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Spotlight: Vegan Leather

I remember when I put on a vegan leather jacket for the very first time. My style has always been really feminine and girly, and with this one flip of a switch, I simply — and suddenly — felt cool. The look of leather is incredible in its ability to do such a thing. Just one piece can transform the entire mood of an outfit. Throw a biker jacket over your lacey dress, add a pair of round sunglasses, and suddenly you’re catching the gaze of every person on the street. Who is that girl? Where is she going? Can I come, too?  Today I wanted to share some of my favorite vegan leather products, just as they are. No bells or whistles needed… these pieces have a personality all their own.

Black fringe bag

Vegan Fringe Crossbody

This fringe guy is perfection in a bag. Fringe + vegan leather = super, super cool, and the fold-over shape looks chic yet casual. I would certainly use this as an everyday bag, and take it from day into night.

Free People vegan leather skinnies

Vegan skinnies, zipper

Keep It Rockin’ Vegan Leather Cropped Skinny

These must be the best vegan leather pants I’ve ever encountered. They have a great shape and can be worn with absolutely anything: a crisp buttondown tucked in and buttoned all the way to the top with a collar necklace… a simple cropped tee with a ton of jewelry, a flowy feminine top with a pair of ankle booties. It all works. I think the zippers are my favorite parts — especially the ones at the bottom. I love them worn unzipped for a slightly flared look.

vegan leather hooded jacket

Vegan Leather Hooded Motorcycle Jacket

The (removable) hood on this jacket makes it super casual — a great piece to pair with some slouchy harem pants and sneakers… and maybe a beanie on top of your head. I love the fact that the collar is slightly pliable — you can maneuver it in any direction to give the look a bit more of an edge.

Black and white jeans on door

White jeans, leather side

Vegan Leather Trim Skinny

These pants simply blow my mind. I don’ t know how our designers do it. Such a simple look, but an incredible idea. Skinny jeans with a pleated vegan leather trimming on the sides. You don’t need much to make an outfit with these — just a plain, loose black or white tee and a great pair of black ankle boots.

Free People vegan leather studded tote bag

Cree Vegan Tote

Finally, this bag. This is the kind of bag I’d take with me on a weekend trip from Philly to New York. Just the right size to hold my essentials and maybe a change of clothes, and the allover studding makes for endless interest. This bag looks great with a printed bohemian dress and a floppy hat.

Which of these pieces are you lusting after? You can see our whole assortment of vegan items here: Go Vegan.

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Gita -November 19, 2013, 9:43AM

I feel the same way – as long as I’m wearing something leathery, I feel so über cool :). If it is vegan leather of course everything gets even better.
Totally digging the jacket.


Annejelina -November 19, 2013, 9:56AM

I was so happy when I first discovered that FP was making vegan leather clothing, you guys rock! I especially love those vegan leather pants, very Jim Morrison <3
xoxo Annejelina

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Liz -November 19, 2013, 9:58AM

Would you mind explaining what vegan leather is, exactly? As in, what is it made of? Google kind of confused me. I am sure there are various types. Any info you have would be most welcome. I hope this doesn’t seem too silly of a question. Thanks!

Justino -November 19, 2013, 10:45AM

I love all of this especially those vegan leather pants … They will make a band t extra special!!!

barb -November 19, 2013, 12:15PM

My impression is that they are plastic coated fabric, but maybe there are other kinds?

Juliette Laura -November 19, 2013, 1:09PM

Vegan leather makes me very happy. I absolutely adore this. It looks so genuine! Adore the pants!

xo, Juliette Laura

Kay -November 19, 2013, 1:13PM

I still adore my vegan leather jacket I bought from FP 3 years ago. It’s an amazing quality and I get so many compliments every time I have it on in NYC. Thank you guys for introducing a cruelty free style.

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -November 19, 2013, 2:37PM

Those white leather pants are insane!!!!! Love :)

Laurel -November 19, 2013, 2:46PM

Soo happy you guys carry vegan leather! More vegan shoes, please! Good vegan boots are such a hard find.

Michelle Collins -November 20, 2013, 10:13AM

I love all of them! I already have a vegan leather jacket from Free People that I get loads of compliments on every time I wear it.

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