Traveling the world in search of recycled textiles, precious stones and ethical leather, the husband and wife duo behind Stela9 have created a line of vibrant and gorgeous handcrafted handbags. My inner wanderlust is jonesing for each and every one – especially the weekender bags! Today, their online store officially launches and as usual, a portion of all proceeds are returned to the communities and skilled artisans that have contributed to these bags. Honestly, cool.
(Stela9 bags $195-$345; also available at FreePeople, Shopbop & NastyGal)
wow, these are stunning pictures! Love the style!
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Awesome bags!! Super fun!
Nice handbags, love them!
love the bags!!! so unique and beautiful
I love Navajo or Azteca Prints in t-shirts or Trousers…Great pics my dear.
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Honestly these are beautiful!! I love the colors and designs.
Love love loove the first bag… the colors are so deliciously vibrant !! …..now I just need a free weekend !
What is “ethical leather”???
These are so awesome. Can I be traveling with them, please?!
I can totally get down with ethically made handbags. I love the vibrant colours and beautiful prints on these bags — it just goes to show you that you can be both stylish and eco-saavy. Great find, ladies!
Wow. I want all their bags. But I think I may want their life too a little bit!
Oh My Gosh….I love the PINK geo print bag…Thanks for the heads up on the Stela9’s store…I’m gonna go check them out…happy hunting dear…
Hello 🙂 first of all! cool cool blog.
I’m Maria Marjorie and I am a fashion student and a blogger in Copenhagen.
My speciality is sustainable sourcing. I saw these beautiful bags and you mentioned that they were made out of
recycled textiles. SO COOL! i love it. I just wanted to give you credit for this post.
I love the bags, their so pretty. I will def. check out there website!
Love all the pictures!!!
love your blog!!!! hope you can check out mine and leave your comments/thoughts! xoxo
love the colors!! btw if you go to chiang mai,thailand they’re 10$ or found them in cancun,mexico for 30$ haha thailand had much more items with the colorful textiles like makeup pouches and everything but i’m obsessed with the ones i have!!! if you ever see these somewhere cheap BUY THEM so worth it 🙂
LOVE STELA 9!!
This is not good for my handbag addiction…so cute!! 😛
Thats pretty amazing. I love hearing about designers who incorporate themselves into every part of the business, sourcing materials and factories in places other companies don’t have the time (or, in some cases, morals) to find. I’d love to see more like this!!
Wow I love these photos 🙂 And the bags are so cute!
I’m going to try the whole tribal thing this spring/summer.
Beautiful , so many diffrent styles, within such cool and similar patterns.
Ahhhhhhh OMG!!! I am friends with Jessica’s sister. It is so exciting to see them doing so well. They are the coolest chicas. =)
I love that Mexican bag
Beautiful and diverse handbags 🙂
That is amazing and so cool!!! Fashion and giving back is a killer combo!!! 🙂
how do i get the bag from the first picture?? I dont see it on the site
Loving the first bag!
@Catherine Please write me at Jess@Stela9.com for any bags you can’t find at our store on online retailers. We also specialize in made to order bags.
These are absolutely amazing. I need to find one!
They are amazing! And I love the way they source their materials. Thanks for sharing!
The Dreamer x
I am in love with them two rucksacks in the 4th and 5th pictures – I want one, preferably the red one!
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love all the bags!they are so good and for a good cause!x
Very beautiful! I loved the bags
Congratulations for posting!
These are all made from GUATEMALAN handmande fabrics and textiles!