At this point, it might be entirely useless to try to review Nancy Gonzalez’s Spring 2011 handbags, or any set of handbags from the Colombian accessories maven. She does one thing (exotics), and does it extremely well. You’ll find no trend-chasing or gimmicks within this line, just piece after piece of luxurious exotic leather formed into handbags of every size, shape and color imaginable.

Spring 2011’s pieces run the gamut from staid, perfect neutrals to bold brights to glam metallics and everything in between, including latice work and weaving on some of the collection’s more casual pieces. All of this stuff is vintage Nancy Gonzalez, and although her collections may not change a great deal from season to season, there’s something almost comforting about her consistency. And if you’ve never inspected one of Gonzalez’s bags in person, I highly recommend it; they’re among the best-planned designs on the market, which is just another reason to love what she does.

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  • Merve

    I’m trying to reach through the screens and grab the grey ones but for some reason its not working.

    • CarlySue78

      Hand to GOD I have four bags that i purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue.
      But I only want one lol. I need to give them to homes who will really appreciate them :-/

      Please contact if interested
      (347) – 486 -7349

  • edoardo

    I’m speechless from these bags. They are so chic and full of style, amazing!!!!

    I lvoe,e xpecially ,the bags in the ofurth pic and in the bag in the fifth from the bottom.

    Only Nancy knows how to work the crocodile in the right, faboulous, way!!

  • Blo0ondi

    OMG shes th ultimate croco queen…ohhh i long fr the day one i own one of her beautiful pieces ;)i loved the one in the begning its something differnt from what i’ve seen

  • mochababe73

    I am not a fan of exotic skins. I am far from being anti-animal/exotic skin. However, I am a huge fan of Nancy Gonzalez. Most designers use the exotic skin and put too many bells and whistles. With Ms. Gonzalez, she allows the skins to shine through. If money were no object, I would own several of her bags.

  • EvaKnox

    Terrible designs, they all look cheap to me, nothing to get all excited for. Seriously

  • Handbag Lover

    WOW, these bags are HAWT! Lord please raind down some money so I can get at least 5 of them. LOL

  • gpc

    I am so totally BORED with her bags.

  • annabelle

    beautifulllllllllllll collection!
    oh my goodness!!!
    her color choice is just amamzing!!!

  • Candace

    I am in love with #2, 15, 29 and 30. So ladylike and just, well, beautiful works of art!!!!

  • Stylista

    The handles on the handbag in the main photo are really quite unattractive. Bulky and boring. But the rest of the handbags are gorgeous. Perfect and chic.

  • kathleen

    I am drooling over the cognac tote, 4th from the top, on the left. Hope it is not huge as I find some of her bags to be.

  • Danica

    Love it! This looks really nice, classic, hints of 70s, and the quality you mentioned.
    I bought a bag from Elzie Bag ( a few weeks before I went back to UK.

    I love the Elzie Bag! Actually I want to use them all! anyway, YOu have great taste in bags. *winks* :P


    ok,i bought some of her bag before the quality is ok not great, i have a lot of friend buying the bag from , phil luangrath same exotic skins, many more colors and better prices for the prices that ng sell her bags, you can get nile skins which is better skins for someone that really knows about crocodile.

  • jose

    Dear purse blog friends, i agree with jessi i live half of the year in NY and half in Miami a friend of mine told me about phil luangrath handbags i went to their showroom is impressive as their bags, a 5000 sq showroom floating in a 45 long foot indoor pool and all the amazing crocodile handbags around i never seen anything like this before in the usa or europe is done with so much test as their bags i bought me a overnight bag for man in chocolate color for $3000 i really recomended this brand , well done guys 10 plus!!!!!!!!!

  • kristen

    i have a phil luangrath bag i got it in the YWCA old bag luncheon at the Belle Haven club, they are amazing quality and very good price.

  • Margo

    i bougth a phil lungrath telen bag in violet color it is amazing!!!!! i have received more compliments on this bag i ever could imagine!!! the price was incredible and the quality is superb.i highly recommend, their beautiful products.

  • ninjaninja

    Not feeling the chains. (ipad)

  • Smith

    cute color palette – but i think this line is ho-hum. (ipad)

  • cl

    Love all the grey-hued purses!! exotic skins :) (ipad)

  • nini

    they all look nice, but I don’t really have a favorite.

  • Sherry

    simple (ipad)

  • Sherry

    but cute (ipad)

  • Lola

    These bags are so beautiful that I wish I could work with crocodile leather, but for some reason the texture always feels off-putting to me :( (ipad)

  • Jeanne

    I absolutely love her bags. She seems to use vintage bags as an inspiration. Great bags – you should do a contest where we can win one of her purses.

  • Tiffany

    These are quite cute! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    this is the first time i’m seeing a bag with chained strap/handle that is not actually metal-ish made – get what i mean?
    making the leather shaped like chain is definitely something to salute at. (ipad)

  • handbagged

    I am in LOVE. These bags are so beautiful. (ipad)

  • Jen

    I saw a couple of really gorgeous bags in that list!! (ipad)

  • helen

    So many pretty colors. Again I prefer the pink. (ipad)

  • swati

    i love nancy gonzalez …. She doesn’t do fancy, sticks to exotics without spoiling their natural beauty …. and charges much less than other brands would…. Whats not to love ….. my choice 22, 35, 39 (ipad)