Order Now, While We Still Have Some Reptiles Left :: Jimmy Choo and Chanel Handgbags, Neiman Marcus

I was browsing through Neiman’s new catalog, checking out their V.I.T. (Very Important Trends) for Fall, and saw that “exotic” skin handbags were making a BIG statement. Ostrich, snake, lizard, python… the rarer the crinkle-skinned reptile, the better, and the higher the price tag.

Like an expensive car or watch, a costly handbag speaks volumes about its owner. Here are two bags that are going to be topping many “if you have to ask how much it costs… this isn’t for you” holiday gift lists.

The House of Choo decided to put a new and costly spin (exotic crocodile) on one of their best selling styles (the Ramona bag, a celebrity favorite) and accented it with gold-tone hardware, guaranteed to send you to handbag heaven.

Which will pale like a Times Square designer “plastique” knock-off next to:

(Pictured above)

In December, the company will debut an just an armload of these diamond and alligator handbags right in time for the holidays. Each is a stepped-up version of the classic Chanel shoulder bag, with the iconic Chanel “Cs” encrusted in a staggering 334 diamonds (a total of 3.56 carats) set in 18-carat white gold.The long shoulder straps are made with the same white gold.

Only 13 are available worldwide, and just five will be available stateside. Read more at PurseBlog.com.

By Vagablond’s Token Redhead. (Note: Both of these handbags are on my Holiday Wish List.)

Posted by Janice Nieder on September 11, 2007 in Shopping

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