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Definition: Pleather


Plastic leather. It's a slang term for synthetic leather made out of plastic. For some, pleather is a derogatory term, implying that it is used as a substitute for genuine animal hide leather to cut costs.

Give pleather a chance in these Stella McCartney Satin/Patent Platform Pumps, $595.

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candi_s candi_s 9 years
it's great that she's using these 'cheap' materials and making them upmarket with her awesome designs and her famous designer name. but the price of it is say, comparable to louboutins who use genuine materials. so, 595 does not entirely justify the value shoes other than just tagging her name to imitation leather.
poom poom 9 years
stella mccartney is a major designer so her shoes are appropriately priced; pleather or leather, you are paying for her name. personally, i think she is awesome for bringing compassion and fashion together.
sherbear5 sherbear5 9 years
i won't pay 595 for pleather
lms lms 9 years
I had previously read that Stella doesn't use leather, but then I saw a product and convinced myself that it was. One day when I was shopping I saw an absolutely beautiful charcoal gray purse and fell in love with it. I thought...what a beautiful patent leather bag and I bought it. When I got home and researched it I realized it was plastic. I almost felt like returning it b/c it is too expensive for plastic. I ended up keeping it b/c it doesn't look like plastic at all.
anaid anaid 9 years
pleather is my saviour since I'm vegan. I'd love to have those but they're so expensive :( She makes some awesome shoes and I would pay if I had the money.
mommie mommie 9 years
why would anyone pay $600 for a pair of plastic shoes?
tundrababe tundrababe 9 years
$595 for shoes is crazy, although those are cute shoes. I guess at least pleather can be trendy and expensive. I'm a vegetarian and I wonder if people just think I'm cheap for not wearing leather shoes. I go to Payless, it has a lot of pleather!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Ha. I was going to say, I'd give it a chance for $59.50, not $595. I always want to buy vegan shoes, but the cute ones are so expensive! Ah, Stella — why can't we have a diffusion line?
Ava-Gardner Ava-Gardner 9 years
Well I'd give pleather a chance for $6 but not $600.
paradisee paradisee 9 years
oh I want ittt ><"
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