It used to be that faux leather or animal skin was second best and you avoided it, but in these more responsible times, faux things are preferable. Hence why I'm loving these faux crocodile and snake Digital Camera Cases from Pottery Barn.
No cuddly reptiles had to die so your camera won't get damaged. Instead, fake skins in bright colors make the camera case pop inside your bag so it'll never get lost. At $24 each, you can start stockpiling them for Christmas gifts (yes, I said it, and yes, it's almost that time)!