As you might imagine, after six years of writing about handbags every day, it’s not often that I see a bag from a major brand and think, Huh, that’s completely different than anything I’ve ever seen. That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Snakeskin backpack, though, and I’m a little bit obsessed with it.
Christian Louboutin Handbags and Purses
Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour has quietly-yet-deliberately infiltrated the hearts and minds of celebrities over the past year. It’s not that the bag itself is remarkable; it’s really not, which may be part of the appeal. It’s sort of an anti-“it” bag–classically styled and fairly inconspicuous, with minimal branding.
When I think of Christian Louboutin‘s sexy aesthetic, the iconic Pigalle pump comes immediately to mind. This pump is arguably the brand’s most recognizable design, and Fall 2014 marked the Pigalle’s ten year anniversary. For a shoe to enjoy a decade of popularity in the wild world of footwear is no small feat.
Christian Louboutin‘s red sole is iconic. While most luxury shoppers can recognize this distinct shade of red a mile away, the color actually started with nail polish, and now it’s become a polish once again.
When our friends over at Christian Louboutin sent us some photos of not-yet-availble styles from the upcoming Spring 2015 collection, it felt as if we’d been invited to a exclusive party; now we’re extending the invitation to all of you. Many designers choose ladylike silhouettes and the ubiquitous floral print for spring, but Louboutin stays true to his sexy aesthetic with this very alluring collection.
Here’s Gwen Stefani, leaving an acupuncturist’s office in LA, carrying a perfectly Gwen-appropriate Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Satchel. (Honestly, I haven’t seen Gwen Stefani looking this Gwen Stefani in quite some time.) This multicolored spiked version of the Panettone is punk, hippie and luxe, all in one, just like Gwen.
Bag: Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Bag
Price: $1,795 via Bergdorf Goodman
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The king of red-soled shoes has solidified his place in the shoe world and continues to make strides into the handbag world. The Sweet Charity is already a celebrity fave, and the newest line of bags from Christian Louboutin is the Passage.
Here’s Lily Allen, leaving her hotel in NYC and carrying a Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag. She’s also wearing Christian Louboutin Glitter Pigalle Pumps and a Chanel tunic, not that you’d have trouble identifying either. Lily has been in town for a while now and always seems to have a little Chanel on her person.