It’s spring, which means it’s time for a wardrobe revamp. Unclutter your closet and fill it with quality, vegan, fashion-forward items that make you feel strong, beautiful, and confident. The fashion industry was once known for animal-based leathers and furs, but now, cruelty-free fashion is rocking the international runways. Here are seven vegan designer brands worth the splurge.

7 Vegan Splurge-Worthy Designer Brands


1. Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney has always been a vegetarian company, and with new innovations in materials, this designer brand is well on its way to becoming a 100% vegan name. Her collections have never used animal-based leathers or fur, and the majority of her items are vegan. However, she is still actively pursuing alternatives to silk and wool. For our next spring soiree, we’re eyeing this pair of Lace Up Heels in a pretty coral shade made with vegan suede.

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2. Matt & Nat

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Even jeans and a slouchy v-neck can look cool and stylish with the right bag. Matt & Nat is a vegan and sustainable designer handbag company that makes gorgeous bags to amplify any outfit. The neutral shades and classic styles complement a variety of looks, making this your new go-to bag. The vegan leather is also sleek and durable, so go ahead and splurge; the years of use are worth the minor investment. For a cute everyday bag big enough to carry all of the essentials (and then some), check out the Mitsuko satchel in Orchid.

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3. Vaute Couture

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The weather may be warming up, but we’re not quite clear of those April showers. Don’t ruin the perfect outfit by covering up with any old sweatshirt or ill-fitting cardigan, grab a sustainably-made sweater by Vaute Couture. This luxury vegan brand is known for its cold weather coats, but it also carries a line of lighter sweaters for the less-frigid seasons. Add a cozy layer on top of a high-waisted skirt or jeans with the Reversible Crop Sweater in Cloud/Ivory.

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4. Umasan

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This Berlin-based vegan brand features sleek, comfortable luxury in all of its designs. The apparel is minimalistic and timeless; you can wear these fashions throughout the years without ever going out of style. The innovative, cruelty-free materials also help to make these clothes last, no matter how much you wear and wash them. The playful yet demure tunics have us dreaming of open fields and sunny spring days.

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5. Dalia Macphee

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Every woman should have a formal dress on hand. You never know when the opportunity may come up, and finding a gown last minute takes away the fun of shopping. This vegan designer makes gorgeous, head-turning dresses for that special occasion. Break away from the standard LBD and stand out with Macphee’s Silk Pleated Gown in pink.

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6. Cult of Coquette

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One simple way to spruce up any outfit is with a great pair of shoes. This vegan leather brand caught our eye with her high-rise, nearly-five-inch stilettos. The classic heel shape comes in a variety of vegan textiles, from patent leather to reptile. For a neutral shade to go with jeans to dresses, opt for the nude Azar style. Feeling bold? Rock the aqua or bright pink shades.

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7. Miakoda

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Although stand-out pieces are essential to any fashion-forward look, we all need to cover the basics. This vegan brand provides ethically sourced staples like t-shirts, pants, and sweaters to ensure cruelty-free comfort with effortless-looking style. For a relaxed spring play date, try on a pair of Slim Fit Joggers in Rust.

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Image Credit: Matt & Nat