A discerning woman can never have enough handbags and here’s one good reason why — the Louis Vuitton Exotic Skins collection. From crocodilian leather to python and ostrich, these materials are rare and skillfully crafted into the most luxurious bags by artisans in their Maison in Asnieres making them precious like fine jewellery; visually distinctive and the ultimate object of great desire.
This season, the collection features an attractive selection of their new bestselling iconic bags, ranging from the versatile Twist and the elegant Capucines to the structured ladylike City Steamer and classic Alma BB, in metallic python and crocodilian leather in rich jewel tones of emerald green, amethyst, red garnet and sapphire blue.
Fun fact: These exotic skins, particularly those from gators and crocodiles, are highly expensive and will increase a bag’s worth by more than 30 times in comparison to those made from cow leather.
Here are some things to know about the collection:
A purveyor of luxury bags since 1854, Louis Vuitton has never shied away from using exotic skins in its designs, going as far as buying a controlling share in the family-run Heng Long Tannery, a world renowned Singapore-based crocodilian leather tannery, in 2011.