Published by Christina Sewell.

We get it. You’re a busy girl with places to go, people to see, and things to carry on your way to see all the people in those places! A trusty handbag to hold your life while you seize the day is essential, especially as we make our way into fall, a season chock full of exciting new adventures. There will be no settling for just any bag, though—it’s got to be true to your style, make you look and feel great, and, of course, uphold your values (read: not a product of cruelty to cows or other furry friends). Here’s where we come in to assist you on your fabulous merry way! Check out our compilation of the best in vegan bags for fall 2014 below.


For the days you need to grab and go!

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Mixed Feelings Clutch

Nasty Gal Clutch Purse

Gunas Birdie 2

Gunas Clutch Purse

H&M Apres Ski Bag

H&M Clutch Purse

Cross Bodies

These are ready to be worn in a multitude of ways, hands-free included. Yes and yes!

Stella McCartney Falabella Quilted Flap Crossbody Bag

Stella McCartney Purse

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthon Ever After Bag

Nasty Gal Pink Faux Fur Purse

Cri de Coeur Tilly Fringe Crossbody

Black Fringe Purse


They’re only all the rage this season. Just sayin’!

Topshop Metallic Backpack

Top Shop Silver Backpack

Free People Vegan Covertible Backpack

Fringe Backpack

PETA x Freedom of Animals #AnimalsWeGotYourBackPack

Freedom of Animals Backpack

Bucket Bags

Who knew bucket shapes on the end of a strap could be so darn attractive?

Doshi Bucket Bag

Old Navy Women’s Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag

Matt & Nat Lucy—Berry

Matt n Nat Berry Purse

Urban Outfitters Stela 9 Ganesha Bucket Bag

Urban Outfitters Bucket Bag

Totes and Oversized

These are perfectly practical for your everyday adventures.

Jill Milan SoHo Oversized Carryall


PETA x Freedom of Animals (#TotesforTilly)

Freedom of Animals Totes for Tilly

Forever 21 Faux Leather Trapeze Tote

Forever 21 Purse

Yes, yes, your fingers are itching for them, we know! Thankfully, all of us can rest assured knowing that by splurging on any of these vegan beauties, we not only amp up our fall game but also are doing good by the planet, animals, and those working in apparel production. (Leather tanneries use dangerous chemicals such as toxic mineral salts, formaldehyde, and coal-tar derivatives to get the job done, and we can’t be having that!) Let us know if you decide to carry on stylishly with hot picks featured here by hashtagging #PETA #VeganFashion, and remember to stay in touch with all things ethical and vegan in our fashion section and Pinterest!

Want more tips on vegan fashion? Check out Vegan Cuts’ Fashion Guide!

Taylor wearing Mata Traders earrings, ZAMRIE dress and belt, The Underground Chic bag, and Cri de Coeur x Arden Wohl shoes. Jill wearing ZAMRIE top and skirt, Cri de Coeur x Arden Wohl shoes, Bag by Jill Milan.The Underground Chic bag in nautical blue (left) and the Jill Milan quilted tote in silver metallic (right), photo courtesy of Vegan Cuts

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