The One Thing Fashion Girls Always Buy the Fake Version Of

If there's anyone in the world who is opposed to the fake version of anything, it's fashion girls. Knockoffs are typically deemed never worth it, and most of the time (if you ask anyone remotely engaged with the fashion world), a direct fake is simply forbidden. Well, there's one exception to this rule, and that's when it comes to animal products such as fur and leathers. Today, we're here to hone in on one particular handbag trend that fashion girls always buy the "fake" version of, and that's crocodile.

This fall has been all about the croc-effect handbag trending in versions ranging from belt bags to more traditional carryalls. Instead of spending thousands on a product that is not sustainable, women are buying the faux-crocodile version instead. While it's safe to assume that these shoppers value sustainable mission statements and vegan products, it also doesn't hurt that some of the most talked-about brands of the year are designing the mock-croc bags everyone's carrying (we're looking at you, Nanushaka, Staud, and By Far).

Ahead, take a look at how a few of these fashion girls are styling the faux-crocodile handbag trend and shop our favorite versions of the trend.