For many years in Trinidad and Tobago, our association with leather products has been the random Rastafarian selling hand-crafted belts, sandals and purses in the street malls or out of make-shift store fronts in various parts of the country. Many do not know that since 1979, Nelly Heroina, owner and managing director of El Alligator, has been bringing a flair and sophistication to leather products that is unchallenged and unsurpassed.
Nestled on the 2nd Level of Long Circular Mall, El Alligator continues to thrive and grow although the general landscape of the mall has changed drastically. Stores have come and gone, responding to the shifting and often, unpredictable economic tide. Through it all, El Alligator endures, making a wide range of genuine leather products available to persons willing to spend a little more for quality and style.
Lifetime customer Ayles-Anne Wilson, had this to say to attest to the durability of the products, “El Alligator bags last a lifetime. I have four that I bought before 1984!” Talk about the ultimate fashion investment! As the sole local distributor of Tuscany Leather and Ted Lapidus brands, the odds of running into somebody else with the same handbag are slim to none.
El Alligator caters to both men and women with items that appeal to every personality type. Desk organizers, briefcases and cufflinks and messenger bags for the serious professional, exquisite luggage pieces and passport holders for the traveller, wallets for the everyday man and beautiful handbags for the stylish (boss) woman.
This year, El Alligator has taken their brand a step further, launching a user-friendly, secure online store in response to the changing times and the new direction of retail shopping. Having recently closed the doors of two branches, Ms. Heroina says about the website, “We wanted to serve the same clientele we have developed over the years, the customers who know the products and are loyal to our brand. We wanted to take the store to them.”
Busy customers can now enjoy a hassle-free experience shopping online for all their favourite products, pay with a major credit card and have the goods delivered directly to their door within a few days. If you don’t have a credit card, don’t worry. A friendly face is always there to greet you at the store. No matter how you choose to shop, El Alligator is always about quality and exceptional service.
Visit them online: https://elalligator.com/