With a natural shine and glossy sheen, croc embossed purses are known to be a favored handbag choice of celebrities and royals. Many luxury design houses including Hermès (Birkin bag), Burberry (Frances bag) and Balenciaga (Hourglass Croc) offer lustrous statement totes and top handle bags with the glint and glamour of croc coating.

It may surprise monarchy superfans to learn that Princess Kate owns more than one reptile skin clutch (she has also carried the Anya Hindmarch red lizard clutch). In fact, the royal fashionista even has an ostrich effect clutch in her animal themed collection. Still, Princess Kate is most dedicated to the timeless elegance and beauty of a glossy crocodile bag.

Here are 9 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Croc Handbags:

1. Etui Crocodile Effect Clutch in Forest Green

The brunette beauty carried this Etui crocodile effect bag on two occasions on March 17th 2017. Joining the Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Kate wore a green Catherine Walker coat and debuted this new lizard effect leather bag featuring a distinctive croc skin pattern with a large front flap.

Later in the day, Kate and William traveled to Paris where the princess once again carried the Polish label’s bag for a meeting with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace. Etui cocktail bags and clutches are handmade in London and are designed with premium leather; the bags come with a detachable strap and can be worn as a crossbody. (Etui is a word meaning a small ornamental case for holding cosmetics and other articles).

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2. Mulberry Small Darley Bag in Hibiscus Red Croc

The princess has carried this shiny statement bag on two occasions — once for the King Power Royal Charity at Billingbear Polo Club in Surrey in July 2019 and again for a visit to Mumbles and Port Talbot in February 2020.

The small and sleek scarlet handbag features the brand’s gleaming gold hardware and signature postman’s lock. Kate was spotted wearing the bag as a crossbody and also carrying the compact clutch by hand.

Shop the Darley at Nordstrom HERE

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3. Aspinal of London Black Croc Midi Mayfair Bag

With its vintage styling and nostalgic silhouette, this classic and timeless top handle bag is a must for a working Windsor wardrobe. Kate has carried the boxy bag with a shield lock clasp on five occasions including for a visit to the Royal Opera House as well as for trips to North Wales and Copenhagen.

The princess loves the sleek lines and structured shape of this sophisticated statement bag. Perfect for elevating a classic coatdress ensemble, this bag has contemporary allure with an air of 1950s elegance.

Shop at Aspinal of London HERE

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4. Strathberry Multress Chain Wallet in Black Croc

A bold bar accent gives this clutch plenty of charm and character. The princess has carried this flap top bag handcrafted in Spain on just one occasion while visiting Edinburgh on the royal train tour in 2020.

Created using calf leather, this black mini bag is embossed with a glossy croc finish.The slim but sophisticated accessory works both as a daywear clutch or an evening bag. A removable gold chain strap gives this small wallet plenty of versatility while eight interior card slots offer space for cash, IDs and credit cards.

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5. Jimmy Choo Palace Croc Embossed Bag in Dark Clorofilla

Designed in Italy, this green clutch bag has been worn by the princess on two occasions including for a visit to Galway in Ireland in March 2020 and two years later for a visit to Manor Children’s Centre in West London.

Kate loves the green croc-effect bag with a front flap decorated with a gold interlocking monogram of the letters J and C (Jimmy Choo). An attached chain strap gives this calfskin shoulder bag a bit of pretty polish and a hint of modern luxe.

Shop the bag HERE

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6. Strathberry Multress Chain Wallet in Navy Croc

Kate has carried this clutch costing around $350 on two occasions. She paired the navy bag with a cornflower Catherine Walker dress for a tour stop in Scotland at Assembly Hall in May 2021 and again carried the bag for the Trooping the Colour parade in 2022.

The shiny croc bag is both edgy and elegant with a signature bold bar closure in gold as well as a monogrammed front exterior.

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7. Aspinal of London Lilac Small Croc Midi Mayfair Bag

Enchanting and elegant, Kate has carried this retro-minded bag on a total of two occasions. The princess first stepped out with the soft lavender bag for attending a global health summit in October 2018 and again to a children’s learning centre in March 2019.

The pretty purple bag has a rich patent croc exterior and is designed with full-grain leather. Boasting the brand’s signature shield lock, the stylish top handle bag is lined with luxurious grosgrain and also contains a central zipped compartment and magnetic-dot closure.

Shop at Aspinal of London HERE

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8. Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody Bag in Black Croc

Princess Kate loves the equestrian aesthetic of this compact croc crossbody bag. Worn on six occasions including to visit Denmark and meet with Commonwealth troops ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, the mom of three has been carrying this bag since February 2022.

The stylish top handle bag is made from a rich soft leather with a tactile croc effect design. Inspired by the British countryside, this black bag features the brand’s signature metal Rider’s Lock as well as a removable chain strap.

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9. Aspinal x Beulah Blue Heart Black Croc Clutch

A special charity collaboration between Aspinal London and Beulah London resulted in this iconic and limited edition Blue Heart clutch. Kate has carried the compact croc clutch on four total occasions including for a service at Westminster Abbey in April 2017 (the bag’s debut) and was last seen being worn by the princess for the opening of a new children’s hospice wing in November 2019.

The baguette black clutch (with sales supporting the fight against human trafficking) has Beulah’s iconic blue heart print lining the interior with a decorative enamel shield lock as the focal point.