No matter what size it comes in, leather can be a big investment, so why not go for a more budget- and eco-friendly option? These days, faux leather not only looks better than ever, but it comes in tot sizes too! From cool kid-room finds to rocker-esque outerwear and boots, these finds might be faux, but they're still really cool!
At Fab, we believe in strategic spending: each season we invest in a few good pieces that we believe will withstand the test of time and changing styles, and then we fill in the holes with affordable goodies from brands like Zara, H&M, and Target collaborations. So, each week we'll bring you an item from our Covet List. To kick it off, we bring you a little Stella McCartney.
The Piece: Stella McCartney Eco Tie and Dye Farabella Shopper
Why We Covet: Stella's pieces are chic, refined, and so simple they never really go out of style. We love the mix of creamy cotton and tough chain; it's like good girl-bad girl in a bag. The brilliance is in the textile: it's an eco cotton that through some magical — OK, technical — process looks like leather. Finally, it's a damn sexy shopper, which means you look amazing somewhere fabulous or in the checkout line at Whole Foods. We guarantee you'll use this bag every day for years. P.S: For naysayers who think cream is a bad investment, Stella offers the shopper in black.
Fall 2009 has shown so much leather, we're not even quite sure how to properly wrap our minds around it. One thing is for sure, your Fall wardrobe should start with a classic, well-fitted pair of leather (or for those who don't wear it--faux leather) trousers. Many of those which we've seen on the Paris catwalks are skinny from top to bottom--as if the more assertive version of last season's PVC legging. In the case of Yves Saint Laurent, however, leather trousers were rendered just like a pair of classic wool trousers--pleated and with a rise that came to the natural waist.