Top: Coco Messenger
Bottom: Coco Clutch and Adriana Castro
You are going to go nuts over Adriana Castro’s croc collection. It’s not that I am partial to Colombians (my husband is half) but they have the crocodiles so it makes sense that they should make the best bags at the best prices! Adriana was born on a croc farm in Colombia! Well, metaphorically, her dad owns a croc farm, I am sure she was born at a hospital. She grew up around crocodiles and has been dreaming up designs for these skins since childhood.
This messenger is what first caught my eye because there really isn’t an acceptable messenger that is ultra fab and functional at the same time, that is until this one. If you love exotic and the natural look of skin and leather, you can appreciate this organic design. It is casual and bohemian but sleek and sexy. The bull horn detail on the closure adds another element of the wild while maintaining a delicate and feminine feel. She uses only Caiman fuscus crocodile, which is of supreme quality (and what Colombia is known for). I can finally run around town with a messenger without actually feeling like a messenger! The Coco Clutch, also with the horn detail, has a totally different feel altogether. It is more of a classic and one of those amazing pieces that will suit your entire wardrobe, you can dress it up or down. There is still that rough look but definitely will work with formal, in fact, it will give your style some edge. It is also a good size at 12″ x 7″ (although it is flat). Adriana is giving Bag Snob readers a huge discount, 40% off, if you mention us. The Messenger is $1140 (retails for $1900) and the Clutch is only $870 (retail is $1450). To order, please e-mail Adriana Castro or call 1.866.460.4484. More colors are available, take a look at the entire collection on their website. Now, my only question is, why didn’t she use herself as the model, look how adorable she is!!