Real vs Fake Crocodile, Stingray, Python (Snake) & Ostrich Skin Leather Goods

Real vs Fake Exotic Leather Goods

As you may have seen in a relatively recent blog post, we have added a new collection of genuine exotic leather goods including bags, wallets, purses, briefcases, backpacks & much more for both him & her. These items are all made out of stunning 100% genuine exotic leathers including crocodile, stingray, python (snake) & ostrich skin. The point of this blog post is to go over these different types of leathers and provide examples of what the end product looks like as each leather is unique. Although difficult, we will also explore what to look for when purchasing one of these types of leather goods to ensure you are purchasing an authentic product. We will cover the four major exotic leather types, describing and showing how the leather should look on certain items.

Crocodile Skin Leather Goods

Crocodile Skin Leather Backpack

Handmade Men's Genuine Crocodile Luxury Backpack

The picture above of one of our men's crocodile skin leather backpacks is a good example of what genuine crocodile leather goods look like. It is sometimes hard to tell the difference between authentic crocodile leather goods and cow leather goods designed to look like crocodile by just viewing some pictures. That is why we recommend purchasing exotic leather goods from a store you trust or one that has a money back guarantee, such as us here at Way Up Gifts. Genuine crocodile leather goods do look a lot like a real crocodile as you can see in the picture above. Yet, cow leather products can be designed to look very similar as well. Different parts of the crocodile will provide different textures and grooves. The highest quality part of a crocodile is its belly, as crocodile belly skin leather products are typically more expensive. Crocodile skin leather is extremely similar to alligator skin leather, but in our opinion crocodile leather goods are slightly better than alligator leather goods as they simply have a better texture and are more durable. Way Up Gifts has a large variety of crocodile wallets, crocodile briefcases, crocodile purses, crocodile handbags, crocodile backpacks & more for both him & her.

Stingray Skin Leather Goods

Stingray Skin Leather Wallet

Handmade Genuine Stingray "Eye" Wallet

The picture above is a great example of what genuine stingray skin leather goods look like. Stingray skin has a compact dotted texture that is very unique and comfortable to the touch. Typically, you will not see as many unauthentic stingray skin leather products (cow leather that looks like stingray) as you will with crocodile and alligator leather products. But again, you should still purchase a stingray product from a website you can trust or one that has a money back guarantee like us here at Way Up Gifts. Unlike crocodile leather goods, the skin from stingrays used to make leather goods is generally all the same quality and there is really no "premium" part of a stingray like a crocodile's belly. Way Up Gifts has a large variety of stingray wallets, stingray briefcases, stingray purses, stingray handbags & more for both him & her.

Python (Snake Skin) Leather Goods

Python Skin Leather Purse

Handmade Genuine Python Clutch Envelope Purse

The picture above is a great example of what genuine python (snake skin) leather goods look like. Python skin has very distinct patterns and is easier to tell if it is genuine or not by examining the good in person rather than through pictures. There are more unauthentic python skin leather products (cow leather that looks like python) than stingray but a bit less than crocodile and alligator leather products. If interested in purchasing a good made from this type of exotic leather, you should certainly purchase it from a website you can trust or one that has a money back guarantee like us here at Way Up Gifts. Like stingray skin, the skin from pythons used to make leather goods is generally all the same quality and there is really no "premium" part like a crocodile's belly. Way Up Gifts has a large variety of python wallets, python purses, python handbags, & more for both him & her.

Ostrich Skin Leather Goods

Ostrich Skin Leather Tote Bag

Handmade Genuine Ostrich Tote Bag

The picture above is a great example of what genuine ostrich skin leather goods look like. Ostrich skin has very distinct pattern of dots that are spread far apart compared to stingray skin. Ostrich skin leather goods may be one of the hardest types of exotic leather to tell if it is fake or not as the pattern is generally pretty easy to replicate with cow leather. If interested in purchasing an ostrich skin leather product, you should certainly purchase it from a website you can trust or one that has a money back guarantee like us here at Way Up Gifts. Like stingray & python skin, the skin from ostrich used to make leather goods is generally all the same quality and there is really no "premium" part like a crocodile's belly. However, all ostrich skin leather goods are considered premium. Way Up Gifts has a growing variety of ostrich wallets, ostrich purses, ostrich handbags, & more for both him & her.

Putting it All Together

Crocodile, stingray, python (snake) & ostrich skin leather goods are some of the best types of gifts to give or an excellent way to reward oneself. In this article, we showed you how these four types of leathers should look and described them in brief detail. Yet, one can never really be 100% sure they are receiving an authentic leather good since all of these types of leathers can be replicated closely with other leathers, most prominently cow leather. Thus, you should always purchase one of these types of exotic leather goods from a store you trust or one that has a money back guarantee. If interested in 100% genuine crocodile, stingray, python, and/or ostrich skin leather goods, check out our amazing collections here. All leather goods are guaranteed authentic, or your money back. We hope to connect with you soon!

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