Canadian Designers, Handbags

Nella Bella Handbags Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Nella Bella Fall 2010

I visited Tarek at his studio to see the fall 2010 collection from Nella Bella. The dark palette has a few spots of colour with gold, plum, red and blue. Textures fabricated this season include suede and paper.

Nella Bella Fall 2010

Tarek took me through Spring 2011 (more on that in later posts) and the current Fall 2010 collections.  He also generously loaded me up with handbags and send me on my merry way. This meeting was during TIFF so I was getting a little to used to this scenario. I love the Seattle style (pictured at top) bag. The four zippers are used to collapse and enlarge the handbag. It’s nice to have the option of three sizes. His studio building is gorgeous and I had to do and outdoor shoot.

Nella Bella Fall 2010

Nella Bella Fall 2010

Nella Bella Fall 2010

Nella Bella is available in Toronto at:
Body Blue Denim Lab
724 Queen St. W.


Casual Affairs
2873 Bloor St. W.

311 Danforth Ave.

97 Roncesvalles Ave.

Please see for retailers across the country.

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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.