I am a little surprised at just how expensive crocodile accessories are. Last year I came across this New Without Tags (NWOT) faux purple-croc pouch on eBay. I could tell that the sellers were desperate to get rid of it and to help them out, I submitted a “best offer” for a whopping $10. My offer was accepted almost immediately. I think if the seller had any idea how much real purple-crocs were going for they would have challenged my $10 offer or at least list it on eBay for a higher price. Real crocodile leather sells for over $10,000. Faux crocodile leather, like my purple beauty below sells for $100 or more.
You don’t believe me, let’s take a look at purple croc-print bags that are available for sale online.
This Manhattan Satchel is available at Tiffany.com and will set you back $12,500
This Hermes Birkini – Purple Crocodile Silver Buckle bag (It’s cowhide leather) sells for $379 here.
JJ Winters Blake Lively Croco Envelope purple clutch $149.50 here.
Although I failed to find a similar looks that were under $100, the $149 investment is still great in comparison to the prices above. I’ve included the photo below from my original June 2011 post so that you can see my entire look with my purple pouch.
Remember, looking stylish and expensive can really be inexpensive.