Published by Michelle Reynolds.

Last updated February 8, 2019

You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks, and you definitely don’t have to kill animals to get a killer look. Proof positive: These 30 chic vegan handbags and backpacks are all animal-friendly, and they all cost less than $50.

Nordstrom always has tons of splurge-worthy vegan bags from top designers, but the retailer also offers loads of options to make you and your savings account happy:

We love the vision that Sybaritic Bags has, and you will, too. It envisions a world where animals are treated with “love and kindness” and where every woman has “a fully loaded wardrobe…regardless of their income.” The company has many stylish, interesting, and original bags to choose from, but here are just a few of our favorites:

Jen & Co. has the understated elegance to take you from day to evening, and it offers most of its bags in a toteally appealing range of colors:

You don’t have to go across the pond to score a LaBante London bag (but if you, do you’ll be traveling back in style):

Even just scrolling through the candy-colored creations from Pixie Mood will put you in a … well, you know. Choose your bag, and then choose your no-one-else-will-have-it color. (Note that these prices are in Canadian and American dollars.)

Doshi’s microfiber-based vegan leather is obviously much more eco-friendly than animal leather, and the company sources it from factories that minimize the use of water and solvents:

When there’s no body of water in sight, Pinkstix can whisk you away to the shore with its “PETA-Approved Vegan” bags:

Carry around a dead animal? As if! Our gal Alicia Silverstone would love Urban Expressions’ Cher bag (and loads of its other styles, too). And when you apply the code for 50 percent off at checkout, you can get dozens of them, like these, for a steal:

Bonus: If you really want to wear your heart on your sleeve (or your back) PETA’s Not Your Bacon Satchel Tote features a sweet pig who is clearly a friend, not food.

Not Your Bacon Satchel Tote ($32.99)


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