I have settled into spending most of my handbag money on timeless classics. Whether it is the brand or the shape, handbags can be an investment. Stay away from the “it” bags, or limit yourself to them, because they will go out of style. While one handbag may be all the rage for one season, for the next season it becomes a dust collector in your closet. For many, one of their grail bags may be a crocodile bag. And while a Hermes Crocodile Birkin is my dream, the price tag is not even close to doable for me right now. And it is not doable for most people. Yet there are beautifully made exotic handbags that are much more affordable, designed beautifully, but do not have the huge fashion house name. There has been a huge buzz surrounding the Zagliani Crocodile Tote which implements a design that will carry over season after season in a beautiful exotic matte crocodile skin. On the inside there are many pockets (phone, camera, pen, cards, and a zip pocket), which means this large tote is very usable. The Zagliani handbag line is designed by dermatologist Mauro Orietti-Carella. With a background in dermatology, Mauro injects the exotic skin with silicone which results in a completely supple buttery soft feeling. And on the inside, there is just as luxurious of a feel, with suede lining. This bag is exclusively online at Saks, and you better nab it while you still can. Just a stunning piece of exotic work, perfect to pass down for generations to come. Buy at Saks for $11,300.