The Best Vegan-Luxe Travel Bags

Because It's Possible to Carry a Sexy and Kind Designer Travel Bag

Packing your favorite plant-based protein bars and travel beauty kit can make or break the journey when traveling as a healthy vegan. But just because what’s inside is healthy, conscious goodness, doesn’t mean that what's on the outside has to either be cruelty-free and erm, not so cute, or gorgeous but not so kind. 

There are now SO many chic alternatives to luxury leather travel bags, we’ve rounded up the best of the cruelty-free bunch to elevate your airport style game.

Stella McCartney Luggage ($2,060) + Travel Bag ($1,400): Stella McCartney is still the chicest name in cruelty free handbags. These companion travel bags are more structured than most in her collection, and the gold chain detail on black non-leather will make any airport getup look crazy chic.

Freedom of Animals Veronika Tote ($400): The most eco-concious of the bunch, FoA’s Veronika is made from eco-faux leather, lined with organic cotton and vegetable dyed. The new-ish line is also a celeb favorite and the brand recently collaborated with actress Nikki Reed on the fall 2015 collection.

Matt and Nat Mitsuko Large ($185) - Affordable and roomy, Matt and Nat’s weekender has a crossbody strap that comes in handy when juggling passports, boarding passes and lattes, as well as interior pockets for smart phones.

Jill Milan Williamsburg Weekender ($350 from $700): West coast vegan handbag designer Jill Milan is known for her killer ‘you’d never know it’s faux’ clutches, but her glam Italian faux patent and leather weekender is a W+A fave. There are plenty of interior pockets for devices and the always important shoulder strap for the above-mentioned travel doc and latte juggle.

Wilby Clutch Primrose Chain Rucksack ($144): For hands-free travel, the UK’s Wilby Clutch line makes a gorgeous,too-cool-for-a-tote rucksack that’s made from sustainable cork leather. A magnetic closure is helpful for quickly snapping your bag shut to keep its content safe. They also do make a lovely more traditional travel bag if you so fancy.

Rimowa Topas Multiwheel 32” ($980): The ultimate carry-on, once you go Rimowa it’s really, really hard to go back. The interior pockets and packing tools are super helpful for fitting everything you need (because obviously that includes spin shoes, heels, sneakers and flats) and keeping it all safe within a nearly indestructible shell. And the extra glide-y wheels make for effortless running between terminals.


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