10 Things You Can Make Out of Alligator & Crocodile Skin

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Alligators and crocodiles often end up as boots, belts, and handbags.
Alligators and crocodiles often end up as boots, belts, and handbags. (Image: alligator image by Vintsik from Fotolia.com)

Many products that people use on a daily basis are made of leather. Leather is a general term used to products made with animal skins. But some of the most exotic leathers come from alligators and crocodiles skins. Whatever can be made from cowhide can usually be made from alligator or crocodile as well.

Shoes

One of the most commonly made accessories made from alligator and crocodile skins is footwear. A variety of style from loafers, pumps, walking shoes and sandals are available in a range of colors.

Handbags

Another common accessory is handbags for women. These are high-priced items that can cost up to a few thousand dollars or more.

Belts

Another accessory for both men and women are belts. These belts can be functional, such as for holding up pants or decorative. Many times an alligator or crocodile belt can do both.

Watch Bands

Many upscale watch brands use exotic leathers for the band. Alligator and crocodile watch band add to the price of a finely crafted timepiece..

Wallets

Wallets are one of the more common items made from alligator or crocodile skins and are usually more accessible price-wise. These wallets are available in an array of styles and colors.

Briefcases

If money is not an issue, there are briefcases made of alligator or crocodile. This accessory is only for the top businessmen and business women who can afford such a luxury.

Bookmarks

If you look hard enough you can find leather bookmarks. This small item is a good choice for those who want to own exotic skins but have a limited budget.

Jackets

Leather jackets are always popular and coveted. People wear alligator or crocodile jackets as a status symbol.

Furniture

Though very expensive, you can have upholstered furniture like chairs custom made for you out of alligator or crocodile skins.

Day Planners

Another very expensive item are leather-bound day planners. Upscale stores sell alligator- or crocodile-skin day planner for the busy executive or entrepreneur who want luxury at every turn.

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