If you know one thing about Stella McCartney it most likely is that she does not use leather or fur in her designs. Stella has been a huge PETA advocate and has even ventured into an online protest against furs. But what would you think if you saw this designer make a handbag with actual leather? Would that make her a total hypocrite to those that have followed this anti-leather and fur designer?
Saks carries some of Stella McCartney’s handbags and shoes. Many of items are signified as faux-leather, but to my surprise I found the Stella McCartney Patchwork Clutch labeled as “navy leather and fabric patchwork with tonal topstitching”. Either Stella has strayed from what she has told us all, or Saks has made an egregious error. This is the type or error that is much more than just a simple error, it is such a grave error to those that follow Stella and her anti-animal use beliefs. Even on Stella’s site, bags are labeled as ‘patent’ rather than adding the obligatory ‘faux’ as a prefix.
If you were to find out that Stella McCartney uses leather or fur in any of her designs, would you see her as a hypocrite? Do you think it will make her loose credibility?
The leather? clutch is available through Saks for $695.