A guest carries a blue crocodile skin Birkin handbag from Hermès during the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. Demand for exotic skin bags remains strong even as some brands move away from them. Photo: GC Images
A guest carries a blue crocodile skin Birkin handbag from Hermès during the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. Demand for exotic skin bags remains strong even as some brands move away from them. Photo: GC Images
Fashion

Why love for exotic skin bags like the Hermès Birkin remains strong even as Chanel and other brands say no to crocodile, alligator and python

  • Many brands are pivoting from handbags made of exotic skins, but some of the most exclusive names – Gucci, Dior, Hermès to name a few – remain committed to them
  • Exotic skin bags have proved to have staying power in Singapore, where brands such as Ethan K and Kwanpen have made a name for their leather designs

A guest carries a blue crocodile skin Birkin handbag from Hermès during the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. Demand for exotic skin bags remains strong even as some brands move away from them. Photo: GC Images
A guest carries a blue crocodile skin Birkin handbag from Hermès during the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. Demand for exotic skin bags remains strong even as some brands move away from them. Photo: GC Images
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