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The Year of the Python

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Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!! I know it’s the Year of the Ox but in fashion, it’s definitely the Year of the Python! I have never seen more variety of (costly) python bags in one season; it’s as if the recession isn’t really happening. From YSL, Tod’s, Ferragmo, Bally, Oscar, Michael Kors to Kotur and many many others– it’s all about the scales baby!  Man snobs will be excited to join in on the trend with Mark Nason‘s python messenger ($1,800). Even ready to wear and shoes are getting into the action.  Prices range greatly depending on the brand but we’ve got the best of the scaly bunch (jump for more!).  Tell me, what do you think of python? 

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Left: Ferragamo chain python bag $2066

Right: Derek Lam Jules python messenger bag $2590


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Tod’s G bag in Python $2,165

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Oscar de la Renta Mumbai Messenger $4950

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Michael Kors Templeton Zip $3200

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Bottega Veneta Python $5380

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28 thoughts on “The Year of the Python”

  1. I love the look but don’t like the feel of it…I would love to see zagliani’s python in person. Tina do you have trouble with the durability? I’ve heard of scales curling up over time, it just seems like there’s no way to prevent that from what python bags that I have seen. Wear and tear on what looks like delicate exotic skin? What are your thoughts? And I love your Tod’s python bag that you have! gorgeous!!

  2. Kotur wallace = fierce! let’s face it, python will not be a throw-around bag. this is not cowhide or goatskin. treat the bag with a little love and care. they need to be babies. in the bag collection, the snake skins are the quarterbacks — do the least but look the best.

  3. Thank you Cherie. that made me chuckle…they are stunners and look good in the process, just won’t make it my “throw around bag” :)

  4. I am getting that Anya Hector in the python!! It was mine as soon as I saw it during Spring Preview.

    Bag Snob Kelly

  5. Python is so in! I ordered the Adriana Castro Python Hobo in Magenta. Tina, thank you, thank you! Now I want to order a python evening clutch. Any suggestions?

    I am so excited about the Designers Live! Who will you be featuring? We want to see fresh faces please. Change is also in :)

  6. The Hector is on my list too….Tina, was at Whole Foods this AM and standing next to this lady at the sushi area. I spotted her bag–HELLO!!! a Birkin, not any Birkin a croc Birkin in a deep dark green I have never seen b4, I was mesmerized by it’s beauty!!! luckly she stood there for a few min. otherwise I would’ve been following her around the market!!! The color was sublime!!

    PS..Where is my Sacca photo? =)

    xoxo

  7. Ice storm on its way, can’t get to Barneys probably til Thursday :)

    got the package today, am going to open right now!

    xoxo

  8. Wow, the forum is super active this hour. I LOVE LOVE da Ferragamo python chain bag!! It shouts sophistication and at 2k its definitely a worthy buy in this eco climate. Thanks for sharing Tina. Will ya plz bring up more Ferro in da future?

    X

  9. Dear Tina/Kelly,

    This is completely off topic but I didn’t know whether you guys checked older posts. I wanted to know if the YSL Majorelle is being discontinued and whether the YSL Besace would be produced again. Thanks a lot ladies. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

  10. Hi Tina

    I STILL HAVEN’T HAD THE FORM…DID YOU SEND IT TO ME?

    ALSO I HAVE AN ANYA QUESTION….I THINK YOU AND KELLY BOTH PURCHASED THE CHARLIE, I KEEP LOOKING AT IT FOR MY MUM AS A WORK BAG TO CARRY HER FILES BACK AND FORTH…HAS IT WORN WELL…DID YOU BOTH USE IT FOR YOUR LAPTOPS ETC?

    ALSO I LIKE FOR MYSELF THE ZIGGY…SHOULD I GET IT OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR S/S…I DO LOVE THE BROWN AND BLACK BUT NOT SURE IF THE PYTHON SKIN LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD PEEL?

    l.XO

  11. Hi Lauren,

    Sorry for the late reply! Python has to be treated delicately, one of my bags has a dark water stain because my son’s sippy cup spilled in it!

    I’m going to take it to the leather place,,, fingers crossed.

    But if you go with a good brand, curling will not happen. They treat the skin now to make it flat. xo

  12. YES YES YES YES!!!!! Think of when Harry met Sally in the diner! THESE ARE FANTASTIC WORKS OF ART. I AM DIGGIN’ ON THESE SO HARD MY BLOOD PRESSURE JUST WENT UP!

  13. Hi Bag Snobs,

    I just got a Michael Kors Python bag and they said it’s hand painted with gold. I bought it at the Palazzo Las Vegas shop and it’s BEAUTIFUL. I love it!!! However, I don’t know how to care of it. It seems really delicate as the scales are not covered in any glaze. It looks very natural and I’m actually scared to use the bag. I carried it around for the weekend in Vegas but the scales/skin started curling up. The sales person told me they have only made 8 of these bags for Las Vegas.

    Can you help advise me? I can send u a picture of the bag too if you like.

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