FASHION, Shopping, Stella McCartney STELLA MCCARTNEY FALABELLA BAG 27 March 2013

I’d first spotted the Stella McCartney falabella bag in magazines, and was really attracted to how slouchy and supple it looked. So so luscious! I really liked the way it draped, and also I’d seen the fold-over version that doubles up as a nice shoulder bag too.

Shown in a large version, carried on the shoulder
Shown in a large version, carried on the shoulder (pic found online from


Check out this website about the Stella McCartney falabella too, for more information about it and waaay more gorgeous photos!

I touched it in real life and was SOLD. Amazingly, it’s NOT made of leather, but of man-made materials. It’s a vegan bag, basically! I just cannot believe how much like leather it is… and a super buttery soft leather at that. I bet that if you touched it, you won’t be able to tell it’s not leather. The only giveaway is that it doesn’t have that intoxicating smell of real leather.

All nestled in


Here’s what it looks like hanging via the top handle:

Stella McCartney falabella bag


Isn’t the material gorgeous?? The sheen is just like leather, it looks and feels just like ultra buttery leather. I also really like the chain, because it’s thick and superb quality.

On the downside, the chain hardware does make the bag a tad heavy. It’s not a big issue since I don’t carry that much stuff in my bag, but it’s also the one and only downside of this bag.

I love carrying it as a shoulder bag, with the top flopped-over, like so:

Smooshy goodness


I know it’s super rare that I get a black bag, but in this case I decided to since it would be really versatile and I wouldn’t be as fearful of it getting dirty. It’s actually pretty durable and holds up well!

This makes a fab daily bag and just looks soooo luscious sitting in a sexy smooshy heap on the chair next to you. It’s lovely to stroke, but I have to admit I do crave for that yummy leather smell.

Here’s what it looks like on me!

Carried via the top handles


Converting it into a shoulder bag by flopping over the top….


…giving it a quick smoosh…


….ta dah!! Worn as a shoulder bag


What I love about the Stella McCartney falabella:

  1. It looks great and drapes beautifully
  2. The material is so supple and soft!
  3. It’s an attention grabber – 3 women have stopped me either complimenting the bag, or asking me  what it is.


What I would improve about the Stella McCartney falabella:

  1. Make the chain hardware a tad lighter
  2. Include a flat pocket to pop my phone into, so I don’t have to rummage around inside


  • Karen posted on March 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I have had a vegan bag from Gerard Darel once and yes, the feel is so buttery and soft and the bag just slouched! And the ‘leather’ itself was so light!

    However I must warn you that the ‘leather’ doesn’t hold well in our weather. Do take good care of your bag because it can turn sticky, and the colour runs easily.

    • Beverly! posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Ohhh thank you so much for the warning and tip – I didn’t know that so will be careful!

  • Mel posted on March 29, 2013 at 2:54 am

    The hardware looks insanely heavy! But is it at least smooth? I have a purse with hardware that looks nice but tends to snag. Very annoying.

    • Beverly! posted on March 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

      It is! With a lovely clink 😛

  • Jem posted on March 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Hey babe, forgot to ask you – is this a medium size? It’s a great size on you!

    • Beverly! posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

      I think so! It’s def not the large size..


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