Any regular reader of this blog knows that I’m drooling over a whole lot of bags for winter – Celine, YSL, Mulberry, Alexander Wang…my list is long and expensive, just as it always is. We can go ahead and add the Carlos Falchi Gathered Crocodile Tote to it, although I’d need a bit of a windfall to make it a practical option.

Since this blog is clearly not about practicality, however, let’s pretend for a moment that we can all afford to spend over five grand on this beautiful bit of grey crocodile loveliness. This satchel is certainly more affordable than, say, a crocodile Hermes Birkin, and in my mind, that gives me a little bit of hope. Or perhaps it merely strengthens my delusion…

Because the bag is so simple, it’s beautiful in a really obvious way. Gorgeous exotic leather + neutral, nuanced color = drool, in what may be the easiest equation this side of remedial algebra. In fact, Falchi’s nuanced dying techniques are usually what makes his bag’s a cut above. Exotic leather deserves a treatment that accents its natural variations and texture, and this bag does exactly that in a neutral shade that can be paired with literally anything. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $5295.

  • Thumbelina Fashionista

    I agree: it’s stunning!

  • Elly

    I absolutely LOVE Carlos Falchi bags, and this bag is no exception! They really don’t get as much attention as they should. I think that every woman should own a nice exotic bag at some point in their lives and I would be more than happy to welcome this bag into my collection!

  • V

    omg…the bag itself looks like a crocodile too!!

  • Stacy

    Love it!!!! ( not loving the price of course). Would love to receive this as gift, just don’t have any rich ladies in my family/friends circle who could afford to buy it then gift it to me. :/. Oh well, I’ll keep dreaming.

  • mochababe73

    I like the color. I am just not a fan of exotic skins.

  • jburgh

    Amanda – if you’re saving your money for an exotic, get a Nile Crocodile or Estuarian (porosus) Crocodile. The Falchi bag is Caiman, and in consideration of the quality of Caiman -vs- high quality croc, it is quite overpriced. Personally, I do like the style a lot, but if you are going to plunk down some cash for croc, get the best skin you can. There is a world of difference.

    • kinader

      How do you know it’s Caiman? Just curious if you could just tell by the look of the skin.

  • Demi

    I love exotic leather and this bag just became my dream bag. however the price is really high… :(

  • hect

    have to agree perfect perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bagolicious

    Gorgeous bag and I love the gray. It’s not easy to find a decent gray handbag.

  • Jelita78

    oh wow i can just see a crocodile from here!
    the texture is spectacular!
    kudos to falchi – this is indeed a keeper! (ipad)

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