Exotic Skins

Item of the Day: Tous


What would we do without the look of exotics? Handbags, belts, small leathergoods, even shoes, wouldn’t have the same interesting … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Eileen Kramer


Item of the Day: Eileen Kramer Alligator python and stingray, oh my! Like our ancestors once wore, many of us too have a love for … [Read more...]

Trend Finder: Color Trend: Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones (Color Trend)

Called the Primary Colors of Fine jewelry, Jewel Tones like emerald, sapphire and ruby, not to mention amethyst for good measure, … [Read more...]

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Renen Fraction copy

Sometimes it's hard to decide what we love best: sleek real snakeskin, color blocking or geometric patchwork patterns. Luckily, … [Read more...]

Kering Buys French High-End Crocodile Tannery

Crocodile skin handbag as seen in the Fall/Winter 13/14 runway at Gucci, one of Kering's brands.

Paris—Kering, the French luxurygoods conglomerate previously known as PPR, said today that it has acquired French crocodile skin … [Read more...]

Ann Inc. Adopts Ban on Exotic Skins


New York—Exotic skins may be trending in leathergoods but don’t expect to find the real thing at Ann Taylor or Loft stores. That’s … [Read more...]

Thailand: Take Our Lizard Skins, Please!

Water monitor lizards (Varanus salvator): Coming soon to a shoe store or handbag shelf near you?

Bangkok—For the folks in Thailand, particular here in the Southeast Asian country’s capital, the next big trend in exotic skin … [Read more...]

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Irishka, we envy you!Who’s Irishka you ask? She’s the person whose name was given to this luscious and luxurious ostrich and … [Read more...]

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Nissa collars

You heard it here first: stingray is the new python.Well, maybe this stealth oceanic dweller won’t totally replace our scaly … [Read more...]

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Angelique de Paris cuff

We’ve been touting tropical florals so much lately you probably think we’re budding horticulturists. Truth is we’d love to see the … [Read more...]

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For those of us who demand (and can afford) a little luxury in their lives, there’s nothing like the real thing. Real, as in … [Read more...]

LVMH Gobbles Up Crocodile Leather Resource

Singapore-based Heng Long is one of the world's leading suppliers of crocodilian skins

Paris and Singapore—Don’t be surprised to see an increase in exotic leathers at Louis Vuitton next year.LVMH, the world’s … [Read more...]