Are you more interested in alligator handbags and other finished products? Visit Roje Workshop for retail, bespoke and private label bags and furniture.

This guide is to serve as a resource for the use of the alligator leather in these applications:

Belts, Straps and Collars

The highly textured genuine alligator hornback straps are used to craft stunning and strong genuine alligator belts, watch straps, guitar straps, and dog collars.


While not the most common use of hides, genuine Alligator leather wallets are rich in quality matched with rugged reliability. Because of their size, smaller pieces of material can be used to craft fine billfolds and smaller accessories on an economical budget. This means with proper planning, multiple accessories can be crafted from a single hide, or from scraps of hides cut for other uses.

Covers / Cases / Portfolios

For the businessman or woman who desires to carry the tools to match the structure and tone of their presence, a genuine alligator briefcase or portfolio ensures with any prospective client that words are not necessary. Likewise, alligator leather can be used to skin any kind of case, including gun cases, humidors, books, jewelry boxes, or tech gadgets such as an iPhone, iPad or Android-powered smartphone.

Purses / Handbags

Alligator skin is synonymous with luxury, so it comes as no surprise the smooth American alligator belly hides are used in the production of high-end merchadise in the world of fashion and design. Alligator handbags and purses sell anywhere from several hundred to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Only the highest grade, widest skins, free of any scaring and blemishes, can be used to create a finished product worthy of the most discerning taste.


The resurgence of Concealed Carry Shall-Issue laws across the United States has created fresh demand for gun holsters, and like any firearm, any holster worth its weight is well designed, fits perfectly, and looks good.


Genuine alligator leather furniture greatly increases the market price and resell value of any furniture. Some popular uses are ottomans, chairs, cushions, and backings with genuine alligator leather custom tanned to fit the specifications required for the finished piece.

Upholstery and Trimming

Architects and designers understand its all in the details; alligator leather is a resilient material that works well for both upholstery, trims, and wallcoverings.

Aircraft and Car Interiors

There are endless possibilities in finishes and colors for show cars and luxury transport. Custom car interior designers can enhance almost every detail of an interior due to the pliability of genuine alligator.

Clothing, Fashion and Apparel

Whether a full genuine alligator jacket to small trims on leather heels and shoes, alligator leather is a staple in the high-end fashion industry. Entire fashion shows have revolved around this amazingly versatile material that wears as well as it looks.

Sample Applications for Genuine Alligator Leather

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American Alligator Photos

American Alligator Hides and Skins

American Alligator Tanning

American Alligator Sample Applications

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About the American Alligator

Authentic American Alligator Mitchell and Ness Snapback Hat in Black

A great quick video explains the A mississippiensis species – American Alligator

How to tell if Alligator leather is real or fake

Are Genuine Alligator Leather Products Illegal?

How are Alligator hides used?

How Alligators are Farmed

Caring for Alligator Leather

Alligator Care and Feeding

This is a fantastic video – this guy has trained his American Alligators to go into a cage when he whistles, then there is a brief demonstration during feeding time, as well.

Alligator on the Highway

Police try to move a wild alligator that roamed onto the highway in San Antonio. I think they would do better with a steak or a chicken than bonking it on the head with poles!

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Wholesale Inquiries

American Alligator Skin Wholesale Inquiries

Our U.S. based suppliers are specialized in sourcing and custom tanning of exotic skins including American Alligator. For budget minimums of 10 skins or $2500, fill out the inquiry form with as much detail as possible about the use of the material, including project dimensions, so we can start the production order process in a timely manner.

For customers seeking under 10 skins or 2500, we recommend purchasing directly from the American Exotics secure online store for low wholesale pricing on high grade exotic skins: All Exotic Leather Online Store.

We will respond to all serious wholesale request within 2 business days. Thanks!

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