If you spend as much time on the Internet as we do (for your sanity’s sake, we hope you don’t), you’ve surely heard that a poisonous cobra has escaped from the Bronx Zoo and is now amusing and terrifying much of New York City. No one has any idea where the snake has crept off to, but now has its own hilarious Twitter account and has taken the place of Charlie Sheen as the Internet meme du jour. The Bronx Zoo cobra is doing all the winning now, Mr. Sheen.

There’s only one proper way to celebrate this slithering little wastrel, and no, it’s not with a snakeskin handbag. That would probably just upset him, and if you were to come across a poisonous cobra, the last thing you would want to do is hurt his feelings. (Or worse, make him think that you want to catch him and make him into a tasteful evening bag.) No, ladies, you need to immortalize the Bronx Zoo cobra in gemstones with the help of the Jimmy Choo Candice Snake Suede Clutch. I think there’s a “snake charming” pun in here somewhere.

I have a thing for reptile jewelry anyway, and that includes several crystal-encrusted snakes in my collection, usually in the form of bracelets. This clutch would have appealed to me as a way to tie my handbags into my costume jewelry stash, but the synchronicity of its appearance right as a snake has taken over meme culture adds an extra layer of appeal. At some chic Manhattan boutique, I’m sure that some very clever socialite is thinking the same thing and buying this clutch right now. Hopefully the snake will be located soon so that this clutch can go back to being just a normal evening bag with a vintage twist. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1595.

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  • Chris

    A fun post and a very fab handbag. I love the different shades of green.
    Great clutch !

  • Lulugurl

    Love the little encrusted snake, not a fan of the rest of the bag….

    I am not really sure what I don’t like about it, just something isn’t striking the right cord with me…I think it is the little flappy bit the snake is on, it just looks “funny”….

  • PhotoGirl

    “Slithering little wastrel”

    When will you be coming by to clean this coffee off of my monitor?
    You’re one of a kind, Amanda. Never, ever stop writing!

  • Diana

    I love this post and all the tweets about the Bronx Zoo Cobra!

    – Diana


  • ninjaninja

    trouser snake!

  • gpc

    Pretty bag, and I really hope the cobra is found, unharmed.

  • MyModesty

    Lulugurl has right! The bag is no interresting. The only twist is the snake. Jimmy Choo’s designs are the oblects of ridiculousnes where people has taste….

    • Lulugurl

      Unfortuantly his bags just don’t do anything for me!! I like the shoes tho!! ;)

  • Kathleen

    Reminds me of a Proboscis monkey

  • edoardo

    This bag is terrible, I hate its color and the absence of light…so sad like death!!


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  • Cathy Fitz

    Really cute post! And timely. I also follow the cobra (only on Twitter, that is).

  • 19yearslater

    Cute bag and thanks for the cobra’s twitter account link. Following now! I like this little jewelry snake better than snakeskin bags by a mile.

  • Mochababe73

    Is the snake charm removable?
    Anyway, the charm saves the bag because it’s not anything to write home about.

  • Stephanie

    I like the snake, but I don’t love the bag.