Burberry’s Alligator Raffia Whipstitch Bag cleverly combines alligator leather trim with textured raffia. They have beautifully managed to take something as common and plain as raffia and combined it with the high end alligator leather. While the alligator leather is extremely soft, the raffia ribbons are plaited one by one and then sewed together to give it some texture. The top panel is attached with a leather belt and hand sewn with whipstitch which we have to say is very attractive. The interior of the bag is fully lined and has a center zip pocket and two patch pockets. Burberry’s Prorsum logo which is engraved in polished metal plaque on the front of the bag is very visible.
The other version of this tote combines alligator leather with suede. The Alligator Burberry Whipstitch bag while very similar to the raffia bag mentioned above has its differences. The body of the tote is completely made from suede. The alligator leather trims adds an element of luxury to it. Considering the overall materials used in both these totes, the retail price of £12,000.00 ($18,900) is a bit difficult to justify. We however don’t think it will be a hard sell.
Burberry Alligator Raffia Whipstitch Bag
Alligator Burberry Whipstitch bag
[Alligator Raffia and Alligator Whipstitch]