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Python Arm Candy

Spring 2010 Accessories Feature Handbags With an Exotic Touch

— October 28, 2009 — Luxury
Spring 2010 accessories are channeling elements of the exotic, meaning you’ll find yourself investing in something snaky like python or crocodile (embossed please, as I hate to think of the innocent snakes killed for the sake of fashion).

The Spring 2010 runways had designers like Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and Chloé sending models down the catwalk toting venomous handbags in a range of styles from slouchy shoulder bags to large structured satchels. Click through the gallery to see what will be on your Spring 2010 accessories list.
Trend Themes
1. Exotic Fashion Trends - The increasing popularity of exotic fashion trends like python or crocodile accessories creates an opportunity for retailers to sell alternative materials that are both sustainable and affordable.
2. Embossed Materials - The trend towards embossed materials, rather than actual exotic materials, presents an opportunity for designers to create unique patterns and textures on more sustainable and affordable materials.
3. Structured Satchels - The rise in popularity of large structured satchels presents an opportunity for designers to create new and innovative designs that cater to the needs of consumers seeking sophisticated and functional accessories.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - Fashion retailers can take advantage of the exotic fashion trend by offering alternative materials and unique textures on their products.
2. Leather and Accessories Manufacturing - Manufacturers of leather and accessories can innovate by exploring new materials, like embossed patterns on sustainable materials, to provide consumers with affordable and sustainable options.
3. Accessories Design - Opportunities exist for accessories designers to create new and innovative designs in the structured satchel market, providing consumers with functional and sophisticated accessories.
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