Stella McCartney Falabella
The Stella McCartney Falabella was released in the Winter Collection 2010 and has quickly become a favorite amongst fashionistas from all around the world. The Falabella is considered one of the signature pieces by Stella McCartney and gives off an inimitable rocker chic vibe.
Why is the Stella McCartney Falabella so special?
Stella McCartney, a vegetarian herself for many years, is known for her commitment to sustainability and uses only animal-free alternatives in her collections. The designs from the Stella McCartney Falabella range are thus among the few designer bags that are made of a leather alternative. The vegan “leather” contains no PVC and the lining is made of recycled nylon in a jacquard weave. Despite the synthetic material, the Falabella can hardly be distinguished from a real leather bag and stands out with its excellent workmanship.
The Stella McCartney Falabella is available in many different sizes as well as finishes. What they have in common, though, is the characteristic chain detail along the edges of the bag which also serves as a shoulder strap. One of the most popular materials is Stella McCartney’s signature leather alternative “Shaggy Deer” which has a shimmering, slightly roughened surface that looks very much like suede. The classic Falabella tote bag is also available as a fold over version which can be worn crossbody and is therefore perfect for everyday wear. Meanwhile, the Falabella range also includes backpacks, clutches and box bags.
With her designs, Stella McCartney proves:
“As a vegetarian brand, we never use leather, skin, fur or feathers. By taking this stance we are looking forward to making beautiful, luxurious products that are better for everyone – animals, people and the environment.”
How can the Stella McCartney Falabella be styled?
The Stella McCartney Falabella gives any look an effortless edgy touch and is surprisingly versatile: it can be worn over one shoulder, crossbody or folded as a clutch. In larger versions, in shopper or tote shape, the Stella McCartney Falabella is ideal for everyday wear and enhances simple outfits while providing space for all the necessities of everyday life as well as errands. In smaller versions, however, the Falabella is the perfect companion for the evening, whether it is for an elegant evening event or a party night.
Actress and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron is a big fan of the Stella McCartney Falabella and owns it in several different styles. Whether out and about with her children Jackson and August, at the airport or while running errands, the Stella McCartney Falabella tote bag in black is always by her side. During her spare time, the South African actress loves it rather simple and likes to combine the Falabella to laid-back looks in all-black or to light blue mom jeans, white tees and oversized, gray knit cardigans. On the red carpet, however, Charlize Theron likes to go for more eye-catching styles of the Falabella such as the bright red Falabella clutch in faux snake print to a skintight black overall or the black Falabella clutch with studs to a white cocktail dress. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio wears her brown Falabella tote in faux snake print to casual looks and likes to combine it with tight jeans or black leather pants as well as oversized shirt blouses. Singer Taylor Swift is known for her playful style. Flowy dresses with ruffles and floral print are an integral part of her wardrobe. The Stella McCartney Falabella box bag in light brown gives her looks an unexpected twist.
How much does a new Stella McCartney Falabella cost and what is a good price for a second-hand Stella McCartney Falabella?
The prices for a new Stella McCartney Falabella vary depending on size, material and finish. The small Falabella in the crossbody version and in “Shaggy Deer” is available from 595€, the Falabella Mini Tote Bag in “Shaggy Deer” from 675€. The bigger version or the one with the fold over costs 795€. The reversible Falabella Tote is priced at 795€ while the Falabella Tote in the largest version is available for 945€.
In the second-hand market, however, the Stella McCartney Falabella can be purchased for much lower prices while the pieces are often still in mint condition. The Falabella Tote (with or without fold over) in “Shaggy Deer” is available from a price of about 350€, the small clutch version can even cost only around 200€.