Cruelty-free and vegan fashion is finally starting to gain some momentum with mass retailers and E-commerce sites recognizing that customers are seeking sustainable style options more than ever. There are also many companies who continue to support cruelty inherent in the fashion industry too. Unfortunately, despite knowing about the suffering that goes into every fur hat, scarf, and coat, some retailers like Bebe continue to sell fur. Please don’t shop at Bebe, and take a moment to tell them to ditch fur right here!
Consider that how we spend our $$$ is our loudest voice in an industry that must focus on the bottom line and trending reports. Not to fret, there are some incredibly fashionable options available. Check out some of my favorite Fall trends!
“Badass black vegan leather shorts featuring a high waist and exposed zip closure and pockets. Faux back pockets, fully lined. Perfect paired with a chiffon blouse or shredded vintage tee!
“Eureka - you've found it! You've finally come across the right boot for all of your many adventures. Whether you are on the hunt for fashion gold in your favorite thrift store, or mining your friends for great shared business ideas over drinks, you're sure to be a picture of perfect style wearing this gorgeous, zipper-closed shoe. Constructed entirely of vegan-friendly materials and featuring a stacked heel and chocolaty, decorative laces strung through a row of metal grommets and hooks, this sienna stunner easily travels from the the casual occasions of day to the more dressy events of night. Wear it with a shimmering metallic dress, leggings in an iron-ore red, and a cropped, black-as-oil jacket for an outfit that you really 'dig'.”
More mad props to ModCloth.com for bringing the Guest on the Panel bag ($105.99) into my world. From the stunning color blocking and posh tassel detail to the lovely shout-out on vegan style being luxe, I’m in LOVE:
“You were delighted to be invited to speak on the subject of style, but you knew the event would require an outfit like none other! You decided to build your presentation look around this beautiful, vegan faux leather Melie Bianco bag - its teal, cocoa, and caramel panels make this slide-lock-shut purse a sophisticated, chic, and inspiring accompaniment to your ensemble. Melissa and Willliam, the designer couple behind runway-inspired Melie Bianco create eye-catching accessories that exude luxury. Your fashionable audience will appreciate the way you’ve paired your tassel-accented handbag with a black-and-white polka-dotted sheath, camel-colored, lace-up booties, and a rhinestone headband. Make a statement with this stunning bag!”
Mass Ecommerce discount retailers like Zappos.com have even joined in on the “luxury vegan” fun with search engine functionality that will support your vegan habits.
Vegan shoe company Mink’s Elephant Heel are discounted by $130 on the Zappos site now! These kicks are so ready to be paired with nifty nubby tights and a flirty tweed peplum skirt, right?
Pop into an Urban Outfitters or let your mouse hunt for the perfect faux-leather jacket, because they have some mighty fine options for this MUST HAVE FASHION STAPLE. I happen to fancy the fitted Member’s Only Quilted Faux Leather ($98) version shown here. Many cows and calves will breathe a sigh of relief (along with your wallet) while your curves will appreciate the flattering cut. You can nearly complete any look in your wardrobe with this classic!
Let us also know what retailers or brands you have come across that are now including cruelty-free options too.
Photo Credit: Cameron Powell