In grade school we had to do a project on Joan of Arc. I don’t remember any specifics other than if you dressed up you got extra credit. And being the type A personality that I am, extra credit was just about the best thing ever. Any way to make a grade go over 100% or get multiple check plus plus or A ++ had my name all over it. And give me a sticker that says “You’re a Star!“, whew, that was like Christmas morning. So, I didn’t just dress up. My mom and I drove all over town to find the most authentic-looking Joan of Arc ensemble. I had a metal chain vest on while I presented, and it was awesome.

All I can’t think about when I see this Christian Louboutin bag is that day back in 3rd grade. Granted the Christian Louboutin Carillon Quilted Clutch is not made of metal, rather silver quilted leather with sequined disc embellishment. This effect from afar appears like pounded circular metal and I love it.


Of course there is the shoe-embellished clasp fastening at the top of the bag (so un Joan of Arc like). On the inside you will find red grosgrain lining and a pouch pocket. Some may say this piece looks futuristic, but I am reminded of my project and it almost appears a bit industrial. Bottega Veneta once made a Knot Clutch of metal, but this has a different vibe. Even close up, while you can recognize it is leather and sequins, the circular pattern the sequins are arranged in adds a special touch. What can I say? Kind of in love. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,155.

  • justa9url

    Love the clasp, as always, but do not like the quilting on this one – it’s too poofy. (fb)

  • ~pursegirl

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! =]

  • Lydia

    What a great bag! The stiletto clasp is amazing, plus I’m a sucker for anything quilted. (fb)

  • Lynn

    Hate it! It may be because I am gardening but those look like peat pellets all side by side…or pop can bottoms.. I really dislike it.

  • Emily

    LOVE the clasp! What a beautiful piece (fb)

  • Hellena

    the stiletto clasp is fantastic…and a nice clutch indeed (fb)

  • Aru

    I like their famous petals clutch better!!!

  • MaryJane

    LOVE the clasp on this. It’s the best part!! (fb)

  • Marissa

    Gross. It looks like a cheap dept. store bag…(fb)

  • Gelynn

    Beautiful purse!!! (fb)

  • Handbag Lover

    Too cute!

  • Jane

    I absolutely adore this clutch! It is so unique I have never seen a clutch like this. I love that from afar the clutch appears to be something and then you get close and see how it is constructed. Truly beautiful clutch. I wish I had the money.

    • Jane

      why do i keep forgetting to do this (fb)

  • stacy

    Love the clasp but the rest reminds me of salt shaker tops. (fb)

  • CC

    I don’t like it.. it looks a little odd (fb)

  • Crea

    not feeling it (fb)

  • Jenna

    What an awesome clutch! Like most bags, I’m not sure I could pull it off but its lovely. (fb)

  • Christina Schou

    This is beyond gorgeous. I love it when materials are used differently. Louboutin is the master! (fb)

  • lily

    i like the different textures. (fb)

  • karolynka

    I think a modern and stylish Joan of Arc would have worn LOUBS! she was French after all and she was a heroine – as we all feel walking in our fave (and high!) shoes!!

  • Rosanna

    What a pretty bag! I love the disc embellishments. (fb)

  • Jessica

    reminds me of the shower head.. many of them (FB)

  • Kendra

    I don’t like the soda tops on it…but the color is beautiful!

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  • Brigette

    I love what karolynka said…a modern Joan of Arc totally would have worn Louboutins! Haha! I love this clutch, so unique. (fb)

  • Ellen

    I really like how it looks like it’s covered in metal pieces, but isn’t. Very cool.

  • mochababe73

    I am in love with the clasp. But the rest of the bag looks like it’s covered in the drains from my kitchen sink. (fb)

  • Gorgeous

    i too loveee his signature clasp. but im just not a silver person or a clutch person. so ill pass. but it is really cute (fb)

  • MizzJ

    What an interesting bag! I like the heel clasp for sure, but at first I thought the discs looked like a shower head! Think I would have to see this on IRL to make a verdict.

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  • Alia

    im totally in love with it: the signature clasp, that it´s a silver clutch and the “kinda” industrial look! unique, fashion forward, love it! ‘(fb)’

  • ceejay

    I’d like it more if it didn’t remind me of the strainers you put on the drains in the sink (fb)

  • ShoeQueen1961

    A word of advice: Other than the clasp–which is outrageous [!!!] please don’t give up your day job of making shoes…

  • BLynnT

    I love it! Silver is a color that you can really pair with anything so it’s versatile, but it has enough interesting design to make it a fun addition to an outfit. Would love to carry this when I go out with my girlfriends. (fb)

  • Dawn

    love love love! definitely a statement bag (fb)

  • Lee

    LOVE this…very unexpected. I like the hardness of the bag topped with the cute, signature CL heels (fb)

  • Tanyus

    Love it! I would love to have this clutch! (fb)

  • April C.

    Love the color! (fb)

  • Sharyn K.

    If I were a beautiful clutch, I would look just like this!! (fb)

  • Amy

    The more I looked at this clutch, the more it grew on me. That clasp! The amazing silver look unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Wow. (fb)

  • Chicken

    I love it! (fb)

  • Anneliese

    Very interesting concept! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    well Louboutin, you never seaze to amaze me :)

  • Maria

    love the shoe clasp..but that’s about it (fb)

  • Kelly

    I’m sorry, but there hasn’t been one CL bag I’ve liked, and this is no exception. Stick to shoes… (fb)

  • Tamee

    Unfortunately, the only aspect of this bag I like is the clasp. Too cute! But I’m just not falling for the silver disc look. (fb)

    • christine

      i’m definitely agreeing with you on this. something about it seems too unfunctional (fb)

  • Debbie

    well, it’s certainly unique…. (fb)

  • Susan ( @grumpy1970 )

    Love it! I love that its different from anything I’ve ever seen, and the clasp is too cute! (fb)

  • kylie

    i love it too! but a clutch of that price tag is way too out of my budget! maybe in the future :(

  • kylie

    i love it too! but a clutch of that price tag is way too out of my budget! maybe in the future :( (fb)

  • Michele Suleiman

    I think it’s gorgeous and would love to see a purple version. It slightly reminds me of the Poseidon pump CL has out now. (fb)

  • Elyse

    Sorry to disagree with everyone, but I think it looks a bit like an elementary school craft project

    • Elyse

      oops! (fb)

  • confeteria

    like like like it! (f)

  • louboutinshoespub

    it is very cute, i like it.

  • Jocelyn

    Too much going on for me!

    Entry for Linea Pelle bag (fb)

  • Joy

    gorgeous much?!
    this clutch is beautiful
    sooo for any outfit, fancy or non fancy!
    love it! seriously.. WOW. ;D<3
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  • Vickie

    Nice! We love, love… (FB)

  • abitnerdy

    Beautiful clutch for any event. I want. Gimme (; (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Very elegant and innovative but pricey (fb).

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