In talking about her new vegan shoe line, Natalie Portman reveals she often shops at Target to find vegan shoes:

"Basically, I [launched the line] out of a lack of choice. Stella McCartney does great shoes, but they’re expensive and very fashiony. I wanted a mary-jane shoe without leather. I’ve been getting stuff from Target, which is de facto vegan because it’s so cheap. But I did need some shoes that weren’t made of canvas or plastic."

Apparently, the cheaper the shoe, the more likely to be vegan? Is this just an easy way out (not leather = vegan?), or have others found that Target is a good place for legit vegan shoes/other items?

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