Stella McCartney Metallic Linen Clutch

stellalinenclutch.jpgStella, can we talk? What is this business of making super expensive bags that look super cheap? I can appreciate a cute little bug on my metallic linen clutch but only if it’s under $50. I mean it’s cloth, that’s not so expensive is it? Well, cloth trimmed in pvc, okay so that added a buck to the cost but it doesn’t justify the other $764 you charge for this clutch. There was a period in my life when I was all about DIY (Do It Yourself)– I think I can make this. My aunt had an old skirt of the same material and I swear I can find bug pins at garage sales similar for $3. As for the pvc trim, I’m sure I can find it on an old toy. I’ll pay my tailor to sew it together, her labor will cost at least $100 which will bring my total to around $103. With the extra cash, I’ll pick up a python D’Abo clutch from Kotur ($498) with crystal embellished pin and still have enough money to take my friends out for dinner to show off how clever I am.

Stella McCartney clutch $765 at Net-a-Porter.com

10 thoughts on “Stella McCartney Metallic Linen Clutch

  1. yes!! couldn’t agree more. that is one of my biggest pet peeves, when something is ridiculously overpriced given the materials and labor. i’m really interested in fabrication (furniture, industrial design, architecture, etc.) and it should be the goal of the designer to produce as well-crafted a product as possible for the least amount of money! sad the fashion world doesn’t usually abide by this, with only a handful of exceptions.

  2. I totally agree with you both. It’s not nice on the eyes at all, and completely over priced. I’ll pass on this one.

  3. shanghai_dude on said:

    lol…sharply piquant dissection. But suppose u r a strict vegan with a lot of $ to blow out on designers, u will have to go there n get Stella’s. See? a niche:D

  4. even if i were a rich vegan i wouldn’t wast my money on this.

  5. Well all stella acessories are overpriced for the materials used so no big surprise there…

    But what surprises me is that people actually part with that kind of money just to own a cheaply produced Stella item…ridiculous!

  6. You are right on target regarding this bag. This is an example of designer selling crap for ridiculous price. This bag will be at the 75% off sales bin and it still will not sell. While I think it’s fine that Stella has her “vegan” niche, she should price her accessories accordingly. Ping

  7. I couldn’t agree more. I have come across this so many times since my love for handbags started to become obsessive. I totally agree with Kamo its a HUGE PET PEEVE!! A company that I have come to trust with my handbag purchases is Lockheart. Not only are the bags stylish, versatile and functional they are a true quality bag that can def keep up with my crazy lifestyle. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND LOCKHEART!! They are considerably new on the market but have blown me away everytime. Cant wait for their new stuff to come out.

  8. I couldn’t agree more. I have come across this so many times since my love for handbags started to become obsessive. I totally agree with Kamo its a HUGE PET PEEVE!! A company that I have come to trust with my handbag purchases is Lockheart. Not only are the bags stylish, versatile and functional they are a true quality bag that can def keep up with my crazy lifestyle. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND LOCKHEART!! They are considerably new on the market but have blown me away everytime. Cant wait for their new stuff to come out.

  9. I couldn’t agree more. I have come across this so many times since my love for handbags started to become obsessive. I totally agree with Kamo its a HUGE PET PEEVE!! A company that I have come to trust with my handbag purchases is Lockheart. Not only are the bags stylish, versatile and functional they are a true quality bag that can def keep up with my crazy lifestyle. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND LOCKHEART!! They are considerably new on the market but have blown me away everytime. Cant wait for their new stuff to come out.

  10. very cute, i am like this ,

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