Fashion is a complicated topic, for sure. It sits at the intersection of art and commerce, of high and low culture, of aesthetic and functional design. Sometimes, though, when something is beautiful enough, fashion feels incredibly simple; it’s just about owning something beautiful. That’s what it felt like when I first set eyes on the Ralph Lauren Alligator Soft Ricky Bags.

Handbag lovers are all well familiar with the Birkin-reminiscent Ricky by now, as well as with all kinds of exotics, but something about these bags stands out. Perhaps its the color choices, which are all soft, powdery pastels that give the alligator an almost porcelain quality. Its an extra element of delicacy to an already fragile material, and it’s easy to get the idea of the kind of women who would potentially carry one of these. Suffice it to say that her life probably doesn’t suck.


Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Bag
$18,500 via Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Blue


Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Bag
$18,500 via Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Grey


Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Bag
$18,500 via Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Alligator Purple

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  • Anu

    very well written piece Amanda, I enjoyed reading the beginning!

  • klynneann

    I’m not a fan of the Ricky bags, but the blue one above definitely gets my heart beating.

  • abigail

    these pieces are so pastel and charming!

  • Mya Wilkes

    The Ricky just doesn’t appeal to me.

  • I’ve never been fan of the Ricky, but the colors are divine.

  • kindled

    The colors are beautiful but the bag feels too busy to me.

    • Katia

      I agree…Some bags can still look good with too much going on, but not this one

  • Monsieur Gougou

    As the owner of a Ricky Bag, I can honestly say that it is one of the Best bags I have ever owned. To feel in your hands is to truly appreciate its spectacular beauty. Until I held one, and then made it mine – I never realised just HOW amazing the Ricky is! Give it the chance to seduce you, and you will never look back!