It is official, we love handbags at PlusMinus HQ, and we are always lusting over new styles. However, our greed for arm candy does not need to come at the cost of animals. We are very keen on having a wardrobe that is as kind as possible.

With that in mind, keep reading to find the Vegan handbags we want now.


Shrimps is always at the top of any of our lists. We love love love the divine bags from this delicious UK based label. Hannah Weiland has created a sustainable and animal friendly table that has a cult following. We adore all of the teeny tiny beaded bags, and would happily spend our rent on one of these babies.

Marks and Spencer

Recent collections from M&S have all featured Vegan ranges in their accessories. Marks and Spencer are leading the field in the high street when it comes to cruelty free accessories. The size and scale of the business means that these bags are kind to animals kind on the eye and kind on the pocket. Any of these bags would make a perfect go to bag this summer.

Also M&S get points for sustainability with the reduction of synthetic material use in a lot of their bags too!

Matt and Nat

One of our severe Instagram crushes, Matt and Nat make seriously addictive trend lead accessories. The Montreal based brand delivery serious style without harming a single animal. They are a seriously committed and responsible company, that is changing the fashion landscape and setting trends all on its own.

We love the additions of perspex to shapes that make these cutting edge trend wise. Not forgetting their hand held circle bags, we seriously love them all.

Stella McCartney

Designer Stella McCartney has been long committed to the environment, and to animal welfare. She uses no leather, and only well sourced sustainable alternatives. Her bags set trends, and never harm a thing in the living world. McCartney is an inspiration to all of us in the fashion industry.

This season we are loving the natural colour pallet and raw feel to the bags.

Cult Gaia

Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Jasmin Larian founded Cult Gaia in 2012. Originally focusing on hair accessories, the label quickly became a style-set favourite after it launched its famous Ark bag. Inspiring thousands of imitations, but we only have eyes for the original.

We are especially taken with their new season box bags.


Inspired to preserve and cultivate the traditional crafts that surrounded her as a child, Jamie Lim launched California-based bag brand Kayu. Each bag is made entirely by hand, and some designs can take days to be made. Not only are there bags vega, but they are completely sustaining an accent craft too. We love the colourful and fun embroidery that elevates these basket bags.


Brooklyn label Catzorange was founded by Johnny and Coco Mannix after they began creating unique bags for family and friends. We love that each one is handcrafted from natural cotton rope using non-toxic dyes and produced in limited batches. These bags are achingly minimal and perfect for summer. We will take the lot!

Enjoyed this post? Pin it for later or share it for someone else to enjoy:

Vegan handbags: where to shop ethically

Vegan handbags: where to shop ethically