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These 8 Vegan Handbags Will Make All Your Warm Weather Outfits 10x More Gorge


Some people say that shoes make an outfit, but I respectfully disagree. While I won’t ever turn down a strappy sandal or a vegan leather boot, there’s just something essential about a handbag that I love.

And I really do mean essential: I carry a lot of things, so I have rather high standards for the purses I use. A cursory glance in the tote I’m using today will reveal a slew of interesting and potentially embarrassing chotskies, from measuring tape (you never know when you’ll need to take dimensions, ladies), to lipstick, to a large stack of uncategorized receipts.

This year, I’m looking forward to purchasing a mix of oversized and crossbody bags that will suit my needs this spring and summer. While I don’t mind investing in a nice, versatile bag that I plan to wear for years, I’ve included a range of price options because treating yourself should never be cost-prohibitive!

1. Camila Cork Shoulder Wallet in Black by Rok Cork, $84

This is a great option for formal events when used as a clutch (summer weddings, anyone?), but you can also use the optional strap to convert it to a crossbody.

2. Dulce Clutch & Chain Grid by Lee Coren, $60

Lee Coren’s bags are 100% vegan and handmade. The Dulce Clutch features a luxuriously soft Italian faux suede that you have to feel to believe (I’ll confess that I own the Everything Foldover Clutch). Just toss in your phone, keys, and wallet, and you’re ready for a night out.

3. The Riley by Filbert, $475

If you’ve got some money to spend, then look no further than Filbert’s chic Riley bag to fulfill all your toting needs. This workhorse features a padded laptop compartment, 2 interior side pockets, a large zippered compartment, and a front zip pocket. Made with vegan leather and organic cotton lining to boot.

4. Opia by Matt & Nat, $95

The first vegan, sustainable bag I purchased was from Matt & Nat, so I have a special affinity for this Montreal-based vegan company. The Opia crossbody is another great crossbody option, and its minimalist design lends it to basically any outfit.

5. Bobby Tote Jute Bag by rHope, $25

This is a canvas tote bag with vegan leather handles was made in India by women artisans. rHope works with women and their families to provide a livelihood and improved standard of living.

6. Resist Pocket Bum Bag by Hipsters for Sisters, $125

For all of you that wear your activism on your sleeve (ahem, belt), this belt bag made with upcycled vintage denim is a must. This belt bag is hands-free, so just secure it around your waist and forget about it!

7. Madison by Gunas New York, $175

Offered in over ten colors, this bag is made from 100% vegan textured eco-polyurethane and a recycled plastic bottle lining. You definitely won’t run out of storage room with this bag!

8. Weekender Bag by CanopeVerde, $229

If you have some vacations planned for this summer, you can never go wrong with a spacious weekender bag. Made from organic cotton and PVC-free vegan leather, this is a great option for any overnight trips you have in store.

Which of these eco-vegan bags is your favorite?

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Photo: Rok Cork; Lee Coren; Filbert; Matt & Nat; Bead & Reel; Bead & Reel; Gunas; Unicorn Goods; CanopyVerde

Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.
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