Finding the Perfect bag can be a struggle when trying to “Go Ethical” with Fashion since pretty much everything is made from animal skin but there are options and I want to show you guys my journey in this department.
I’ve always been a fan of the Big Luxury Brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada. One that really caught my eye in 2015 and that I decided to buy when I was able to afford it was the LV-Favorite Damier Ebene PM. I loved this bag so much because it was very functional and I made really good use for almost 2 years. 2017 was a breaking year for me where I not only changed my eating habits (I became a Pescatarian) but also my taste in fashion and one of those changes was that I did not want to wear any animal-derived products anymore. So, I decided to sell my LV Handbag and went on the hunt for vegan alternatives.
Here are my 5 Favorite Vegan Bags I found in 2017 (both high-end and affordable brands):
1. Stella McCartney Stella Mccartney Falabella Velvet Box Mini Shoulder Bag. • Stella McCartney • Sold Out
2. Urban Originals Loveliness Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag • Urban Originals • Sold Out
3. Matt & Nat Luna Vegan Leather Saddle Bag • Matt & Nat • $61.97
4. Matt & Nat Rubicon Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag • Matt & Nat • $74.97
5. Urban Originals Take Me Home Vegan Leather Bag • Urban Originals • $88
#1 stole my heart and It’s officially the first Luxury Vegan Bag I owned! It’s such a beautiful bag in Rose color which goes with almost anything as the color is very subtle. I Plan to wear it in 2018, possibly for Valentine’s Day if my boyfriend and I decide to go out that night. By the way, I found this gem at Nordstrom during the Black Friday weekend, and the best of all, it was on SALE!
I’m really hoping with time and due to high demand for vegan bags, the big brands start incorporating vegan options using premium materials that can be as luxurious as their current leather bags. Meanwhile, I’ll be in the hunt for more brands, more options to give you to choose from. Which bag was your favorite? And are you guys more interested in affordable or high-end brands? I’d love to read your comments.