After we posted about the BV Croc Fume bags, the comment flood gates exploded. We truly enjoyed reading every comment. The photos and post got all of you thinking and sharing which means the photo did invoke an emotional response, meaning the photos got their job done. With that in mind, today there will be a post by both Amanda and I with your comments in mind.

I am going to delve into a category that we rarely cover on PurseBlog but will try to cover more, eco-friendly handbags. One of the most well-know eco friendly designers has a famous last name and a line of clothing and handbags that grace red carpets, catwalks, and celebs.

Stella McCartney Chain Faux Leather Bag

Yes, it is Stella McCartney I am speaking of. Some of our favorite celebs who carry Stella McCartney bags include Rihanna, Kate Hudson, Carrie Underwood, and Liv Tyler.

The reason why Stella McCartney is a great go-to for faux leather is because her bags are still luxurious, still current, and still able to fit right in. McCartney is known for her chain bags, such as the Stella McCartney Chain Faux Leather Bag. This bag is an overall great look, black faux leather, silver-tone chain embellished trim, glazed finish. Actually, the casual rocker vibe that this handbag gives is great. What I have a hard time wrapping my head around is the price. This is a faux leather bag that costs $1,400. Clearly part of what you will pay for, as with many designers, is the name. McCartney is a big name! Buy through Net A Porter for $1,395.

Who is your favorite eco-friendly designer? Share with us below

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  • Beth

    I cannot comprehend the price either. $1400 is too steep for fake leather. How well do these faux skins wear?

  • Mishie Monroe

    Oh,no! I can’t believe they are charging that much for fake leather! Crazy!

  • An4

    “McCartney is a big name.” Yes, that’s all. It just proves the fact that people are willing to pay just for the name. I understand that the design is intellectual property and it has a certain value, I really don’t mind paying for someone’s great ideas, especially when they’re packed into usefulness and great quality… When it comes to shoes and bags, faux leather CANNOT, to me, be worth so much money. Maybe if it was part of a work of art and unique. This isn’t it. Plus, I just have to add this – in faux leather shoes feet stink. Sorry, dear ecology. I promise to contribute in a different way.

  • Jane

    I am shocked about the price for the handbag, but like you said your paying for her name. I would have to feel her bags to decide how I feel about her faux leather.

  • Carolyn

    i love stella but one of my favorite eco designers is Matt and Nat. There stuff is great and fun. They have a zipper bag this season which is right on trend. I can only afford one stella a year and try to get classic pieces. For my trendier bags I go to Matt and Nat

  • mochababe73

    I don’t see what the shock is all about. Stella McCartney has been selling these overpriced faux leather bags for years. I would rather spend that money on a real leather Marc Jacobs Stam than a faux leather Stella McCartney.
    By the way, aren’t faux leathers made of chemicals that are not good for the environment.
    To Carolyn, you are very blessed to be able to afford a bag like this once per year. This is a real compliment. It’s not at all meant to be facetious.

  • Cuckoo_Boo

    It may be an eco-friendly leather handbag but it’s definitely not price-friendly! I believe that prices reflect the “trendy McCartney” name and nothing else. Having tried the handbags from up close, -they don’t feel as nice as the pictures show. Personally I am not a fan – and if I was, I’ll still won’t buy.

  • Karin bag4bag

    The bag looks hot…BUT the price is ridiculous. The costs can’t be that high to produce this bag – Stella is cashing in on the green scene.

  • s

    i think “eco-friendly” is a misnomer. faux-leather is made of petroleum. i like stella’s designs (more on the clothing end rather than her bags) BUT this is ridiculous and in no way better for the environment.

  • leslie

    Stella mccartney does not use pvc or petroleum in her line. I don’t know where people get this from, Stella uses poly and canvas. I feel some leather users see a eco friendly bag they feel self guilt and want to find a negative about it. Wear your leather and be happy but dont try to s*** on something good. I have 6 stella mccartney bags and over the years never had a problem.

  • louise kahle

    her faux is all about NOT using dead animal skin
    give me faux ANYTIME

    stella is a compassionate animal rights advocate and i am glad she is also
    a wonderful designer….. it’s time people put compassion in fashion.

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  • FashionA

    A bit pricey, but leather probably isn’t that much more expensive than the materials that she uses. Just love the hardware!

  • elllenemaxxx

    Her handbags are spectacular.  Worth every cent.  I have 6 and paid full price for all except the one I could only find on ebay.  Stella is an eco-luxury designer.  First of her kind, and her things will only become more perfect and more in demand over time.  I love her.

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