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Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories

It's not easy to be a fashion-conscious vegan when every bag, belt and shoe seems to involve calfskin, suede or python. But after some serious sleuthing we came up with a shortlist of animal-friendly options all so chic, no one need know they're "faux." (Read Dana Wood's story, "Trials of a fashion-loving vegan-in-training HERE.")

  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
  • Online Exclusive: The Best Vegan-friendly Accessories -
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    Buckle up: These city slickers are just one of many covetable styles from the new Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa Shoes collection, made from sustainable plastic. $80, nimli.com.

    April 2009

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    Very “Jackie O in Capri,” if only Jackie had been a vegan. $99, olsenhaus.com.

    April 2009

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    From Christian Louboutin to Giuseppe Zanotti, cork-soled footwear doesn’t scream “crunchy” like it used to. These four-inch heels by Neu Aura have rubber bottoms, upping the wear ‘em all day factor. $129, neuaura.com.

    April 2009

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    Don’t let the cheeky style names (like the sparkly black “Bull” featured here) fool you—all Mink shoes are 100 percent cruelty-free. $355, minkshoes.com.

    April 2009

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    Monster bags were all over spring runways. This cheerful number, fashioned from lightweight, crinkly faux leather, offers all the requisite room and vavoom—minus a good 10 pounds. Matt & Nat, $325, mattandnat.com, or nordstrom.com.

    April 2009

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    Just the thing for the urban girl who needs a bag big enough to stash her high heels en route to the party, from Marc by Marc Jacobs. $208, saks.com.

    April 2009

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    Equipped with a removable chain, this buttery-smooth faux leather Vivi for Elezar clutch can double as shoulder bag. $196, elezar.com.

    April 2009

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    April showers bring adorable, flower-strewn nylon zipper wallets from beloved Brit bag designer Orla Kiely. $99, revolveclothing.com.

    April 2009

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    This slinky palladium Michael Kors waist-cincher is billed as a “trouser belt.” We say: wear it with everything you own. $295, neimanmarcus.com.

    April 2009

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    Here’s something fab to get all wrapped-up in: Marc Jacobs’s ultra-versatile Lurex and linen sash. $195, to order at Saks Fifth Avenue, 888.551.SAKS.

    April 2009

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    It’s hard to find high-quality makeup brushes that don’t involve a formerly living creature. This compact Christopher Drummond Beauty set includes six user-friendly tools for face, eyes, and lips made of super-soft synthetic bristles. $34.95, christopherdrummond.com.

    April 2009

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    A wonderland of guilt-free goodies, BabyCakes has been a favorite of Gothamites for years. And with the May debut of owner Erin McKenna’s new cookbook, vegan sweet-tooths across the land can get their fix. BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery $24, amazon.com.

    April 2009

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    Crafted from light-as-a-feather cashmere, this Stella McCartney frock (which does double-duty as a tunic) is the perfect transition piece for bridging the seasons in style. $1,145, at Bergdorf Goodman New York, select Neiman Marcus stores, and Stella McCartney New York and Los Angeles.

    April 2009

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