Croc-embossed bags are both on-trend and timeless. Done well, they add subtle texture and a luxe vibe to any outfit. They can dress up or down, and be the focal point of an outfit or a supporting player. As with any other animal print piece, I think the most versatile and timeless styles are those that keep design details simple and let the croc-effect finish take center stage. I prefer solid, neutral colors to brighter ones (but after seeing “Le Divorce” a few years ago can understand the appeal of a perfect lipstick red bag).
You can find good-looking crocodile embossed handbags at a wide range of price points. I’ve been seeing some really nice ones this season, and wanted to share a few with you.
Above: this tote (shown in Camel and Forest Green) could go from day to evening with ease. I love that simple shape and the marbled ring handles!
The first brand I always think of when it comes to croc embossed bags is Brahmin. They offer lots of styles, and great value for the price. These bags (especially the Melbourne texture) wear like iron. I have two of the smaller Duxbury’s, one in black and one in Pecan. I like the look of this Mini Priscilla above especially in the Tart (wine) color. It’s a nice way to add structure to a casual outfit.
I saw this bag in person yesterday and it’s a stunner! I like that (detachable) webbed crossbody strap which would make it comfortable to wear over a longer period. The green could work as a neutral, but also as your color accent. It’s also available in black and chocolate brown.
This little bucket bag is SO cute, and perfect for an evening out or those days you don’t need to carry much with you.
Another fun bucket bag option, this one with a shiny finish, drawstring closure and optional cross-body strap.
A saddle bag is a timeless style. This one from French favorite A.P.C. has a smooth finish and adjustable strap.
Looking for something more budget-friendly? This cute box satchel is well under $100, and available in three colors.
There are some nice non-leather options too…
The print on this nylon tote looks like the real deal until you get up close. This is a bigger bag, but would be perfect as a commuter or travel tote.
How about a vegan leather crossbody bag that’s big enough to hold your daytime essentials?
Here’s a little faux leather bag with a chain strap detail. I know I said “neutrals,” but it’s so cute in red!
Are you a fan of crocodile-look bags?