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45 Lustrous Reptilian Fashions

From Crocodile Skin Canteens to Handbag-Inspired Sneakers

— October 8, 2015 — Luxury
Although fashion has mainly moved away from the full-on alligator handbags, crocodile skin pumps and snakeskin leather jackets of the 70s, reptilian styles are still alive and well, making their way into items from bicycles to sporting goods.

Subtler touches of snake and crocodile skin are favored, especially in tech accessories. For example, reptile leather appears in the bands of smartwatches and in glamorous smartphone cases.

Often, reptilian textures are given a color makeover, distancing them from the faux leather versions of yesteryear and making them appear more modern and avant-garde. Metallic snakeskin graces feminine sneakers and pure white crocodile skin is used in athletic unisex sandal patterns.

Snake and crocodile skin texture is also incorporated into totally unexpected places, like building facades and car paint, and is an enduring darling of the cosmetics industries, with advances in technology allowing for complex scaled eye shadow and nail polish patterns.
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23-Karat Watches
23-Karat Watches
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is Sheathed In a 23-Karat Gold Case
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Snakeskin-Patterned Buildings
Snakeskin-Patterned Buildings
This School Canteen's Bricks are Arranged in Snakeskin Patterns
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Shimmery Scaled Shoes
Shimmery Scaled Shoes
These Nike Air Python Sneakers Feature a Metallic Snakeskin Pattern
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Glamorous Golden Skull Smartphones
Glamorous Golden Skull Smartphones
The 'Skull Edition' iPhone 5s is Bedazzling
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Snakeskin Sporting Goods
Snakeskin Sporting Goods
Elisabeth Weinstock Creates Snakeskin Football and Basketball Equipment
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Audacious Amphibian Furniture
Audacious Amphibian Furniture
This Extreme Animal Furniture is for the Exotic Home Owner
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Fragrant Leather Wallets
Fragrant Leather Wallets
Francis Kurkdijan's Wallets Are Infused with Color and Scents
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Weather Withstanding Couture
Weather Withstanding Couture
The Tom Ford SS 2014 Collection is Challenging Climate Change
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Stylish Snakeskin Smartwatches
Stylish Snakeskin Smartwatches
Intel and Opening Ceremony Unveil Chic Wearable Tech for Women
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Sapphire Secret Watches
Sapphire Secret Watches
The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Has a Revealing Sapphire Dial
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Hand-Braided Crocodile Sneakers
Hand-Braided Crocodile Sneakers
These Latticework Shoes Weave Suede Crocodile Leather Together
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Crocodile Skin Canteens
Crocodile Skin Canteens
These Coffee Tumblers from Watch Life with Curiosity are Overtly Lavish
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Beguiling Leather Editorials
Beguiling Leather Editorials
Hannah Holman Poses in Wooly Garments for L'officiel Turkey
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Gold-Tipped Sneakers
Gold-Tipped Sneakers
The New adidas Pro Model Features Reptillian Skin with Metallic Toe Shells
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Professional Snakeskin Editorials
Professional Snakeskin Editorials
Model Nichole Martinez Poses for L'Officiel Hellas August 2014
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Luxurious Leather Smartphones
Luxurious Leather Smartphones
The Bellperre Touch Combines Smart Aesthetics with Luxury Design
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Opulent African Attire
Opulent African Attire
The Sophie Theallet Spring/Summer Line Promotes a Vivid African Inspiration
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Mod Snakeskin Editorials
Mod Snakeskin Editorials
Model Eliza Cummings Poses in Animal Skin for Vogue Japan
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Designer Skeleton Watches
Designer Skeleton Watches
Ralph Lauren's Automotive Skeleton Watch Showcases its Intricate Insides
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Safari Punk Collections
Safari Punk Collections
This Asger Juel Larsen Spring Collection Features Edgy Explorer Style
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Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
The Pink GS Reebok Shaqnosis are Exclusively for the Ladies
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Artful Eyeshadow Editorials
Artful Eyeshadow Editorials
Sasha Luss Fronts Vogue Japan's Dramatic Beauty Editorial
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Botanical Snakeskin Sneakers
Botanical Snakeskin Sneakers
These Adidas High Tops Boast an Eye-Catching Floral Print
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Exotic Nail Stickers
Exotic Nail Stickers
NCLA's Exotics Range References Snakeskin and Feather Textures
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Luxurious Zodiac Timepieces
Luxurious Zodiac Timepieces
Vacheron Constantin Creates Luxurious Watches for the Chinese New Year
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Snakeskin Smart Bracelets
Snakeskin Smart Bracelets
The Mica Bracelet Combines Style and Substance
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$300 Designer Lipsticks
$300 Designer Lipsticks
Givenchy's Le Rouge Lipstick is a Luxurious Limited Edition
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Affordable Luxury Watches
Affordable Luxury Watches
The Charles Jaja BOJURIA Watches Make Luxury All Inclusive
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Modern Marauder Watches
Modern Marauder Watches
This Pirate-Inspired Luxury Collector's Watch Uses Aged Bronze Metal
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Chic Crocodile Backpacks
Chic Crocodile Backpacks
Giuseppe Zanetti Designs a Glamorous Alternative to the Traditional Bag
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Ravishing Reversible Crocodile Totes
Ravishing Reversible Crocodile Totes
The Hermes Double Sens Croco Chiffon Tote is Two of a Kind
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Girly Metallic Sneakers
Girly Metallic Sneakers
These Nike Air Max 1 Metallic Bronze Sneakers are Super Feminine
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Genderless Sandal Designs
Genderless Sandal Designs
The Adidas Mi Adilette Sandal Pack Features Custom, Normcore Footwear
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Fierce Footstand Handbags
Fierce Footstand Handbags
The Crocodile & Black Togo Hermes Bag Stands on its Very Own
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Exotic Fitness Sneakers
Exotic Fitness Sneakers
JBF Customs Transforms the Air Jordan 1s Shoes
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Bespoke Designer Footwear
Bespoke Designer Footwear
Stuart Weitzman's SWxYOU Series Can Now Be Made into Custom Heels
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Parisian-Inspired Phone Cases
Parisian-Inspired Phone Cases
The New Atelier Clous De Paris Phone Cover Launched at CES 2014
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Serpentine Auto Makeovers
Serpentine Auto Makeovers
The New 2014 SRT Viper Color Was Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2014
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Luxe Leather Bicycles
Luxe Leather Bicycles
The WLWC Crocodile-Wrapped Fixie Boasts a Ton of Texture
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Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Gourmet Footwear Spring 2014 is a Uniquely Crafted Collection
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70s Chic Editorials
70s Chic Editorials
The Latest Cover Shoot for ELLE Spain Stars Model Eugenia Volodina
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Slick Winter Fashion
Slick Winter Fashion
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Ros' Online Editorial Stars Ros Georgiou
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Handbag-Inspired Sneakers
Handbag-Inspired Sneakers
The En Noir x Buscemi 125mm Sneakers Hit New Levels of Lavish
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Reflective Snakeskin Sneakers
Reflective Snakeskin Sneakers
The Adidas Originals ZX Flux Sneaker Introduces a New Material
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Minimalist Basketball Shoes
Minimalist Basketball Shoes
The Nike Kobe X Fundamentals is Inspired by His On-Court Philosophy
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