Bags, Handbags & Purses

Beirn Grace Snake-Embossed Tote | Purple Exotic Handbag with Wristlet

Beirn Grace Snake-Embossed Tote | Purple Exotic Handbag with Wristlet

Beirn offers two bags for the price of one with this stylish Grace tote.

This handbag is so striking, with its regal purple hue and mottled stripes. In fact, I was surprised to read it's made not from the snakeskin that Beirn typically uses, but an embossed leather. ...


3.1 Phillip Lim Berry Wristlet | Black Snake-Embossed Lambskin Wrist Purse

3.1 Phillip Lim Berry Wristlet | Black Snake-Embossed Lambskin Wrist Purse

Phillip Lim reminds us of how impressive exotic embossing can look with his Berry wristlet.

We've all seem some bad embossing in recent seasons. All too often it seems designers are just going through the motions, adding a scaly texture without authenticity. It's almost as if ...


Hype Roisin Satchel | Glazed Cross-Body Style Snake-Embossed Leather Handbag

Hype Roisin Satchel | Glazed Cross-Body Style Snake-Embossed Leather Handbag

Cross-body bags tend to be tiny affairs made for carrying the bare essentials when you're on the go. But why should it be this way? After all, a cross-body style seems made for larger bags that would be difficult to carry by hand. Hype has bucked the trend to create the ...


Treesje Nolita Cross-Body Bag | Modern Snakeskin Embossed Leather Purse

Treesje Nolita Cross-Body Bag | Modern Snakeskin Embossed Leather Purse

Treesje isn't the name on every fashionista's lips, but it shows it still knows how to impress with this Nolita Cross-Body Bag.

The Nolita cuts a striking figure with its angled shape and bulky golden buckles. The snakeskin texture makes the contemporary design feel that much ...


Rampage Mia Shopper Bag | Large Snake Embossed Black Handbag

Rampage Mia Shopper Bag | Large Snake Embossed Black Handbag

Rampage looks to offer us exotic style for less with this Mia shopper, but its execution lets it down.

The label uses some age old tactics here to keep the price down. The Mia's made from polyurethane rather than the exotic skin is mimics. Some embossing takes care ...


Lauren Merkin Vivi Clutch | Acid Colored Python Embossed Purse

Lauren Merkin Vivi Clutch | Acid Colored Python Embossed Purse

A pop of acid color gives this Vivi clutch from Lauren Merkin a fun day to night appeal.

I love the way the bold green and blue patches contrast with the Vivi's gentle monochromatic scales. They're not real snake scales mind you, but for this price ...


Jalda Salini Hobo | Soft Anaconda-Embossed Teal Leather Handbag

Jalda Salini Hobo | Soft Anaconda-Embossed Teal Leather Handbag

Serpentine scales make the Salini hobo from Jalda a very refined creature.

The embossed scales are significantly larger than we typically see on snake-style bags. Jalda says the bolder finish is inspired by anacondas, and I've never been close enough to one of these jungle giants to argue! ...


CC Skye Annie Hall Cross-Body | Croc Embossed Black Leather Purse

CC Skye Annie Hall Cross-Body | Croc Embossed Black Leather Purse

It might be some 45 years since Diane Keaton's striking heroine hit screens in Woody Allen's romantic comedy, but Annie Hall continues to be one of pop culture's most enduring style icons. CC Skye pays tribute to this fashion pioneer with ...


Lauren by Ralph Lauren Harbridge Hobo | Large Cobra Embossed Leather Handbag

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Harbridge Hobo | Large Cobra Embossed Leather Handbag

Ralph Lauren helps us add a touch of luxury to our everyday lives with this Harbridge Hobo.

The soft curves and slouchy silhouette are classic hobo, but the snake-embossed surface makes it feel more sophisticated than the average. It's not the most convincing cobra mimic, but ...


Lauren Merkin Essex Clutch | Glossy Black Snake Print Michelle Fantaci Designs Leather Purse

Lauren Merkin Essex Clutch | Glossy Black Snake Print Michelle Fantaci Designs Leather Purse

I enjoyed Lauren Merkin's distinctive pleated clutch purses when I first discovered them, but her formulaic designs became tired pretty quickly. So I'm thrilled to see her working with Michelle Fantaci, a designer who's breathed new life into the label with bags like the Essex.

While ...