Black and White Crocodile Frame, Anthracite Crocodile Clutch, Blue, Green and Brown Python Hobo

Since she made her American debut with a handful of pieces at Bergdorf Goodman 14 years ago, Nancy Gonzalez has made the croc clutch Synonymous with luxury. There are other brands, of course, but for some an NG original is the only way to go. The diminutive designer, whose vast oeuvre also includes totes, handbags and minaudieres, is anything but cold-hearted. We caught up with the exotic skin queen during a recent visit to Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops to talk crocs, colors, and trends.