I am of two minds about the Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Cutout Satchel. First, the cutout detail is amazingly intricate – to form lace out of a stiff skin like croc is quite a feat and requires the kind of precision that most designers forgo as something that is not cost-effective. But then, if I was going to go to the expense of buying a croc bag, I’d probably want the skin to be full and intact, and the bag to be as simple as possible.

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Cutout Satchel

The skin is the inherent design of any exotic bag, and it seems counterproductive to take a piece of leather that is naturally beautiful and that has it’s own intrinsic design elements and cut it up, no matter how beautiful the cutting is. As a result, I wouldn’t recommend this as anyone’s first croc bag, but it may make a nice special occasion bag for warm weather, particularly with Easter approaching. Also, it’s lined, so the cut croc won’t expose all of your loot inside your bag. Buy through Saks for $3700.

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  • QueenMAB

    WOW, the detail and the color is AMAZING.
    I just wish that the cutout wasn’t actually croc, because I don’t think it would have made that much of a difference and it could’ve brought the price point down.

  • Sarah

    I love Nancy Gonzalez and I love this, I must have this!

  • hazel

    Ohh pretty! It would be awesome around the holidays

  • dela

    At first, I thought it had the broken mirror effect. It looks great but I am not too crazy about the fabric lining. Why not use something more interesting (leather or other exotic etc.) to line the see through purse?

  • Jimmy

    The perforation s beautifully done and the shape is perfect for the fine detailing, BUT why take something so scarce and expensive such as croc for this? Any leather would be just as good. I’m thinking of the cut out pieces of gorgeous corodile leather now, what a waste!

  • Suzi-Q

    Love this bag, and everything Nancy does! Was surprised to see Brittany Spears carrying one of Nancy’s bags, seems too sophisticated for her taste. Hey, maybe she’s really is getting herself together.
    Bought a beautiful bag on sale over the holidays at Neiman’s in Dallas, and just picked up another at bagambition.com.

  • Merve

    Im gonna go against the trend and say i dont like it. Maybe if i saw it in person i would change my mind. I do recognize that it probably took a lot work and is beautifully made but the overall effect seems too dated. I would prefer a simple bold intact croc design that Gonzalez does so amazingly.

  • rorosity

    Beautiful! Pricey, but that is a gorgeous handbag with lots of intricate detail. Love it!

  • Ji

    ohh its soo pretty, and sexy

  • Julia

    How intricate! I agree with Hazel, the shininess of the bag would be great during the holidays.

  • Robert

    I have to say that I just worked on a shoot where a Nancy Gonzalez was used.
    I was quite surprised about the quality. It sucked big time for a high end croc bag.

  • elizabeth

    oh my gosh this bag is beautiful!!!
    i want it. i love this bag.


  • Kendra

    Love it. (fb)

  • Ellen

    The bag is beautiful but when I first saw it, I didn’t even realize that it was crocodile. Buying a bag like this does not make sense, so I do not expect Gonzalez to make more cutout bags, however, I am glad that she took the risk. (ipad)