Some people love exotic skins for their accessories like handbags and wallets. Crocodile, Ostrich, Snakes, Lizard… even Stringray!
Well ok, I’ve given in to stingray. If you have ever been to Thailand, you’d likely have ended up with a stingray wallet at some point. They have a thriving industry of stingray wallets and bags in Thailand for some reason. Granted, those that are better made do last quite a long time but even they can be considered pricey, some going for hundreds. Well, relatively speaking of course 🙂
But do you go for exotic skins for your accessories like bags and wallets?
I don’t. Other than the fact that products made from exotic skins cost the earth, I don’t feel comfortable owning anything made of exotic animal skins.
I’m fine with leather from cows and lambskin, and in fact, I do prefer leather bags to non-leather ones. But I don’t go much further than that. Also, I have read that some exotic skins need special care – proper moisturizing and humidity which can be finicky. But the ultimate barrier of course is the price, due to the rarity of these exotic skins.
I’m fine with prints though so I’d do faux croc skin …. but nothing much more than that 🙂 Snake and lizard skin gives me the willies and I just don’t like the look of Ostrich – the dots on the leather caused by the follicle for feathers bug me.
Do you like accessories from exotic skins? Do you own any or do you intend to own any? Or are you just happy with faux print exotics 😉