New York City's Vegan Clothing Stores

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart | Photo courtesy of Julia Cawley/VAUTE
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart | Photo courtesy of Julia Cawley/VAUTE
Photo of Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor22 November 2017

This Thanksgiving, people in the Empire State will celebrate in clothing that allows for healthy feasting. You want to look chic yet maintain your comfort, as you gobble away on the season’s traditional fare. However, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you might also want to dress in cruelty-free clothing.

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For folks who don’t like to eat their animal friends, there are stores in New York City that offer vegan and cruelty-free fashion, so you don’t have to wear them either. You can dress woke and look fashionable at the same time by shopping at the following New York vegan clothing stores. Find a range of looks for him and her, from casual to luxe, which are fabricated without any animal by-products. Many of these stores also engage in tenets of sustainable fashion when it comes to sourcing materials, working conditions for employees, and leaving less of a carbon footprint. In short, these are New York’s stores to shop if you value ethics in fashion.

1.) VAUTE Couture

VAUTE (V for vegan + haute) is a high-fashion vegan label, founded in the Lower East Side. Using innovative, high-tech sustainable textiles, the brand offers everything from cocktail dresses to coats that are all 100% cruelty-free as well as cut and sewn locally in the United States.

114 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002, (917) 388-3995

2.) Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney prides itself on being the world’s only vegetarian luxury fashion brand. Find collections for women, men, and children, as well as accessories, shoes, and fragrances. A member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, the label is part of a union of companies that work together to improve working conditions all over the world.

112 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012, (212) 255-1556

3.) MooShoes

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From sneakers to heels, this vegan shoe retailer has got your ethical footwear covered. If you’re vegan you don’t just talk the talk, you walk the walk in MooShoes.

78 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, (212) 254-6512

4.) Unis

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Understated and utility menswear defines the Unis brand, which only works with responsible ethical production. Designer, Eunice Lee, founded the brand in 2000 with a New York flagship. You can also shop the brand online. Find mostly T-shirts and chinos, as well as vegan shoes. All trimmings like buttons are also vegan, so you can shop with a conscious.

226 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012, (212) 625-3396

5.) Habit

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Located on Park Slope’s trendy 5th Avenue shopping strip, Habit offers a carefully curated selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and candles, all of which are 100% vegan. You’ll also find a collection of books by local authors. Prices are mid-range, and drop even lower during seasonal sales.

137 5th Avenue, New York, NY 11217 (718) 399-7467

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