Christian Louboutin’s various adventures in handbag design have been…well, adventures. While the designer is virtually a sure thing when it comes to footwear of almost any type, his bags tend to range from beautiful to head-scratchingly odd, often in the span of a single season. Certain types of whimsy and irreverence just play themselves out more proficiently on the structured backdrop of a shoe; a high-end bag requires a slightly different sensibility.

The Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Bag was immediately one of my favorites from the brand when the design made its debut over a year ago, and this latest version is almost as good as the original. I may be over the stud trend, but when combined with a ladylike bag like this one, I think they provide some welcome ideological contrast.

When Christian Louboutin gets something right, he gets it really right – not only are studs dead in the water, but I didn’t even like denim bags back when they were having a moment, which has now completely passed. Somehow, though, Louboutin manages to combine both on one bag in such a way that it makes me reconsider my stance on the trends. I’ll still take a pass, but if these studs had been leather-covered instead of shiny, this bag would have received my full support. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1695.

  • Staci

    Amanda, I agree – if the studs were leather, the bag would be hot! I actually really like the denim too.

  • EvaKnox

    classy :) my style

  • Chiara

    it’s not exagerate. it’s perfect, the leather would have been ordinay.

  • Zaneta

    Very classy. I see myself wearing this bag. Mr. Louboutin knows which way to go :)

  • Andy-Kate.com

    Like an chest. Is that what you can do other than shoes, CL?

  • MizzJ

    Oh yes, I totally agree with you on this, not being a huge fan of either studs or denim bags myself. Those have both been overdone, but this bag demonstrates that if done correctly and expertly, anything can seem fresh and new!

    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • Stylista

    Hm, not bad! Mixture of edgy and subdued.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • ninjaninja

    I disagree

  • ninjaninja

    I disagree (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    eeekkkk..
    why is it i have a feeling of chanel-gone-rockstar? (ipad)

  • helen

    The chain may be a bit uncomfortable for me. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Maybe he should stick to shoes… (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I think that it is okay, but I just don’t like denim on handbags. (ipad)

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