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Top 5 Faux Skin Bags: You May Be Spending Too Much on Exotics

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

We all want the real deal, but sometimes a stamped leather will give you the same thrill without the hefty cost. In my experience, croc is the look designers recreate best, but snake is up there too (it’s worth noting, though, that snake is often the least expensive exotic if you are wanting to break into authentic exotics at an affordable price point). There are so many gorgeous options these days, and really, you need not feel like there’s anything faux about them; the sophistication is real, and that’s what I’m looking for!

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

1. Vince Croc Embossed Crossbody Bag: When you spend less, you feel like you can have a little more fun with color, making this cobalt Vince crossbody an easy accessory to justify. On Shopbop for $265.

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

2. Botkier Python Embossed Soho Tote: Botkier also does blue well, this time with python-embossed leather, accented in the brand’s downtown-cool zip trim. On Shopbop for $298.

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

3. Dries Van Noten Croc-Stamped Large Shoulder Bag: Thanks to elegant structure, glossy shine, and an OCD-approved set of double zip and double compartment pockets hiding inside the accordion-style gussets, the most expensive of the bunch is worth every penny. At Barneys New York for $920.

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

4. Victoria Beckham Croc-Effect Leather Clutch: VB’s texture blocking gives this flat clutch a serious sense of dimension. On NET-A-PORTER for $750.

Top 5 Faux Skin Bags

5. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag: No fall wardrobe is complete without a burgundy bag, and when yours comes with enough card slots to allow you to leave your bulky wallet at home, that just makes navigating the holiday shopping and partying scene all the easier. On NET-A-PORTER for $345.



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  1. I quite liked the last option! Shopping for women bags is always a painful task as I am always on a tight budget and can’t afford to spend much. I am thinking of going for a burgundy bag. 🙂

  2. Very good collection of handbags. All of them look good. Not sure which one to choose out of them.
    Luxury items with unbelievable price!

  3. Your fashion Bags trend Collection is very nice. Articles in this particular section of the blog are actually good.I also bookmark this site for visiting and updating regularly! Thank for sharing with us.

  4. Shopping!!!! this is the most difficult part that i face and trust me there have been many options and my heart says yes for too many which will not fit within my budget. I liked 2nd and 4th one the most and surely will cart one of them today because my mind keeps on reminding about this. Thanks, mate for such super cute collection.

  5. Wow this is cool collection for faux bags. These are bit expensive but I am sure that they are value for money too. I was thinking to purchase one since 2 months and finally got the options to choose one.
    Thanks for this wonderful list btw!