Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags

Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags
Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags - Fiji (left), Vienna (right)

Last season I talked about Toronto based Nella Bella handbags on I want – I got. I posted about the Nella Bella Fall 2009 Handbag collection. I visited Tarek, Nella Bella owner in his studio to get a look at the Spring 2010 collection up close.  Of course I had to take pictures with all the bags.

Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags
Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags - Riviera clutch

Spring 2010 focuses on neutrals like black, brown and creme. However there are spots of colour with the acrylic dipped cotton prints, bright canvas, and vibrant pink PU materials. All the bags come with different colour options. There are a lot of the classic shapes from previous seasons like the London bag and the popular Vancouver gym tote, which always gets Tarek smiling when he sees them on the street.

Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags
Nella Bella Spring 2010 Handbags - cabo (left), Rio (right)

Some of my favourite styles include the Riviera clutch which also can double as a full bag with straps, the Vienna satchel, the liquid metal looking Stockholm messenger and the Rio. I fell in love with Rio on first sight. It was solidified when I touched the soft fabric. It was similar to suede in texture. Tarek was watching me drool because he handed me the Rio sample in cream snake as I was leaving.  The sample differs from the production version because of the black straps and magenta accents.  The strap is white on the production handbags and the magenta accents were dropped.

Capezio is now carrying the line. The first two photos in the gallery contain the styles available for purchase there.  Handbags range in price from $80 – $150.

images: courtesy of Nella Bella

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.