If there is a bag capable of giving competition for Hermès’ Birkin Bag, Ralph Lauren’s Soft Ricky Bag in Vintage Brown Matte Alligator is one. Though nobody wax poetically about the Ricky Bag the same way as the Birkin, in its exquisite alligator leather version it stands out on its own next to Birkin as an equal.
The alligator leather used in making the Ricky has been tumbled and treated to get its soft and silky feel. Afterwards hand-sewn from many layers of the leather to create the bag. Its interior design detail includes Clementine leather lined and a snapped pocket.
Exterior styling features the familiar round top handles in alligator and a detachable alligator cross-body strap with silver-toned roller buckles. As with other Ricky bags, this too uses a front flap for closure. Closure is secured by the Ricky lock in silver tone and two keys come in an alligator key bell.
The Ricky Bag in alligator measures 10″ H x 12″ L x 7″ D with a 5½” handle drop. It also come with Ralph Lauren’s signature protective felt pouch and a card of authenticity. With its $18,500 price tag, the beautiful alligator leather Ricky will set you back a bit, just like a Birkin.