Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Want some stylish vegan boots ate 40% off?  You got it!  Grab a pair of faux leather riding boots or  “UGG” style faux shearling boots.  We also have black rubber rain boots and cognac cowboy boots!  Get your vegan boot fix without breaking the bank when you shop our Vegan Boot Clearance Sale!

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Instead of struggling to locate animal friendly products at your local mall this holiday season, shop with Alternative Outfitters online for all you’re cruelty-free gifts!  Avoid the crowds and the disappointing lack of vegan items.  Here’s a list of great stocking stuffer ideas perfect for the vegan woman on your list!

Bungalow360 Penguin Canvas Vegan Wallet

Vegan Wallets:  We carry a large variety of faux leather, canvas and hemp wallets.

Louis Arden Women's Metallic Purple and Silver Vegan Watch

Vegan Watches:  Enjoy a stylish watch with a non-leather band in assorted designs and colors.

Ivory Beret Style Knit Vegan Cap

Vegan Hats:  The latest styles of faux wool and faux cashmere hats to keep you warm

Christy Robinson Mini Vegan Bunny Pendant Necklace

Vegan Jewelry: The popular Christy Robinson necklaces are eco-friendly with a cruelty-free message and design.

Fluff Tattoo Pug Animal Friends Luggage Tag

Vegan Luggage Tags: These faux leather tags are perfect for luggage or as a unique way to label gifts for the holidays.

Black Long Faux Cashmere Scarf

Vegan Scarves:  Assorted faux cashmere and faux wool scarves in several styles and colors to keep you cozy this winter.

Black Reindeer Knit Fingerless Gloves

Vegan Gloves:  Warm your hands with wool-free gloves that allow the use of your fingers with removable mitten caps.

Crazy Rumors Brew Lip Balms

Vegan Cosmetics:  Never tested on animals and always free of animal by-products.

Nature's Gate Oh What A Night Walnut Overnight Hydrator

Vegan Skin Care:  Luxurious products to soothe and delight your skin that are 100% vegan.

Alba Leave In Conditioner

Vegan Hair Care:  Moisturize, style and cleanse your hair with these cruelty-free products.

Cruelty-Free Bunny Pink Fleece Pants

Vegan Apparel:  Lounge in cozy cruelty-free pants or sport a vegan message tee.

Alternative Outfitters Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate:  Too many amazing vegan products for you to pick from?  Send a gift certificate by mail or email.

Alternative Outfitters Holiday Gift Wrap

Gift Wrap:  Have any item gift wrapped in beautiful silver snowflake paper, wrapped with red ribbon, topped with a bow and shipped to the recipient along with a personalized gift card for just $5!

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Co-owner of Alternative Outfitters, Jackie Horrick, was a featured guest on the Live Natural Live Well Blog Talk Radio Series by Doc Heather Lounsbury today. They discussed Jackie’s “ah ha” moment when she became vegetarian and then later vegan, the environmental impact that the leather industry has on the planet, the fashionable cruelty-free offerings that Alternative Outfitters has to offer this holiday season, and much more! If you listen carefully, you will even receive a coupon code for 15% Off on your entire order at AO through December 25th, 2011. Click HERE to listen to the interview.

Doc Heather Lounsbury

Jackie of AO and Clover The Beagle


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I recently discovered a fun little Korean Bistro in my neighborhood and I wanted to share it with you. They have quite a few vegan options and the food is fairly healthy and a little more upscale then your typical order-at-the-counter place.  It’s called CHAM Korean Bistro and if you are looking for a fun little modern place to have some interesting vegan Korean food, this is the place to go.  I blew it and didn’t get a list of all the vegan options, but the staff is very knowledgeable and they seem to have access to all the ingredients, so you can just ask. Here is a link to the menu and most of the items are self explanatory (but of course there can be hidden animal ingredients, so it’s always good to ask).  I shared a couple of dishes and the food really surprised me.

We started with the Tofu Crouton Salad. There are not actual croutons in the salad, but little fried squares of tofu that were perfectly fried.  It included butter lettuce, a small amount of sautéed kale, spicy sunflower seeds and a black sesame vinaigrette.

Tofu Crouton Salad

Tofu Crouton Salad

We then had the Sizzling Hot Bibimbap with seared tofu which came with white or brown rice perfectly seared on the bottom of the cast iron skillet. It was a really large portion and would be a huge meal for just one person (although we all know that vegans can EAT!). The food was fresh and prepared well and even though I was full, it was hard to stop eating.

Sizzling Hot Bibimbap

Sizzling Hot Bibimbap with Tofu

The other plus to this restaurant is that they offer wine and beer. Gotta love that. So, next time you are in Pasadena and looking for something a little bit different than your “usual”, try CHAM.

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Linea in Black: Clutch Style

Just in time for Spring comes this flirty floral mini messenger bag! The Linea Vegan Handbag is blooming with style and features a faux leather exterior and messenger strap.  This fun and functional bag can transform into a clutch when you add the additional small strap.  Clip both ends of the strap to one side and it transforms again into a wristlet!

Being both versatile and feminine without being overly dressy, it’s the perfect all day, everyday bag.  Wear it out to the market, messenger style, during the day and carry it to your favorite vegan restaurant as a clutch later that evening.  Finish the night at your favorite wine bar with a summery dress and the Linea carried as a wristlet.

Inside you’ll find a zippered pocket and open pouch pocket to store your cell phone and cruelty free cosmetics.  A slim vegan card case would pair pefectly with this compact vegan handbag.  The Linea comes in fuchsia pink, lemon yellow or bold black and retails for $39.00.

Linea in Yellow: Mini Messenger Style

Linea in Pink: Wristlet Style

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HempStar wallets are free from toxins.  Hemp is the Earth’s #1 natural renewable resource! It save’s our environment by rebuilding the top soil and has been proven to have a direct positive effect on global weather systems.  Check out the two new styles including YinYang Forest Green and Mayan Forest Green.

Blue Q designs and manufacturers cute, fun, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products.  Blue Q makes their bags and wallets from 95% recycled post consumer material. Plus, 1% of the sale of Blue Q bags goes to support the conservation work of The Nature Conservancy – a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.   There’s three new coin purse styles to choose from including Rainy Day Fund, Cat Butt and My 2 Cents.

Dynomighty Designs are unique eco friendly wallets made from Tyvek; a recyclable, tear-resistant, water-resistant and expandable material.  The wallets are constructed from a single sheet of Tyvek and folded in an origami design that creates a strong and durable design.  We have six new styles to choose from including Mighty Mouse, Black Plaid, Taxi, Lumberjack, In Flight and Superman.

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Shiraleah’s Spring 2011 Collection is available now!  Enjoy the colors of the season with pretty pinks, earthy browns, luscious yellows and tropical greens.  Made from super soft faux leather in hip styles with plenty of room for all your essential items. 

These vegan handbags say that no animal needs to die for the sake of fashion.  You can have a beautiful textured leather look without the cruelty of using skin.  And as animal friendly materials gain popularity due to the lower cost, durability and stylish look it makes it easier for us to offer a large variety of super stylish vegan friendly bags.

Shiraleah also offers cute faux leather wallets and card cases to organize the inside of your handbag as well as super cute clutches for days when your traveling light.

Grier Hibiscus Vegan Hobo

Grier Stone Grey Vegan Satchel

Lotta Mimosa Vegan Hobo Bag

Luella Cognac Vegan Cross Body Bag

Savannah Green Vegan Cross Body Pouch

Sonora Hibiscus Vegan Hobo Bag

Luella Cognac Vegan Tote

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