Exotic leather handbags can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. From small, hard case-style designs made from caiman crocodile hides, to larger handbags made from ostrich or python skin, the design choices for exotic leather handbags are nearly endless.
American alligator skin is a rare and highly precious material. Given the value and rarity of alligator skin leather goods, it’s important to take excellent care of them to keep them looking like new for as long as possible.
When it comes to making luxurious and unique handbags, few materials can rival the exotic appeal of crocodile skin. Crocodile hides have a very distinctive texture that make them instantly recognizable and distinct from common cowhide.
Lizard skins don’t get nearly enough love from the average fashion designer. Sure, crocodile and alligator leather are widely recognized as top-tier fashion materials, and python skins are an ever-popular choice, but you don’t often hear much about major fashion projects using lizard skin.
Here on the Pan American Leathers blog, we’re huge exotic leather enthusiasts. These hides help bring a unique identity to any fashion project that they’re used in, and allow fashion designers to really leave their mark on a project.
For years, a brand has commonly been made identifiable by a logo stitched into the material of products such as handbags, shoes, apparel or furniture. The fashion industry is continually updating, changing and setting trends, finding new ways to showcase a brand’s unique qualities, values, tastes and trends.
Exotic leathers are not a one-size-fits-all product; each type of skin has distinctly different dimensions.
Depending on what design the exotic leather is being used for, luxury handbags to custom bed frames, you should know the measurements of the panels that each skin can yield and what each exotic leather is ideally used for.
There is no doubt that exotic leathers have been made into stunning fashion statements year after year. Leather’s popularity in apparel and accessories remains a staple in the fashion industry.