Impress your friends with your cruelty free shoe collection this spring and summer and show them that fashion can easily be compassionate. It’s all about choices and we make it simple for you to wear the latest styles without the guilt of leather. One of our favorite vegan sandals this season is the Haarp Vegan Wedge by Madden Girl. An intricate geometric laser cut design makes these fashion forward sandals pop. You’ll love the faux wood wedge heel with faux leather cap and the gorgeous cognac color makes these vegan sandals the perfect versatile pair. They’ll look stunning with a bold colored mini dress or your favorite pair of cut off jeans and a simple tank.

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It’s not all about height with these adorable flat vegan sandals. The Mel Fresh IV Black Vegan Flats combine comfort and unique style for the ultimate slip on summer shoe. A trendy d’orsay design is completed with a perfect red vinyl heart and the peep toe will show off your favorite shade of cruelty free nail polish. We think these vegan sandals would look smart dressed up or down and will look sweet with those heart shaped sunnies you’ve been dying to wear.

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Cork is eco friendly, light weight and a great choice of material for this semi-dressy wedge. The Nautic Natural Vegan Wedge Sandals offer a simple design with lots of texture for a fun look. We love the criss cross macrame straps and the gold tone studs are the perfect accent. So easy to slip off for a quick dip in the pool. Pair these darlings with a simple sundress and an over sized straw hat.

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Oka-B is founded on the principle that fashion and comfort should never be mutually exclusive. Imagine a vegan shoe that not only looks great with every outfit but feels great with every step. A vegan shoe that’s recyclable, waterproof and made in the USA.

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Slip into the Brooke Vegan Slingbacks Flats in Sunflower Yellow or Dove Grey. You’ll love how lightweight yet durable the Brooke is. They’re easy to clean, simply wash in your dishwasher to sanitize and freshen without causing fading. The perfect work to play staple in your cruelty free wardrobe.

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Sleek and slimming with a gentle massaging arch, the Taylor Vegan Flats are this year’s must have shoe. The Taylor embodies the essence of class with its clean, chic look to complement your style. So comfortable, so effortless, it’s the only ballet flat you’ll ever wear again. Taylor is available in Coral Pink or Licorice Black.

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These darling vegan ballet flats with bows will make you feel every bit the star and add an extra something to even the simplest of outfits. The Lily Vegan Ballet Flats are a perfect fit for even the most demanding of fashionistas! Featuring an ergonomic footbed enhanced with massage beads to pamper feet with every step. Enjoy the Lily in Blush Nude or Licorice Black.

Big Buddha creates stylish vegan leather handbags for ethical women. Here are our favorite styles from the Spring 2014 Collection.

If you’re in need of a sturdy, structured everyday vegan bag you’ll love the Tristen Taupe Vegan Shoulder Bag. The front zip pockets will hold your quick access essentials like your Beauty Without Cruelty lipstick and a pack of gelatin-free gummy bears. This convertible vegan bag has a single should strap as well as an adjustable and removable messenger strap. A slightly textured faux leather exterior in taupe lends a classy look to this versatile vegan bag. The Tristen is also available in Black.

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Vegan fashionistas will adore the stylish Alycee Turquoise Vegan Shoulder Bag. It’s easy to stay organized with this multi-pocket vegan bag. Three top zip closures open to separate sections allowing you to access all your items with ease. The exterior side pockets are perfect for your cell phone or other electronics. The highlight of this chic vegan bag is the gorgeous woven gold detailing and the contrast of bright turquoise and subtle tan faux leather. The Alycee is also available in Black.

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The Viola Black Vegan Shoulder Bag offers just the right amount of edgy and chic. A chain strap, gold hardware and a decorative tassel detail accent this vegan bag perfectly. Double handles allow you to carry this convertible bag over the shoulder. Two front zip pockets give quick access to your essentials like your mid-afternoon protein bar when you’re on the go. The Viola is also available in Taupe.

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Relax and enjoy a day of lounging by the pool in an over sized straw sun hat, your favorite sun glasses and the Annalise Vegan Wedge Sandals. Their brightly colored multi-striped fabric upper compliments the natural woven fiber wedge heel. Just the right amount of movie star glam while being an easy to slip on, comfortable sandal.

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A kiss of citrus for your lips, the Fresh Squeezed Juice Collection is a vitamin packed way to perfect your pout. Moisturizing essential oils straight from the grove keep your lips smooth and hydrated. You’ll love the deliciously refreshing flavors including Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit Juice, Limeade and Orange Juice. Apply before sipping your favorite fruity cocktail. 100% vegan and never tested on animals!

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Protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun with a huge striped beach umbrella and the Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunscreen. Green Tea, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E are an antioxidant packed boost to nourish your skin. The light weight lotion is water-resistant, paraben-free and won’t clog your pores so it’s perfect for your face and body. The best way to moisturize while fighting signs of aging!

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Keep all your pool side essentials stored in the sweet Eva Shark Reversible Vegan Tote Bag. The light weight natural canvas is eco friendly and easy to clean. A large kangaroo pocket, accessible from both sides of this reversible bag, is the perfect place to store your phone, sunscreen and lip balms. Large enough to carry your beach towel or some healthy snacks and your favorite book.

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A day of fun in the sun with frequent dips in the pool requires a stay-put mascara that won’t smear or streak. The Beauty Without Cruelty Waterproof Mascara will give you bold lashes in Cocoa or Black.  The long-lasting, smudge-resistant formula is gentle and fragrance free. The perfectly shaped wand will lengthen and define each lash for a glamorous look with little effort. A must-have cruelty free mascara that’s sure to last the day.

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Alternative Outfitters is your one stop shop for back to school accessories that are fashion forward and cruelty free!  We carry fashionable alternatives to leather shoes, handbags, wallets and more.  So whether you’re expanding your vegan wardrobe or  you’re a newbie and need to fill your closet with the cutest styles of back to school fashions, we’ve got you covered.

Madden Girl Armie Black Vegan Boot

Madden Girl Armie Black Vegan Boot

It’s time to enlist the Madden Girl’s menswear-inspired vintage lace-up vegan ankle boots for your all-weather wardrobe! Perfect for adding structure to any outfit. These faux leather beauties come in black or brown and would look perfect over leggings. With a boot for every occasion you don’t want to miss out on perusing our full Vegan Boot Collection.

Madden Girl Tremor Brown Vegan Oxford

Madden Girl Tremor Brown Vegan Oxford

These vegan oxfords by Madden Girl are so light and comfortable they will have you walking on air! A classic shoe that will never go out of style, these vegan leather flats will be your go to shoes for Fall. A girl can never have enough shoes so be sure to browse our full selection of flats, heels, wedges and more.

Pets@Work Kam Kam Cat Khaki Vegan Cross Body Bag

Pets@Work Kam Kam Cat Khaki Vegan Cross Body Bag

Carry it all in this ridiculously adorable cotton cross body bag from Pets @ Work. Featuring Kam Kam the cat in a peek-a-boo style front pocket.  You’ll have room for all your necessities when you carry this khaki colored bag. Cross body bags not your thing? Take a peek at the rest of Vegan Handbags to find something you’ll love.

PopMolly Marshmallow Cream Recycled Rubber Vegan MAXI Bag

PopMolly Marshmallow Cream Recycled Rubber Vegan MAXI Bag

Be the envy of your friends with this PopMolly handbag.  Created using recycled rubber to form a high end quilted bag. You’ll love that it’s eco friendly and vegan as well as transformable. The chain strap can be hidden away so you can carry it as a clutch. Double up the chain to use as a shoulder bag or use at it’s full length for a cross body style when you’re on the go. Want to be more “green” this season? View our Eco Friendly category for more sustainable fashions.

EcoTools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Vegan Powder Brush

EcoTools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Vegan Powder Brush

It might be time to replace your makeup brushes and start fresh! With 100% cruelty free bristles that sit safely tucked away when not in use, the retractable kabuki is perfect for tossing in your bag.  Use this versatile brush to apply bronzer, blush, powder or luminizer. And don’t forget to check out our full selection of Vegan Cosmetics to ensure you snag the perfect lipstick or a new eye shadow shade.

At Alternative Outfitters we make choosing cruelty free cosmetics easy.  If you’re looking for natural, healthy makeup and skin care products that are free of animal ingredients and never tested on animals you’ll want to view our selection of vegan beauty products. With everything from shampoos and conditioners to mascara, lip balm and  moisturizers you’re sure to find the perfect products that suite you. Here are a few of our favorite products:

Looking for a vegan lip balm that won’t burst your bubble with animal ingredients? These yummy bubbly flavorful balms won’t leave you with a sticky face behind, only the unforgettable taste of that classic confection with the naturally delicious and nostalgic flavor you’ll always remember! They are great anytime of year to keep your lips feeling nice and soft!

Crazy Rumors Gumball Lip Balms

Crazy Rumors Gumball Lip Balms

Vegan mascara doesn’t get any healthier than this from option from Ecco Bella. Mascara in as pure a formula as you can buy. Based on clay and iron oxides, they leave out the lacquer, shellac and alcohol. This heavenly mascara lengthens lashes to their longest, without heavy clumps. Its water resistant, but not waterproof, so it’s easy to remove.

Ecco Bella Natural Vegan Mascara

Ecco Bella Natural Vegan Mascara

Alba offers this delectable coconut milk vegan moisturizing cream for those who want to indulge their senses. The ideal libation for parched skin, this coconut milk body cream smooths and nourishes. Enriching tropical emollients from coconut, shea, kukui, and macadamia absorb instantly for touchably soft skin. Aloe, vanilla and Vitamin E kick up the care factor. Bye-bye dry. Hypo-allergenic.

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream - Coconut Milk

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream – Coconut Milk

This vegan leave in conditioner from Alba will rejuvenate your lifeless locks. Rosemary, kelp extracts and jojoba oil help strengthen limp, dull hair. This lightweight conditioner, with vitamin-rich passion fruit, creates full volume and an abundant, healthy appearance without frizz and flyaways.

Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner

Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner

Looking for a shoe that will never go out of style? Slip into a pair of vegan oxfords! Fashioned from animal friendly faux leather, these shoes allow you to embrace a cruelty free lifestyle while still being on trend. The simple design makes for a versatile shoe so you can pair them with skinnies, dresses, shorts etc.  Here are our top 4 vegan oxfords:

Madden Girl Tremor Brown Vegan Oxford

Madden Girl Tremor Brown Vegan Oxford

Madden Girl Tremor Brown Vegan Oxford:

These cognac vegan oxfords by Madden Girl are so light and comfortable they will have you walking on air! Wingtip style lace-ups are perfect for the office or school. We love the slightly distressed vegan leather which gives them a vintage feel.

Madden Girl Tremor Black Vegan Oxford

Madden Girl Tremor Black Vegan Oxford

Madden Girl Tremor Black Vegan Oxford:

If black is more your style you’ll fall in love with these vegan shoes. The same classic wingtip design with a round toe, padded footbed for comfort, 8 eyelet lace-up front with black laces and a man made sole.

Brown Laceless Women's Vegan Oxfords

Brown Laceless Women’s Vegan Oxfords

Brown Laceless Women’s Vegan Oxfords:

Skip the laces and slip into these vintage style brown oxfords. They feature a cap toe and secure lace-less design which has been sewn in place for comfort and fit.  Wear these vegan oxfords with jeans for a casual yet trendy look for your next weekend trip to the Farmer’s Market or brunch with friends.

Black Floral Vegan Oxford Shoes

Black Floral Vegan Oxford Shoes

Black Floral Vegan Oxford Shoes:

These sweet vegan oxfords are a must have! The floral tapestry detail softens the classic oxford, making it perfect for wearing with a pretty spring dress or shorts. These vegan shoes have laces, a rubber sole and a lightly padded foot-bed for comfort.  We love the slightly pointed toe giving these vegan oxfords a dressier look than the classic round toe style.

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