Crocodile or Alligator: which leather best suits a handbag?

There is no doubt that in Italy, and in many other European countries, the expression “crocodile bag” is used as a general term: it is used whether the bag is made of genuine crocodile, alligator, or even caiman, which differs so much from the first two kinds of leather. The issue becomes even more complicated when the expression “crocodile bag” is used to indicate an item made with some kind of leather that has nothing to do with genuine crocodile, but it is just embossed leather.
We will discuss the distinction between genuine leather and embossed leather in one of our next articles, together with a series of useful tips and advice on how to avoid being disappointed in your choice!

Crocodile handbags

In this article we would like to focus our attention on the differences between a genuine crocodile leather item and a genuine alligator one.

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Alligators – no longer endangered thanks to well-organized conservation programs.

Alligator leatherWhile on the one hand, the trade in exotic leather goods is much appreciated by lovers of luxury and refinement, on the other hand there are some leading questions and doubts raised by those who care about the environment, nature and the animals that inhabit it, which cannot be ignored.

Many people fear that the trade in exotic leather goods endangers certain animal species which, according to public opinion – not necessarily well informed – could be in danger of extinction. Continue reading “Alligators – no longer endangered thanks to well-organized conservation programs.” »

Genuine alligator / crocodile products: a purchase that lasts a lifetime

Alligator crocodile productsVery often we want to put across an individual and respectable image to those around us, both at work meetings with commercial partners or with important clients, and for romantic dinners or a social event. At times like these, we can’t possibly fail to show the most fashionable clothes and accessories, which, as well as being incredibly in vogue and top quality, can also reveal and highlight our unique and original style, testifying to our taste in beauty and our ability in making the wisest choices. Continue reading “Genuine alligator / crocodile products: a purchase that lasts a lifetime” »