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10 cruelty-free fall coats!

From PETA.ORG. Click on the UNDERLINED name of each coat (next to the number) and blue text to order coats and see more great fashion! Cruelty-free means animal-free! Yay!

– R.T.

When it’s time to shop for a new fall coat, you want one that isn’t too heavy or too light. And you definitely want one that isn’t made from skin or fur that has been ripped off the backs of animals!

Here are some of our favorite stylish and cruelty-free options — happy shopping!

1. Woven Crosshatch Trench Coat by Forever 21

F21 Trench

We love this fall trench with a touch of detective chic. This coat is available to order online only.

2. Faux Fur Lined MA1 Bomber Jacket by Topshop

Top Shop

Fuzzy lining makes this jacket extra-warm for the changing fall weather.

3. The James in Waxed Canvas by Vaute Couture

Vaute Coat

Vaute Couture is a truly awesome all-vegan clothing company for men and women. This jacket is made from waxed canvas that “looks better with age” and “becomes a one of a kind piece over time.” Plus, it’s wind- and water-resistant. Sounds good to us! Available in several colors, including Havana, gray, navy, olive, ivory, and black.

4. Winterberry Tart Coat in Burgundy by Steve Madden

mod cloth coat

This coat by Steve Madden is available from online retailer ModCloth. We love the classic, feminine cut, and it’s also available in black.

5. Cecil Plush Tie Waist Coat by BB Dakota

BB Dakota

Available from Alternative Outfitters in purple and black, this coat will keep you cozy at a reasonable price point.

6. Long Coat in Pink by Jill Milan

Jill Milan

This pretty pink coat from another lovely all-vegan company is made from recycled materials. It is available to pre-order now and will ship in mid-October.

7. ’70s Longline Blazer by Topshop

Topshop tan coat

This retro-cool coat is made of a viscose and polyester blend and would also look cute with the sleeves rolled up.

8. Berlin There, Done That Jacket by ModCloth

Mod Cloth moto jacket

Keep your biker look cool, not cruel, with this chic vegan leather number.

9. Faraway Fields Grey Coat by Lulu’s


With a classic cut, sleek black buttons, and long side pockets, this is the perfect jacket to wear to the office or on a date. After you’re done swooning, why not order it?

10. The M-51 Fishtail Parka in Olive by Rothco

karmaloop jacket

This versatile jacket is made of 100 percent cotton and has a padded lining that can be removed, depending on how toasty you want to be. It’s available at Karmaloop.

Adorable novelty hand bags!

Cruelty-free, of course!  From PETA.ORG

For more info/to order items, click on blue text!   – R.T.

We love animals, and we love food. We also love purses. So we’re in full support of the trend that combines vegan purses with food and animal images. Whether you’re going back to school or want to make your coworkers jealous, here are 12 vegan bags — for ANY budget — that you must have to make a statement any time of the year!

This doughnut bag looks good enough to eat:


And yes, like the best doughnuts, it’s vegan.

This raccoon bag is too adorbs:


Look at that face. That face is cute. You should carry around a bag with a picture of that cute face. It’s logic.

Every true cat lady (or cat dude!) must have this:


MeeeeewowGet it here.

This bag TRULY makes a statement:


Wear this and boycott SeaWorld. Duh.

This glorious, glorious tofu bag is a must-have:


Tofu scramble, tofu tacos, tofu purse. Check, check, and check.

This elephant backpack that is 100 percent OK to carry around as an adult:


(Every time you wear this, remember tourge Ringling to retire its elephants from the circus NOW if you want to level up as a vegan. Just sayin’.)

This PB&J bag is obviously essential:

The PETA-approved vegan company Cykochik is now featuring one of our snack-time faves. No, the bag isn’t edible, but it is ridiculously cute.pbjbag

Faux for fall!



Fall is the perfect time of year to show the world how veganistas roll!

It’s the time of year when people are starting to stock up on sweaters and jackets.

Thankfully, cruelty-free clothing has spread like wildfire on the fashion scene, so ditching wool, leather, and fur has never been easier!

Layer your look with these cruelty-free sweaters and jackets from Lulu’s and, and you’ll be fabulously faux for fall.

On the road a lot?

Like me???? TAN FABULOUS SALON in Quinsigamond Village, on Greenwood Street, has a cool massage bed that lets you massage your cares away …

For as little as $5 (for several minutes of lying on this heaven-sent, sofa-looking machine) you can feel refreshed, replenished, renewed … and other R adjectives … as in RELAXED. Try it today!

– R. Tirella


Check out these cruelty-free summer shoes for men!

ZERO calves, cows or other animals were mutilated/killed to make these shoes for the boys! Pleather is a cool leather alternative that looks so chic . You can even find footwear made out of discarded yoga mats! How great is that?

Click on the shoes to see more styles and/or to place an order! From PETA.ORG

– R.T.

There are many great options for summery vegan shoes for men. Vans alone offers over 150 vegan shoe choices. Happy shopping!

1. The Lennon Buckle Down by People Footwear

People Footwear sandal

The Lennon features Soft-Touch lining for a comfortable, shock-absorbent walk on the beach.

2. Mercer Shoe by Huf


These classic canvas shoes really breathe in the hot summertime.

3. Yogi 3 by Sanuk


It’s called the Yogi 3 because the foot bed is literally made from a yoga mat. We’re in.

4. Beta Sandal

vegan shoes2

Perfect for the beach, these vegan sandals, made with love in Spain, can be ordered here.

5. Vans Checkerboard Slip-On

Vans slip on shoe

This classic design comes in five colors, and you can also check out the vegan shoe page on the company’s website, which features 188 shoe styles.

6. Sutter by Huf


Why not navy blue? Every good man needs a navy blue shoe.

7. Canyon Bison From Malibu Sandals

Moo Shoes Sandals

Available through MooShoes, a vegan footwear retailer, this woven sandal is also waterproof—take that, leather!

8. Canvas Old Skool Shoe by Vans

Old school vans

This style comes in seven colors, so get shopping.

9. Vegan Custom Made Oxford Style Shoe by The White Pariah Shop

the white pariah oxford shoe

This canvas and rubber shoe is made to order, because you’re special.

10. Shoes Like Pottery by Moonstar


This Japanese shoe comes in six colors as a low top and two as a high top.

11. Moab Slip On

vegan men shoe

If you wear the soles down on this shoe, fret not—you can re-sole them and keep on walking.

12. Cruz Shoe by Ahnu

Cruz shoe for men

This shoe claims to be extremely comfortable, and we believe it.

Spread the good (vegan) word by sharing this list with all your male friends!


More summer fashion …

… from the Worcester Historical Museum, located at 30 Elm Street, in Worcester! I visited the museum yesterday … they have an adorable gift shop in their lobby! Filled with all things Worcester: books, buttons, tee shirts, cards, coffee mugs, games! Great gifts! And their sales are the best! Items go for $1, $2, $3!

WHM also runs the Salisbury Mansion, once the digs of super-rich Woo industrialist Steve Salisbury. (Did they name that wretched steak after him, too?!)

Salisbury Mansion
4O Highland Street, Worcester

Worcester Historical Museum
Gallery Hours:

TUE – SAT 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4th Thursday 10:00 AM-8:30 PM

WHM Library Hours:

WED – SAT 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4th Thursday 10:00 AM-8:30 PM

Salisbury Mansion Hours:

THU – SAT 1 pm – 4 pm

– R. Tirella

Lifeguards Chatting on the Beach, July 18, 1951
Life guards chatting … (love her pose!)

Kittredge Family - Swimming (c. 1900)
The Kittredge family!