Behold: the decadent of the decadent. What could be more luxurious than a tote deeply understated in shape, set in polished crocodile? One that’s deep emerald green crocodile. While everyone knows that Azzedine Alaïa knows his way around a mean laser-cut perforation, I believe sumptuous skin combined with a subtle silhouette is where he really shines.
A bag of this caliber requires no tricks to command attention. When you’ve got Alaïa’s top-notch quality and detailing in full effect, you really don’t need much else to be over-the-top and remain completely classic all the while. Strong lines and nuanced tailoring (and of course, a removable interior pouch in coordinating croc) put the richly hued texture right in the spotlight where it belongs.
It also comes as no surprise that this mean green bag is going to cost you a whole lot of green. With a price tag rolling in at just under $23k, this is a bona fide investment piece. Yes, sometimes it does require serious bank to ooze luxury. At Browns Fashion for $22,680.
Pair with: A bag worthy of a green goddess requires shoes that will have you standing tall without stealing the show. Opt for Gianvito Rossi’s leather mules. A pointed toe plus a graphically simple cut plus clean black leather equals a well-advised pairing. On NET-A-PORTER for $705.