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Stella McCartney “Falabella” Bags: Milking the “Falabella,” Then Killing It


A classic case of a too much of a good thing. I was initially indifferent about the Stella McCartney “Falabella” bag, then I fell in love with the clutch. But this is chain-link trim overload! Now there is a bucket, quilted shoulder, slouchy bucket, metallic cross-body (because Lord knows you need your “Falabella” for evening after carrying one all day!), clutch, and a shopping tote. Nice way to ruin a perfectly decent bag. Maybe Stella and her accessories team are having a final hurrah before retiring the style. I guess they’ve never heard the saying “never be the last one to leave a party.” At this point, I don’t think bag snobs have any other choice but to retire theirs, especially since Canal Street is all over it at this point. “Falabella” fever has made me a little sick. Needless to say, I’m over it!

“Falabella” Small Bucket Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,245.

“Falabella” Quilted Shoulder Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue $1,145.

“Falabella Shaggy Deer” Big Bucket Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,175.

“Falabella” Metallic Crossbody Clutch at Saks Fifth Avenue for $835.

“Falabella Shaggy Deer” Clutch at Saks Fifth Avenue for $835.

“Falabella East-To-West” Shopping Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,575.



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  1. Maybe they got a really good deal on these chains in bulk and had to use them? I wouldn’t wear any of these. I always think Stella McCartney bags look much cheaper than their price tag and the chains do add to the cheapness factor.

  2. I totally agree Kelly, I am very much over them. I definitely feel that they could do more with the shapes and trims for the price point. The fabrics never seem to be backed properly, so the bags are too thin and floppy to feel expensive.