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Ralph Lauren Crocodile Ricky Bag

For his spring ’09 collection, designer Ralph Lauren turned to Africa for inspiration. His runway was strewn with brown camp shirts, bronze or white linen suits, trenches and harem pants – not to mention turbans and Indiana Jones hats. There were even gold flasks with stone details. The collection’s other handbags were not quite as props-y as the golden hip flask, but they played up the rich yet laid back theme just as well. Take the Ralph Lauren Crocodile Ricky Bag for instance. It is made of …

Dolce & Gabbana Custom Made Crocodile Collection

The Italian dynamic due, Dolce and Gabbana will be releasing their special luxury collection bags in time for fall. The theme custom made crocodile collection. The luxury collection will be featuring bags – from men’s briefcases to weekend bags to travel cases and – that are made from black crocodile. The collection is made more special because of a tiny surprise for each owner of a Custom Made Crocodile Collection bag. According to the Dolce & Gabbana Custom Made Leather Collection press releas…

Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag

Insanely priced at $10,000, the Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag is something that you would not see everyday. It is a spinoff of the much simpler and cheaper Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag. The croc version is both casual and exotic at the same time or so says another review.Using crocodile skin might justify the price tag, however,  the design would not, if based on the feedback gathered. Some find the bag unusually crafted. Some observed it is just a fancy tote bag. They do not mind t…

Victoria Beckham Unveils First Signature Handbag

Singer and designer Victoria Beckham introduces her first signature handbag during her New York Fashion Week show. The statement bag, which debuted along with her Spring/ Summer 2011 line, was created in collaboration with Marc Jacobs designer Katie Hiller. “I knew what I wanted, but I needed someone with the expertise, who knew about factories,” […]

Adriana Castro Python & Croc Vibora Clutch

Adriana Castro grew up in a Zoocriadero – a crocodile farm – in Colombia. Thus, the penchant for exotic materials that the young designer uses to create her “handmade artisan pieces” in her collections. The young designer expertly mixes and matches materials in her bags as evidenced by the Vibora Clutch. It is made of python and caiman fuscus crocodile, with a hidden magnetic closure on the flap, and suede lining. It has an interior open pocket to house a small cosmetic case or a tiny gadget.The…

Mulberry Bayswater Patent Leather Bag

Brighten up your whole look with Mulberry’s Bayswater handbag. It’s made of patent leather with crocodile print throughout. The Bayswater bag has two top handles, and silver-tone hardware. It has a twist-lock clasp to fasten the fold-over flap. Its base has protective feet, and there are hidden buckles at the sides to expand it. Inside are zipped and pouch pockets. This Mulberry bag also ahs a padlock tag attached. It’s the perfect match for dressed-down ensemble. The handbag’s dimensions are: …

Hermés Spring 2009 Handbag Collection

Runway ShowHermés creative director Jean Paul Gaultier succeeded in staging a cowboy-themed fashion show in Paris, and at the Elysée Palace no less. Parisians seemed not to mind the very the Western-ness of it all. They may even be fascinated with it. After all, as Style.com pointed out, and Gaultier must have thought: Hermès = equestrian heritage + sophisticated world traveler. Pieces featured Mexican striped-serapes, bandannas, cashmere knits and slinky jersey dresses. Gaultier even managed t…

Nancy Gonzalez Shiny Croc Tote

Colombian-based designer Nancy Gonzalez has instantly gotten the attention of many fashion watchers with her exquisite accessory line. And although she has her share of neutrals, it is her choice of bold and bright colors that has gotten handbag enthusiasts crazy, especially when it comes to her exotic purses. The Nancy Gonzales Shiny Croc Tote is one of her most eye-catching creations. Made of Caiman fuscus crocodile leather, this bright violet tote is a total stand-out (note that this is also…

Gucci Python Hysteria Bag

The opening of the Gucci flagship store in New York was packed with shoppers and admirers, all wanting to get their hands on the best Italian leather goods. The limited-edition “Gucci Loves New York” bags was sold out in a couple of hours, but the excitement is still sustained thanks to their latest line of handbags that have thankfully been giving a kick to the otherwise lagging purse category of this luxury powerhouse. The Hysteria series comes in different shapes and sizes, but all have the …

Handbag Trends for Spring 2008

Spring is always the time for new beginnings; newly-cleaned house, new clothes, new pairs of shoes, and even a new collection of luxurious handbags. The hottest ladies’ leather bag for this year are distinguished and fashionable enough even for summer. The latest trends in handbags for Spring 2008 vary in color, shape, and style. Oversized hobo bags – The giant, multi-purpose bag is back but with touches of glam. A great traveling companion, this year’s hobo have bright and bold colors like yell…