Vegan Backpacks For Fall

Even though we aren’t students any longer, all of the September back to school talk has us thinking about backpacks. It can be hard to find high-quality vegan bags that are ethically made, so we’ve rounded up some favorites that will be sure to pack up and protect your stuff (ahem, snacks) and get tons of compliments. All of our selections are great for every day wear to the office, the park, the beach… or class! And just to complete the ensemble with the right foot gear, be sure to check out our roundup of vegan low-top sneakers for the complete studious look.

Lee Coren Brown Wanderlust Roll Top | $129

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This gorgeous Italian vegan bag is 100% ethically handmade and locally sourced. It’s available in either large or small (small shown in picture) and has 2 detachable and adjustable straps that let you choose between tote bag, messenger or backpack modes. SHOP >


Tokyo Bags Chiba Vintage Backpack | $125

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Inspired by the classic Japanese backpack, the Chiba by Tokyo Bags is the perfect anti-briefcase. Whether worn as a backpack or used as a hand carry, this bag always stands out with modern minimalistic design and thoughtful detailing. The Chiba is a versatile bag that safely fits and protects most laptops and tablets. All Tokyo Bags are 100% vegan and ship worldwide! SHOP >


Cri De Coeur Mini Charlie Foldover Messenger Bag | $160

Cri De Coeur Vegan Faux Bag Backpack

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Cri De Coeur stands by their mission to create beautiful vegan bags that are ethically made and produced with environmentally minded materials… so we stand by them! The Charlie Folder Messenger Bag is made with eco-friendly PU that is biodegradable and is lined with a bright blue fabric. We can’t wait to pair this bag with the perfect leather jacket for upcoming chilly fall days. SHOP >


Baggu Canvas Sling | $32


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All backpacks are not created equal. Some are only slung on one shoulder and if you are feeling the urge to shake up the double strap wearing standard, then this Baggu Canvas Sling is a great option. It’s made of 100% recycled cotton, is machine-washable, and it’s only $32. Solid color options also available. SHOP >


Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack | $74.99

Herschel Vegan Backpack Faux Bag

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We consider this Herschel backpack a travel essential. Always functional and always in style, this bag is a go-to for long flights because it comfortably fits most laptops, has a compartment for sunglasses, and has an internal pocket with a headphone port. Go ahead, use it as a pillow too. SHOP >


Mat and Nat Mumbai | $125

Mat and Nat Vegan Faux Backpack Bag

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No list of vegan bags and backpacks is complete without Mat & Nat. They are pioneers of vegan fashion and work tirelessly to find new ways to produce their amazing bags in the least wasteful and harmful way possible. They have lots of styles that range in a variety of colors, but our backpack pick for this fall is the Mumbai in black. SHOP >