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If you're on the hunt for a new bag or backpack this back to school season, vegan leather is an excellent choice considering it is eco-friendly, sustainable, affordable and still stylish. The list of vegan brands is growing since the use of vegan leather has become increasingly popular over the years — and it appears that the trend is here to stay.
Vegan bags can be made from materials such as fruit waste like fibers and skins, recycled plastic and rubber, or polyurethane. Many vegan brands are creating bags that are durable and will last years — another plus point for using vegan leather as opposed to its animal-derived alternative.
Although vegan leather has its own environmental challenges such as the use of plastic, it still presents itself as a solid substitute to real leather for many, especially since it's better for animals and your wallet.
Whether you are looking for a classic baguette bag, tote, or even a wristlet that is vegan-friendly, there are a plethora of options to check out. If you're ready to embrace vegan leather that is just as fashionable as real leather, we found ten picks for you to shop below.
This gorgeous two-piece red bucket bag hails from Canadian brand Matt & Nat. It comes with an adjustable strap and a removable interior pouch with nylon zip closure that can be worn with casual and dressed-up outfits alike.
SHOP IT: Matt & Nat, $145
A 3-in-1 rigid round bag from another Canadian brand that has many pockets, extra straps, and serves as a stylish multifunctional bag. It features a unique shape and size that can be worn as a handbag, a backpack, and a shoulder bag.
SHOP IT: Lambert, $140
A classic tote for your day-to-day activities whether you have school, work, or are just running errands — the Felicity Tote gives off a casual yet stylish look.
SHOP IT: Fossil, $105 (originally $209)
The Allow urban backpack is a trendy backpack that has two compartments and cute metallic details, and also comes with an adjustable cross-body strap for convertible wear.
SHOP IT: Call It Spring, $30 (originally $50)
This light grey sporty cross-body bag has multiple pockets inside and out, and two adjustable straps for versatility.
The perfect duffle bag with a multi-use built-in organizer to carry your essentials when you're on the go. Can be carried with the top handles or the adjustable, removable shoulder strap.
SHOP IT: Hudson's Bay, $100
A classic baguette bag with a mixed chain strap and a crocodile embossed finish that is perfect for a day or nighttime outing.
A chic 2-in-1 bag that can be worn as a wristlet or crossbody. It features a neutral beige colour and a simple silhouette that can be rocked with any look.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $48
This unique crossbody bag is the finishing touch to any look. It features a tassel embellishment, a perforated body and chic metal ring handles.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $50 (Originally $70)
A pretty pink shoulder bag with a gold metallic chain to add some bling. It's also got a snap magnetic closure and enough space to fit your essentials.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $60