Hi ladies -- I've just joined this forum in the past couple of days and am having a hard time doing anything else but reading post after post after post. I am learning so much from you all and am so grateful. But I haven't yet seen anyone mention this issue. I'm a vegetarian, for ethical reasons. This is my personal choice, and I don't try to proselytize or convert anyone to the cause. For me, though, I have a hard time justifying participating in the slaughter of animals to eat or wear when I have other options readily available. I have made exceptions on occasion when the item was just too lovely to resist (like the fabulous periwinkle Ann Taylor satchel I bought a couple of springs ago), but I end up feeling queasy that I'm consciously and voluntarily wearing the skin of another creature on my arm or my back. Based on that preface, I suspect you already know what I'm about to talk about: I'm having a very hard time finding attractive bags that are non-leather. Most of the gorgeous bags that I've seen and read about on this forum are all- or part-leather; I drool over them (like the cobalt HH Havana Hobo ), but would be very uncomfortable carrying them. Can anyone recommend any sources of non-leather bags that are good-looking and high-quality? I'd be thrilled to hear about vinyl bags, nylon/microfiber bags, cotton canvas bags . . . anything that won't involve the guilt factor. Thanks in advance.