High-quality vegan bags are the best addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a faux leather clutch or a casual day bag, these are the 21 best handbags to buy now.
Are Vegan Bags Cheaper Than Real Leather Bags?
For the most part, vegan bags tend to be cheaper than real leather bags. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re cheap across the board. There are certain faux leather bags created with incredibly high-quality material that can still have a high price tag (such as Stella McCartney designer vegan bags).
Do a Lot of Designer Brands Make Faux Leather Bags?
Unfortunately, designer brands are still on the Real Leather train. While more and more people are looking to purchase vegan bags, it hasn’t completely become something that designer brands are willing to change.
However, brands like Stella McCartney are known for always producing faux leather (or vegan) handbags. Stella McCartney also never uses real fur, skin, or feathers and chooses to always go the vegan route. So, if you want a high-quality designer bag not made of leather, you should check out Stella McCartney.
Do Vegan Bags Look Cheaper Than Real Leather Bags?
Not at all! Because fashion brands have recognized that some women want vegan (or faux leather) handbags more than they want real leather handbags, technology has helped increase the overall production and look of vegan bags. Often, if you buy a high-quality faux leather bag, you won’t be able to tell the difference between it and real leather.
Best High-Quality Vegan Bags
There are a lot of vegan, or faux leather, bags on the market at the moment. Here are our picks of the 21 best.
Angela Roi Cher Tote (Signet) in Brown
Angela Roi only makes vegan handbags from high-quality material, so you can always be sure that you’ll get a good bag when purchasing from them. This tote is beautiful, especially for those looking for an everyday casual bag that will go with any outfit.
Details of the Cher Tote in Brown include:
- Made of vegan leather (EPUL)
- Magnetic button to close the top
- Pebbled vegan leather design on the outside
- Engraved logo located on the front of the bag, towards the bottom
Stella McCartney Falabella Mini
Stella McCartney is one of the only high designer brands that consistently produce vegan handbags. This Falabella bag is one of their best selling (and well-loved) vegan leather designer bags.
Details of the Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Vegan Handbag include:
- First appeared as a part of the Fall 2010 collection; has become a staple of the Stella McCartney brand since
- Chunky chain straps wrap around the bag
- Made with Stella McCartney’s famous faux brushed-leather
- Made in Italy
Matt & Nat Arta Clutch in Pebble
This Matt & Nat clutch happens to fall into that rare category of clutches that would pair well with daytime and nighttime outfits. Plus, the pebble color would be a lovely pop of neutral color to any look.
Details of the Matt & Nat Arta Clutch include:
- Made of vegan materials (like every item from Matt & Nat)
- Can be used as a clutch or as a crossbody bag (as it comes with an attachable strap)
- Made of 100% recycled nylon lining
- Has a front metal zipper to open and close
Urban Originals Somebody Else Vegan Leather Tote in Yellow
A roomy yellow tote, this Urban Originals vegan handbag is very stylish. If the yellow color is too much for you, it also comes in black and biscuit (a creamy color).
Details of the Urban Originals Somebody Else Vegan Leather Tote include:
- Made of PETA certified vegan leather
- Comes with an adjustable crossbody strap you can hook on or off
- Made with a flat base to stabilize it
- Has many interior sections (such as a smartphone pocket) to help organize personal items
New Look Leather-Look Clutch Bag in Off White
This New Look off white clutch, while it could be worn in the daytime, would look great paired with a dressed up, nighttime outfit.
Details of the New Look Leather-Look Clutch Bag include:
- Made with faux leather
- Has a chain shoulder strap for a crossbody look
- Made with a top flap to open and close
Lulus Hardy Nude Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag
Possible the best neutral colored bag on this list, this crossbody bag from Lulus is compact, a lovely color, and a great addition to any outfit.
Details of Lulus Hardy Nude Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag include:
- 100% made of vegan leather
- Made with a front flap and buckle to open and close bag
- Has a sturdy construction and gold hardware material
Balenciaga Faux Fur Clutch
Faux fur bags are in at the moment, and Balenciaga has delivered with one of the loveliest designs ever. It’s difficult to find a high-quality faux fur bag (as they all tend to be real fur), so this bag is a real designer steal.
Details of the Balenciaga Faux Fur Clutch include:
- Made completely with faux fur
- Has a slip pocket inside for ID or cards
- Made in Italy
Angela Roi Barton Duffle Tote in Bordeaux
Angela Roi is one this list more than once, mainly because their materials are so high-quality it’s impossible to not put them on more than once. This duffle tote is a great addition to any wardrobe and comes in black, dark brown, and ecru, though the one in Bordeaux is our favorite.
Details of the Angela Roi Barton Duffle Tote include:
- Made with 100% vegan faux leather, designed in a pebbled texture
- Made with a zipper enclosure
- Comes with an adjustable and detachable crossbody strap
Topshop Salt Lizard-Embossed Faux Leather Tote in Beige
Topshop also has a lot of vegan handbag options, and they tend to be sold at a lower price point than others (which is great). This faux leather tote is an interesting handbag, and the one sold in beige would be a stylish addition to any casual outfit.
Details of the Topshop Salt Lizard-Embossed Faux Leather Tote include:
- Made with faux leather, made in a lizard-embossed design
- Created in a contemporary chic style
Lulus Trendy Queen Blush Crocodile-Embossed Square Bag
Made in a pretty pink color, this crocodile-embossed square box bag from Lulus is definitely a casual, daytime bag. It’s unique, cute, and will work with any outfit throughout the year (though it would look amazing when worn with lovely spring outfits).
Details of Lulus Trendy Queen Blush Crocodile Embossed Square Bag include:
- Made completely with crocodile-embossed faux leather material
- Comes with an adjustable shoulder strap
- Designed with matching gold hardware
Nanushka Tao Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
Made with high-quality faux leather material, Nanushka’s shoulder bag was created to match their very famous signature faux leather jackets. It would look great paired with a casual outfit in the daytime.
Details of the Nanushka Tao Faux Leather Shoulder Bag include:
- Made completely with a cream faux leather material
- From Nanushka’s Fall 2019 line
- Includes a magnetic front fastening flap to open and close the bag
Angela Roi Hamilton Satchel in Dark Green
This Angela Roi Hamilton Satchel is beautiful, especially because of the vintage style they designed it in. While it comes in many different colors, the dark green is the loveliest, in our opinion.
Details of the Angela Roi Hamilton Stachel in Dark Green include:
- Made with 100% high-quality faux leather
- Comes with a detachable (though unadjustable) shoulder strap
- Designed in a vintage style
Free People Natalia Shoulder Bag in Cranberry
This Free People shoulder bag is definitely unique. However, it’s not the vegan leather, but rather the acrylic chain strap that makes this handbag stand out.
Details of the Free People Natalia Shoulder Bag include:
- Made with certified vegan leather material
- Made with an acrylic chain strap
- Has a faux leather croc design flap to open and close the bag
Calpak Kaya Faux Leather Laptop Backpack in Stone
This leather laptop bag comes in many different shades, though we like the one in the stone color. While made for laptops, one could use this backpack for any purpose during the daytime.
Details of the Calpak Kaya Faux Leather Laptop Backpack include:
- Made with scratch-resistant faux leather
- Made with a whipstitched trim frame
- Styled like a structured backpack with two back straps and one top handle
Stella McCartney Perforated Faux Leather Tote
You’ve probably seen this iconic Stella McCartney leather tote before, as it’s all over fashion influencers’ social media. It’s a classic piece that would be great with any outfit.
Details of the Stella McCartney Perforated Faux Leather Tote include:
- Made with 100% high-quality faux leather, like all Stella McCartney bags
- Decorated with a large Stella McCartney logo on the front
- Made in Italy
Topshop Mini Celia Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in Black
A classic crossbody bag in black, this Topshop bag could be worn day or night, regardless of the outfit or the season.
Details of the Topshop Mini Celia Faux Leather Crossbody Bag include:
- Made with 100% faux leather and faux snake embossed material
- Can carry using the top handle or the chain crossbody strap
- Made with a clasp closure
Paco Rabanne Sparkle 1969 Sequined Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
A definite nighttime handbag, this sparkly Paco Rabanne shoulder bag is lovely. However, it’s definitely not a daytime bag. Save it for fun parties or get-togethers only.
Details of the Paco Rabanne Sparkle 1969 Sequined Faux Leather Shoulder Bag include:
- Made of 100% faux leather, which is covered in high-quality sequins
- Comes with an adjustable shoulder strap
- Created with a zip fastening on the top to open
Free People Corrina Crossbody in Black
A high-quality handbag with a cheaper price tag than others on this list, this Free People crossbody would be a great addition to any casual outfit.
Details of the Free People Corrina Crossbody include:
- Made with 100% faux leather
- Decorated with studded details
- Designed in a messenger bag style, this crossbody has a front flap
Sole Society Zeda Faux Leather Tote in Oxblood
Everyone needs a nice, big faux leather tote, right? Stand out with this Sole Society handbag which comes in a lovely Oxblood color.
Details of the Sole Society Zeda Faux Leather Tote include:
- Exterior made completely with faux leather
- Created with a magnetic snap closure
Nanushka Day Croc-Effect Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag
A classic vegan leather shoulder bag perfect for casual outfits in the daytime, this Nanushka bag is a must-have for any fashionista.
Details of the Nanushka Day Croc-Effect Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag include:
- Made of 100% croc-effect vegan leather
- Created with a magnetic fastening top flap
- Has a back slip pocket for smartphones or cards
Topshop Jess Moon Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
A beautiful bag that could be worn day or night, this crossbody bag has a lower price tag and would be a great addition to anyone’s closet. Plus, the gold hardware (and attached chain) are lovely!
Details of the Topshop Jess Moon Faux Leather Crossbody Bag include:
- Made with 100% faux leather
- Detailed with embossed croc-effect and golden hardware
- 21” strap drop
Faux leather designer bags come in all shapes and sizes, as seen above. With this handy little list of the 21 best vegan bags on the market now, you can add some high-quality handbags to your wardrobe ASAP!