Nancy Gonzales Woven Crocodile ToteDid any of you ever do the paper-mache strings on top of a inflated balloon? Umm you know, to make the perfect easter egg basket holder? Maybe that was just me. But pretend you are in Finding Neverland and put on your imagination hat and picture that. Now look at this Nancy Gonzalez Woven Crocodile Tote and tell me you don’t see the same thing? The key to this exercise is IMAGINATION! Anyhow, whether you followed along or not I’m really digging this fun and totally unique style set up by Nancy Gonzalez. Here is what is so cool: The tote is made of straw and then finished off with mayhem weaving of crocodile straps. The craziness of the croc straps comes together for a triple strap shoulder strap. Also this funky number has an open top with toggle closure, nothing but the finest suede lining, and an inside zip pocket. The bag measures 6″H x 12″W x 4 1/4″D and is made in Columbia. I wonder if they include some fresh Colombian coffee beans for the hefty price of $895 at Bergdorf Goodman. Probably not.

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  • billyjoe

    i am against! no crocs to be killed for the purse!
    ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RULE!

  • Bill Gluth

    No matter what we say about Nancy Gonzalez’s work, she is one of the best promoted designers out there.

    Can anyone help me find where she is located? I would like to include her in an upcoming article I am researching now.

    Thanks for the assist.

    Bill Gluth, bill@developyourvision.com

  • john barret

    Im a bag maker of Argentina and my opinion is my product is much better;better cocodrile,better manofacture and chepper prices I think this designer have a very good publicity for a bad product.

    Sincerely, John Barret from Buenos Aires Argentina
    Contact:munarirousselot@yahoo.com.ar

    • Dancing Queen

      And Mrs Nancy Gonzalez is “better speller too” :grin:

    • Barbara Sheridan

      Hi John, I will be arriving in Buenos Aires in december and will be on the hunt to purchase some great croc toes, clutches, etc. Where are you located? Do you have any photos or a website to show any of your handbags?
      Please advise. Thank you,
      Barbara Sheridan
      San Diego, CA

  • andrea

    Me parece unos bolsos muy bonitos estan muy bien trabajados por colombianas humildes cabeza de familia, lastima que la señora Nancy Gonzales sea tan inhumana con estos trabajadores obligandolos y amenazandolos a trabajar horarios que van de 7 am a 10 pm todos los dias incluyendo domingos.afectando asi estas familias en su nucleo familiar y enfermendo en muchas ocasiones a los operarios.trabaje con ella 1 año y bueno hay trabajo pero sale uno como medio loco de alla por el nivel de estres que se maneja,porq hasta histerica es.me da pena contar esto pero es la realidad de un personaje que triunfa pasando por encima de muchas familias caleñas.

    • Carolina

      Andrea yo pienso que tu comentario es innapropiado y una mentira yo conozco a la compania y ala disenadora muy bien y se que le brinda a sus trabajadores la mayoria mujeres muchas oportunidades y tiene una guarderia para los ninos de estas; si esto para ti es ser inhumano ya no se que pensar.

      • OSCAR

        CAROLINA CAROLINA POR QUE ME PARECE QUE NO CONOCES A LA CLASE DE PERSONA QUE ES NANCYTA LO QUE DICE ANDREA ES LA PURA VERDAD SE LLENA DE DINERO SIN IMPORTAR EL SACRIFICIO QUE HACEN LOS DEMAS POR ELLA ES UNA EMPRESA EXCLAVIZANTE, DONDE SE VIOLAN ALGUNOS DERECHOS AL TRABAJADOR OJALA SI ALGUIEN QUE TRABAJE CON LAS AUTORIDADES VIERA ESTE COMENTARIO HICIERA ALGO PARA QUE NO SE SOMETAN MAS PERSONAS EN DISEÑO EXCLVITUD Y MODA INTERNACIONAL S.A GRACIAS

  • andrea

    carolina se ve que conoces bastante a esta señora,en una guarderia donde solo asisten 3 o 4 niños,la guarderia que ella habia creado la cerro,y ahora paga una especie de satelite en el barrio los alamos al trabajador se le cobra 25000 mensuales deducidos de sus salarios e igualmente solo asisten de 3 a 4 niños.porq no los llevan?por la hora de salida de sus madres es a las 10pm le recuerdo y si no se quedan las despiden sencillo.(FALTA DE COMPROMISO)

  • la*style!

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF NANCY GONZALEZ has a showroom in NYC? Or a CONTACT FOR HER? Thanks!

  • fashionista

    You know, I do not know if Nancy Gonzalez is a real person. And much less will I ever understand why the Purse Blog continues to showcase this inferior brand. There is no website for this company, nothing. Ok, they wholesale obviously. And what Andrea said about her lack of humanity, etc. is probably accurate. If she worked for this woman, why would she lie? What would she gain by saying an untruth? And Carolina, does she know the “NANCY” gal by having worked for her or did she just meet her during a “smiling a la politician” event?” If what Andrea says is true, which it probably is, it is utterly disgusting. I wonder if the US stores (and now she is in London too . . . shame), know about the treatment she gives to her workers (mothers!) If they are indeed aware of it, why don’t they dump her and start to carry the much more beautiful and stylish Marcela Calvet bags, who by the way is a humanitarian as well. Logically, since Gonzalez has grown so much (I still do not know HOW), in order to keep up with the demands of making many bags to supply the stores that carry her brand, it would not surprise me if the workers are in effect OVER-WORKED. Also, if the demand is great, the bags by default, begin to lack in quality. In this case, it is probably BOTH. Aside from that, caiman skin from Colombia (like the one she uses which is Fuscus), is an inferior skin in terms of durability and quality than the skin of those species found in Brazil, Paraguay or Argentina like Yacare and Caiman Latirostris which are more closely related to the alligator Missisipiensis (or American alligator).

    And to Purse Blog I would say to no longer showcase this brand, since a woman who mistreats mothers by overworking and threatening them if they leave earlier, which is what Andrea said, for the sake of getting richer at their expense, does not deserve such loyalty or admiration. Nancy Gonzalez, shame on you. I would never buy one of your inferior and overpriced handbags when I know that my money goes to YOU and not your workers, whom you mistreat and threaten. You are not worthy.

  • Mo

    i totally agreed with fashionista i will never buy a bag from NG again because this is not the first time i heard that she mistreat not only her workers in colombia but in NY too and that her son is even worst thatn she is.

  • Kendra

    Basket? hmm… (fb)

  • Eco-Moda

    No hay nada oculto entre el cielo y la tierra, shame on you Nancy Gonzales!!!!

  • Naggy

    This is okay, but it doesn’t stand out at all. (ipad)

  • KY

    What a weird bag. (ipad)

  • cocrodile

    es real que trata muy muy mal a sus trabajadores en cali colombia la planta queda por sameco .
    he does not look nor does it determine and the schedules are extensive, in addition gives you fear that copied their designs. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BBJ4ZWASJGMHSIG2TIQRMK5DDA MM

    It is disgusting that Nancy Gonzales uses animal’s skin to produce this bags. Please do not buy products which include killing an animal. Sorry, I am Colombian too but, society must improve

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