I have a new go to designer for luscious exotic handbags. She is not a huge secret, but she has been my little secret for the past few weeks. Her designs are elegant and simple, her bags speak for themselves, and the prices not as nerve wracking as many exotic handbags. Oh yea, and she is a beautiful designer who lives down the street from Vlad and I. And one last reason we adore her is that she went to a Big 10 school, and that means we are part of a comradery, just not on game day.

This is Adriana Castro that I am speaking of, the Colombian born designer who grew up spending much of her time exploring the pools and lagoons of her father’s crocodile farm, the zoocriadero. It is no wonder that she got involved in the exotic handbag world. Her designs have lured me in since I first spotted her exotic wallets (still at Lux Couture for a VERY amazing $450). It was her Adriana Castro Wallet that caught my attention, showing off the details of the skin with bright bold colors, on a wallet that can double over as a clutch.

As I ventured further into the world of Adriana Castro, I realized there was so much more she had to offer. Adriana recently sent us the Adriana Castro Vibora Clutch to review, which was an instant hit in our office. This clutch is made of Caiman fuscus crocodile leather and is available in gold (shown), black, dark brown, orange, and silver. The gold has this slight gleam, a tinge of metallic, but not an overpowering gold color. This clutch is structured, which does not allow the top to open and make the inside of the body stretch much. But sometimes that is just what you are looking for, a bag that holds its shape and does not wiggle around much. The hidden magnetic closure on the flap is what brings the entire design together. It stands out, shows off the exotic skin, but flows perfectly. The inside is lined with suede and has an open pocket. Measurements are 5″H x 12″W x 1 ½”D. This is a great clutch, one that I will recommend if you ask! Buy through Adriana Castro online for $1400. Right now you can get 10% OFF on any order with code ACSALE. Adriana Castro is also available through Lux Couture.

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