Painted python with a crosshatch pattern and a matte finish? This is as chic as chic can be. Gemologist and jewelry designer Kara Ross is bringing her precise eye and high taste level to her bags, and this one delivers ultimate ladylike appeal. And, in the spirit of a true jewel snob, 18-karat gold-plated brass hardware.
Innovation like this proves anything can be done with python. This painterly pattern makes the skin look like some outlandish fabric at first look. Then it hits you that it’s even better: black snakeskin with metallic gold and white foil creating the print. The chain-link shoulder strap is removable, so this envelope comes with a clutch option.
And don’t forget Ross’ signature – her bags wouldn’t be complete without a gemstone element. Her signature stone closure (this one is a turn-lock) is the finishing touch, and crisp black onyx is the obvious jewel of choice. At Bergdorf Goodman for $1,895.