From festival to forest, road trip to runway, and every adventure in between, the backpack is summer’s most versatile accessory. Whether you’re in search of a stylish vegan leather mini-pack, a sturdy rucksack, or something unique, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for among our favorite picks—all free of the animal-derived materials that some designers still use.
Whether you need a pack built for the office or the road, Doshi FCSA has you covered. The Doshi Knapsack Backpack is a chic, durable addition to any traveler’s wardrobe, and it’s built to last, with a microfiber leather and nylon shell.
The grind doesn’t stop in the summer! Any boss babe can carry all her stuff along on her way to rule the world with the timeless vegan leather Finn Pocket Backpack by Jen & Co. And why get just one when there are 12 colors to choose from?
The embroidered appliqué trend is in full bloom, and the Rose design from Urban Expressions embraces this style with a pop of floral detail on a chic, vegan leather backpack. Available in five classic hues, this bag might make it hard for you to choose just one—but you can’t go wrong.
Be one with nature, coordinating with lush forest hues by wearing the Greenpoint backpack from Canopy Verde. This sleek, fold-over rucksack is the ideal daypack for your next hiking excursion, and it converts to a strappy handbag for your weekday office adventures.
Nothing beats a durable, spacious backpack for a weekend away. Whether you’re driving or flying, the vegan leather Perforated Backpack from jeane & jax will fit everything that you need while looking effortlessly chic.
If you love the limitless functionality of a backpack but can’t see yourself rocking a traditional design, don’t fret—MeDusa has you covered with its unique and funky Rio Bag. This drawstring vegan leather pack is accented with a studded vinyl bottom in a variety of fun color combinations to accent your signature style.
When a rich, classic color meets the season’s most sustainable and trendy material—cork—the result is bound to become a wardrobe staple. The new Genesis Backpack in brown from Eve is everything that a backpack should be, making it equally ideal for a trip to the grocery store, a day at work, or a journey overseas.
The sea, the sky, the pool—vivid blue is undoubtedly summer’s dreamiest hue. And Pixie Mood has captured it perfectly in its Kim Convertible Backpack. Make a splash with this vegan leather color pop, worn as a backpack or a cross-body bag, and you’ll never feel blue.
Good things come in small packages, and that sentiment is reflected in Matt & Nat’s Munich Mini backpack in Tofu. The off-white color will coordinate with every summer outfit, and the portable size will make it your go-to carryall for every excursion. Snag this little beauty while it’s still on sale!
Whether you’re going glamping, hitting the trails for a hike, flying to a faraway destination, or simply exploring your local farmer’s market, one (or a few) of these beautiful vegan backpacks will carry all your summer must-haves while accenting your style. Ready to veganize your whole wardrobe? Check out our resources on how to wear vegan.