11 animal-friendly bags inspired by the Kooples x PETA collab

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In summer 2017, the Kooples collaborated with Emily Ratajkowski to create the perfect bag for all occasions. Now the French brand, which vowed to go fur-free in 2016, is keeping its promise by teaming up with PETA on a new vegan clutch made of faux pony hair and a playful leopard print.

The bag retails for $65, and all proceeds will benefit PETA. The Kooples x PETA clutch is available now in all Kooples stores and online at the thekooples.com.

However, the Kooples isn’t the only brand that has embraced the fur-free movement. Most recently, Gucci announced that its collections will be fur-free starting with spring-summer 2018. Plus, Stella McCartney has always been transparent with the production and materials of her pieces, offering cruelty-free fashion.

So, as bigger fashion houses shift their focus to more animal-friendly products, faux-leather and faux-fur items are becoming more accessible through fashion retailers like H&M, Gap, Net-a-Porter, Yoox, and more. Here are our picks of the best leather-free and fashion-forward bags worth adding to your closet.

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<p>Clutch, $65, <a href="https://www.thekooples.com/us/peta-clutch.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thekooples.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thekooples.com</a> </p>
The Kooples x PETA

Clutch, $65, thekooples.com

<p>Beall contrast-strap cross-body, $70, <a href="https://www.meliebianco.com/collections/crossbody/products/z3002-beall-taupe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:melieblanco.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">melieblanco.com</a> </p>
Melie Blanco

Beall contrast-strap cross-body, $70, melieblanco.com

<p>Suzette vegan accordian satchel, $55,<a href="https://www.solesociety.com/suzette-black.html?color=woodland-green&size=one-size" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:solesociety.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> solesociety.com </a> </p>
Sole Society

Suzette vegan accordian satchel, $55, solesociety.com

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<p>Grained faux-leather tote, $64, <a href="https://www.simons.ca/en/women-accessories/bags/tote-bags/grained-faux-leather-tote--3709-1312841?colourID=24&utm_source=polyvore&utm_medium=cpc_desktop&utm_campaign=tote%20bags#zoom" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:simons.ca" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">simons.ca</a> </p>

Grained faux-leather tote, $64, simons.ca

<p>Carly pebbled bum bag, $35, <a href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/bags-accessories-1702229/bags-wallets-70517/carly-pebbled-bumbag-7334201?bi=20&ps=20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:topshop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">topshop.com</a> </p>

Carly pebbled bum bag, $35, topshop.com

<p>Ophelia cross-body in navy blue, $62,<a href="https://www.pixiemood.com/product/ophelia-crossbody-navy-blue-retail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pixiemood.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> pixiemood.com</a> </p>
Pixie Mood

Ophelia cross-body in navy blue, $62, pixiemood.com

<p>Bucket bag, $169, <a href="https://doshi.shop/collections/handbags-and-wallets/products/doshi-bucket-bag-vegan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:doshi.shop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">doshi.shop</a> </p>

Bucket bag, $169, doshi.shop

<p>Ray mini box bag, $68, <a href="https://www.freepeople.com/shop/ray-mini-box-bag/?category=vegan-bags&color=065" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:freepeople.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">freepeople.com</a> </p>
Free People

Ray mini box bag, $68, freepeople.com

<p>Tippi, $265, <a href="https://www.gunasthebrand.com/collections/all/products/tippi-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gunasthebrand.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">gunasthebrand.com</a> </p>
Gunas New York

Tippi, $265, gunasthebrand.com

<p>Faux-leather pouch, $59, <a href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ted-baker-london-top-zip-faux-leather-pouch/4746832" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nordstrom.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">nordstrom.com</a> </p>
Ted Baker

Faux-leather pouch, $59, nordstrom.com

<p>Mumbai Carbon, $145 (on sale, $109), <a href="http://mattandnat.com/shop/handbags/backpacks/mumbai-carbon" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mattandnat.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mattandnat.com</a> </p>
Matt & Nat

Mumbai Carbon, $145 (on sale, $109), mattandnat.com

<p>Madeline mini bucket, $235, <a href="https://www.angelaroi.com/products/madeline-mini-bucket-bordeaux" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:angelaroi.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">angelaroi.com</a> </p>
Angela Roi

Madeline mini bucket, $235, angelaroi.com

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