Stella McCartney's dedication to animal rights is admirable. In her career as a designer, she has never used animal products. This has garnered her a lot of environmentally-conscious fans, but sometimes her designs suffer as a result of her use of synthetic materials.
The problem with the embossed dark green faux leather that makes up this bag is that it looks just like what it is: fake. It has an awkward, plastic-y appearance that just isn't successful. While it holds the shape of the bag nicely, it just looks cheap. McCartney has done better with the faux patent on the strap, which looks remarkably more authentic.
If you can get over the look of the material, the actual design of the bag is pretty interesting. The dual flap front opens onto a single main compartment. I can't decide whether it would have been nicer to divide it or not. On the one hand, it gives you easy access to the main compartment, but on the other, it's a little bit strange. It makes me feel weirdly paranoid that the bag isn't secure.
As usual, I am amazed by how much Ms. McCartney thinks it's okay to charge for her bags. For $1,050, I expect quite a bit more than cheap pleather and under-thought design.
More Features Of The Stella McCartney Embossed Faux Leather Saddle Bag
- 15" x 9" x 3" size
- 22" strap drop
- Side pockets
- Fully lined in embossed satin
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