Clockwise from top: Cole Haan Collection’s python tote, $2,950, at Cole Haan, 800.201.8001,; Christian Louboutin’s python pump, price available upon request,; Bottega Veneta’s oxidized silver bangle with gold finish, $3,280, at Bottega Veneta, 877.362.1715,, VBH’s python clutch, $1,850, at VBH, New York.

Python continues to slither along in fashion, this season in myriad creations and a host of ultraluxe textures. With its stylish and slouchy triangle tote, Cole Haan mixes practicality with extravagance. Made from the supplest of skins, the carryall will add a bit of bite to any wardrobe. For an edgy-meets-pretty vibe, VBH weaves a girly floral motif into a dazzling metallic clutch. Bottega Veneta aims for seduction of a different sort with a coil-like, oxidized silver bangle. And even Christian Louboutin has temporarily forsaken alligator and crocodile skins for something a little more sinful: Stacked atop a towering heel, his rose-colored pump, inspired by the works of artist Allen Jones, was just made to take a walk on the wild side.