It’s no secret that those of us at PurseBop love leather handbags. But we’re also huge Stella McCartney fans, and we respect the brand’s dedication to sustainability and commitment to using animal-free alternatives throughout their collections. So even though we love leather, we can fully get behind Stella McCartney’s signature faux leather bag: the Falabella.
The Falabella is a true “It” Bag—seriously, look at the celebrity sightings below!—with a rocker-chic vibe combined with a simple and elegant silhouette. The understated Falabella has been a big hit for years now (last summer it was one of the top 10 most searched for bags!). So, we thought it was finally time to provide a full reference guide on this Stella McCartney beauty.
History & Features
Ever since it was released in Stella McCartney’s Winter 2010 Collection, the Falabella has become a staple in fashionistas’ closets around the world. With prominent whipstitched hardware, the bag adds the perfect edgy touch to any outfit.
All Falabella materials are cruelty-free. The “leather” is vegan and does not contain PVC, while the lining is made of recycled nylon with a jacquard weave. While the material is synthetic, the craftsmanship is palpable. Sometimes, people don’t even realize that Falabella bags are leather-free! All Falabellas are made in Italy.
The Falabella is surprisingly versatile: it can be carried in the hand or worn over the shoulder. You can also fold it over and carry it as a clutch! In some ways, the bag plays different roles in different sizes. In the larger sizes, the Falabella is often used as an everyday slouchy tote that can easily spice up a casual outfit. In the smaller sizes, it’s the perfect evening bag.
The Falabella comes in 4 main sizes (though there are numerous other Falabella bag shapes that have strayed from the traditional design): tiny (18 x 18 x 7 cm), mini (26 x 26 x 10 cm), medium (36 x 36 x 7 cm), and big (43 x 43 x 11 cm). One of the most popular materials is a Stella McCartney signature: the leather substitute called “Shaggy Deer,” which is even more expensive to create than some leathers, and looks like a glossy, pebbled suede. The bag is also available in other artificial leathers, suede, and snakeskin, as well as denim.
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Stella McCartney Falabella Prices
*Prices listed in Stella McCartney’s signature Shaggy Deer
|Falabella Bag||Prices in USD|
|Stella McCartney Falabella Bag - Tiny||$705|
|Stella McCartney Falabella Bag - Mini||$870|
|Stella McCartney Falabella Bag - Medium||$1,025|
|Stella McCartney Falabella Bag - Big||$1,135|
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Tell us—now that you’ve seen the ins and outs of the Stella McCartney Falabella bag, are you as enamored as we are? Have you always had an opinion on the Falabella, or did this guide help you make up your mind? Would you add it to your wishlist? And what are your thoughts on buying luxury vegan leather? Let us know, we’re curious!
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