Since becoming vegan it has always been a struggle for me finding vegan alternatives in clothing such as shoes, handbags and so on. Throughout the years I’ve found some great animal-friendly brands that are either focusing on all vegan products or offer cruelty-free options within their brand. For me, I mostly struggled with finding fashionable items as I can be very picky with my choice of clothing and accessories so I wanted to share with all of you what options I’ve found out there. 

Completely cruelty-free brands:

The New York-based brand offers beautiful handbags made from 100 percent vegan leather. They have their signature bag “Shopping Bag” that come in three different sizes and many different colours.

JW PEI is an ethical and sustainable handbag brand focusing on completely vegan leather and has a strong passion for making products that are both beautiful and cruelty-free.

Matt & Nat
Leather accessories
I feel everyone that has transitioned into buying vegan leather has come across Matt & Natt. They offer a large selection of leather goods from handbags to shoes that are worth taking a look at.

Mashu offers a range of high-end handbags focusing on minimal silhouettes with different textures and colours. The brand’s bags are inspired by Art Deco and contemporary architecture.

Shrimps offer cruelty-free furs on a luxurious scale, meaning their items are a bit more expensive than your usual fur-free jacket or accessory. I have one jacket from Shrimps that I love and the quality does feel a lot better than the average fur-free jacket, so I highly recommend investing in one of their jackets.


If you want a fur-free jacket but something a bit more affordable then Jakke is a good option. They offer many different styles of alternative fur jackets and accessories.

Munimuni Studio
I found this brand recently and they offer a selection of animal-friendly shoes, more towards sandals and comfortable heels. All their products are ethical, sustainable and all handmade in the Philippines.

Susi Studio
Susi Studio is a Los Angeles based lifestyle company offering vegan footwear. They offer a range variety of shoes for all different styles. They focus on maintaining an ethical and sustainable approach with their supply chain.

Rombaut offers a vast amount of shoes in different styles and colours. All the materials and fabrics they use are sustainably engineered and there are no toxic or animal-derived substances involved in the making of their shoes.

Rafa is a woman’s luxury footwear brand designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles. They offer a large selection of shoes that are made to order or you can browse from their in-stock footwear. All their shoes are made from vegan recycled materials.

Vegetarian Shoes
I wouldn’t say Vegetarian shoes are the most fashionable or trendy brand but they offer a great number of classic shoes that can be difficult finding cruelty-free. I have a pair of boots from them called Airseal and I think they’re the perfect winter shoe, a bit more chunky than Dr.Martens.

Beyond Skin
Beyond Skin is not exactly my style when it comes to shoes but they do offer a lot of classic heels, sandals and a lot more, that I haven’t come across before.

Cruelty-free collections:

Nanushka offers a range of vegan leather clothing pieces which I haven’t seen often by fashion brands. If you’re looking for vegan leather dresses, coats, skirts, pants you can find it there.

Vagabond offers a non-animal collection within its range of leather shoes. They don’t have a large selection of vegan shoes but they do have some good options and I’m hoping they’ll start making their boots animal-friendly but we will just have to wait and see if that happens.

If you didn’t know already then Dr.Martens have a vegan collection of shoes. They offer a lot of their classic styles in a cruelty-free alternative.

Veja has gotten quite popular in recent years as they offer beautifully made sneakers with a sustainable and ethical purpose. Veja also offers a vast amount of vegan sneakers.


Novesta shoes have been around for a long time and offer a classic approach to sneakers. Mostly all of their shoes are vegan depending on the material used but at least most of their Star Master collection is cruelty-free.

I believe everyone knows or have seen Birkenstocks before but maybe you didn’t know that they offer a large selection of vegan shoes and sandals. I’ve had my pair of vegan Arizona sandals for many years now and they are still going strong.

Marais x Alex Mill
The sustainable but not cruelty-free shoe brand Marais made a collaboration with Alex Mill to produce two vegan shoes that are the perfect summer mule.

About Arianne
About Arianne is a shoe brand focusing on environmentally responsible products all made in Spain. While the brand produces leather shoes they also offer a selection of stunning vegan shoes.