When I first set eyes on the Stella McCartney Falabella tote, it was in Paris, yellow and in python print. As Stella McCartney is vegetarian and a staunch supporter of PETA, all her runway and ready-to-wear fashion apparel and accessories are made of non-animal materials.
I could not bring myself to purchase the Faux leather Falabella chain tote, no doubt beautiful but practically I was paying a full price of a leather handbag for a non-leather handbag which my practical side of my mind could not agree with.
Lo & behold, recently I stumbled upon this Australian High-Street fashion retailer - Bardot which happens to sell an incredibly close replica of the Stella McCartney Falabella chain tote in silver for $49.95 Aussie dollars - A fraction of the price of the genuine Stella McCartney Falabella chain tote in silver which retails at $1165 USD at Bergdorf Goodman.
Which one would you purchase?