Last week, exotic handbag designer extraordinaire Carlos Falchi had an event at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Naturally, I had to pop in to say hi and see the newest designs from the master. His area at Bergdorfs was filled with fans and shoppers picking out designs and having Carlos sign them. With the shopping mood in full force, I began to examine every Carlos Falchi bag I could get my hands on. Everyone including myself were buzzing about the superb quality and the fact that his bag are made in the USA.

Right now I am coveting the classic Carlos Falchi Hobo in both python and crocodile skin. As fall attempts to set in, I find myself drawn more and more to brown bags and both of these are stunning options.


Carlos allows skins to standout on his designs in place hardware, logos, and other extra fluff. A hobo is a must-have shape for every handbag collection and because it will be used often in your rotation, so investing in an exotic pays off in the long run.

Dimensions of both are 11″H x 13″W x 7″D with a spacious 10.5″ shoulder drop. All this leaves me with is deciding which option is better; python or crocodile. And truthfully, if that is all I worry about today, I say this is a great day. Python is $2,495 via Neiman Marcus and Croc is $3,995 via Neiman Marcus.

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  • Mariah

    I prefer the crocodile – the larger scales somehow make the slouchy hobo look more structured.

  • Jackie

    For this bag, I prefer the python over the crocodile because of the reason Mariah prefers the croc… hobos are supposed to be slouchy and the python skin is more complementary to the shape of the hobo. Croc looks best on structured bags such as the Kelly. In general, though, I think I favor python.

  • Lilobubbletea

    For a hobo, I prefer the python because the material makes the bag fall more comfortably opposed to its counterpart, croc. that looks stiff and uncomfortable.

  • Rashida

    I like the color of the croc and the structure of it… Not a fan of the brown python… Looks a bit on the dull side, maybe it is just the picture.

  • ken

    prefer to phython ,since look much real ….
    see more cro on www. estylefocus.com

  • lucy

    For anyone considering a python bag by Falchi, I bought one in a natural color last summer. When I took it out of the closet this spring, it had badly discolored and was more yellow than natural. I returned it to Falchi who claims to have “repaired” it. It’s less yellow but now looks more like mud. Incredibly disappointing as I won’t use it as it is, nor can I sell it. So for anyone in that market, just an FYI that they do not stand behind their bags.

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