Nancy Gonzalez adds python to her signature crocodile skin with the aim of offering twice the luxury and twice the looks. However, sadly this tote somehow ends up being less than the sum of its parts.
I really can’t fault the exotic skins themselves. The earthy golden python is beautiful, and a lovely foil for the bolder black Caiman fuscus crocodile. But when the materials are all cut up into strips, they lose their value. Think of the way an allover python bag speaks to us with its delicate scales. It doesn’t need any embellishment, because the material has enough to attract us. We don’t get that instant impact here, because Nancy Gonzalez has tried to do too much. She’s attempted to be clever, rather than using her prized skins to draw eyes.
This tote gets the job done, but it doesn’t do any more than a cheap tote would. Its interior is spacious, but we’re not treated to the pockets we need to make use of all that room. The bracelet handles are eye-catching but they’re also not up to the challenge of carrying our cargo. We don’t even get a closure, although perhaps if we buy a tote like this we won’t have any money for filling it!
Because at $2,950, this crocodile and python tote is a really expensive proposition. We wouldn’t expect a bag made with such high-end materials to come any cheaper, but we’d also expect it to deliver more than this.
More Features of This Nancy Gonzalez Exotic Tote
- Lined with natural linen
- Measures 13 x 16 x 2 inches
- Made in Colombia