectionInvestment tag: $300

What are you waiting for? Treat yourself, spare animals, and rest assured that these luxury essentials are ones that you’ll need to buy only once. To learn more about wearing vegan, visit our How to Wear Vegan feature.

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