Are you some kind of steampunk, time-warping mad professor with a flair for theatrics? How about a well-to-do Victorian lady with a taste for exotic Oriental locales and a nasty opium habit? Need something creepy and elegant all in one? How about shagreen. Shagreen is leather that used to be made from the back of a wild ass, but is now more often made from stingrays. STINGRAYS! What other undersea critter do we turn into leather? If Ursula from The Little Mermaid had to accessorize, we think she’d reach for some of the following:
Balenciaga stingray and suede heel
Oscar de la Renta Goya bag
More shagreen after the jump. . .
Antique English surgical instruments and case, circa 1650
Adam Unlimited chain wallet
Vintage Chanel bag
R & Y Augousti shagreen and brass clutch