5 Brands Offering Stylish Vegan Shoes for the Office

stylish vegan shoes for the office“Stylish” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vegan footwear, but in 2017, it’s definitely possible to find stylish vegan shoes for the office — in all sorts of styles, from pumps to boots to flats.

Reader L recently asked:

Are there any non-leather, stylish and well-wearing shoes out there? I’m a vegetarian and don’t buy leather, but all the man-made or vegan shoes I buy either don’t wear well (usually not longer than a season) or look like pilgrim shoes. I know there are great companies like Matt & Nat who make amazing bags, but I haven’t been able to find a well-made, vegan pump!

In our last post rounding up brands for the stylish vegan professional, we featured several vegan shoe brands, including Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, and Beyond Skin (along with a few vegan clothing and handbag brands), but to answer Reader L’s question, we’re expanding on that a bit today by featuring several more brands recommended by readers (and by some vegan/vegetarian friends) that are great bets for stylish vegan dress shoes. (We last did a roundup of vegan, non-leather shoes for the professional woman in 2010!) The shoes we’re featuring today are affordable, too — plenty are under $100. (By the way, for weekend vegan shoes: Birkenstock recently introduced a vegan collection, some of it for sale at Zappos.) Which are your favorite stylish vegan shoes for the office? What are the brands that you’ve found to wear well and really last? 

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Clockwise from top left: Ballerina Flats, $99 / Victoria, $59.99 (sale) / Nira, $79.99 (sale)

In addition to the brands below, also worth a mention is MooShoes, which has a huge selection of cruelty-free shoes, bags, etc., both online and at their stores in NYC (Lower East Side) and LA (Silver Lake); the brands they carry include Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, Novacas, Bhava, Ahimsa, Melissa, and Bourgeois Boheme.

Here are 5 brands offering stylish vegan shoes for the office:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Jane Brown Trousers

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m always happy to see bootcut trousers coming back in fashion because they’re a very flattering look for a lot of women. I’ve never heard of this brand, Sentimental NY (apparently they specialize in “cocktail, evening dresses and much more”), but these pants are getting good reviews and they’re only $82. I kind of like this bright, happy blue — it’s called “new navy” but I’d say it’s more of a marine blue — and these also come in black. They’re hand washable, which means that you could probably use the hand wash cycle on your washer. The pants are available in sizes 0–14 at Nordstrom. Jane Brown Trousers

Here’s a plus-size option at White House | Black Market.

Psst: Check out our guide to what to buy for work in the Nordstrom fall sale!

Psst2: I’m traveling today and tomorrow, Kate has jury duty, so the moderation queue may be a bit slow these next two days – thank you in advance for your patience!

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I like the slim cut of this Reiss suit, as well as the classic suiting wool, and in general it just looks like a great way to bring the red trend into your workwear. If you’re curious about what to wear with burgundy besides neutrals like white, black, and navy, I always like light blue with it — like a light blue button-front or a light blue lightweight sweater. Even a cobalt would look nice with this — you’d be surprised at how versatile it is. The jacket (Atlee Jacket) is $445, and the pants (Atlee trousers) are $245. Not pictured: a matching skirt and dress.

Here’s an affordable option at NY&Co and a plus-size option.

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Tips for Women on How to Buy a Car

how to buy a car as a womanWhat has been your experience buying a car as a woman — and what shared wisdom can you impart to other women just setting out to buy a car? If you went to the dealership with a male significant other or friend, did the salesperson mostly speak with him while ignoring you? Did you feel like the salesperson was being condescending? Did the salesperson assume you didn’t know anything about cars (whether or not that’s true)? And if it is the the case (no judgment from this non–car expert!), did you feel like you were taken advantage of as a customer? Or, did you feel you weren’t treated differently as a woman, and everything went great?

With the 2018 car models now available in showrooms — and because the next two months are an excellent time to buy a car — we thought it’d be a great time to discuss how to buy a car. We haven’t had a lot of posts about car-buying (there have been many good discussions in threadjacks), although we’ve previously talked about the issue of whether to buy a fancy car to impress clients and, on our blog for working moms, we’ve talked about how to choose the best family car for you (Swagger Wagon, anyone?).

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Ponte Knit Blazer

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This blazer from Talbots seems like a nice basic blazer — it has sort of a fitted, shrunken look to it and a lot of darts for a good fit. I’m not always a fan of shiny gold buttons, but if you aren’t either, that’s an easy swap. It has a welt pocket on the chest and angled besom pockets on the front, as well as interior contrast piping, which is always nice — and a polka dot lining. There are a lot of ponte blazers out there, and we rounded them up in our post on five great blazers under $50, but something about this one looks great. It comes in three size ranges — misses, petite, and woman — for $149. Ponte Knit Blazer – Indigo Blue Heathered

(Wondering what the greatest hits are at Talbots? Check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Talbots.)

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Coffee Break: Dorothy Flex Pump

This pump from Michael Michael Kors is getting awesome reviews. It comes in the pictured olive suede as well as taupe suede, black leather, and black with a gold star pattern. I always like olive with navy and/or cobalt, but that’s me. It’s $98.95 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 5–11. (Oooh, note that Amazon has lucky sizes available in other colors, including — be still my heart — a purple suede.) Dorothy Flex Pump

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