As we’ve noted in the past, Christian Louboutin’s success with bags has not been as pervasive or consistent as his success with shoes. For whatever reason, not every company that successfully designs one proves skilled at the other, a phenomenon for which Louboutin has at times been the poster boy.

The Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Watersnake Shoulder Bag, though, succeeds where some of the brand’s handbag designs tend to fail. I’ve been a fan of this particular shape from Louboutin since it began gracing stores last year, and this silver watersnake iteration easily constitutes the bag’s best version yet.

This design perfectly walks the line between prim and glam. The silver finish on the watersnake is dazzling, not to mention that this particular material looks a lot more like much-pricier python that any watersnake I’ve ever seen, which makes the $1500 price tag seem comparatively reasonable. The black trim and traditional shape provide important counterpoints to the glittering snakeskin, and at ten inches wide, this bag could play the day-to-night game like a champ. Buy through Matches for $1572.

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  • Angeles

    Fabulous bag….he is going for the good way. Modern , a little bit edgy and of course glamorous!
    Kisses Lady!

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  • edoardo

    I love the bag but it’s a bit boring…i don’t know but I’ve yet seen this kind of bags…pathetic!! I expect something more from Louboutin!!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • mochababe73

    I love the Sweet Charity bag. I wish that I had a few of them like Kourtney Kardashian.

  • Candace

    I think this purse is beautiful – dazzling yet tasteful and classy. I want!

  • shueaddict

    It reminds me of the Fendi baguette and considering the watersnake it seems a better deal. I am concerned however about the grey – how long will it still be fashionable? I have a feeling it is here to stay but I am a bit cautions about “over-investing” in grey everything.

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  • Stylista

    Right track indeed!! This is quite nice. Nothing new, but nothing wrong either.

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

  • ninjaninja

    Never been into any of this purses (ipad)

  • Smith

    is it just me or has anyone noticed that the quality of CL has gone down recently? i went into the boutique at south coast plaza and was sorely disappointed in what i saw. the workmanship just wasn’t up to par. (ipad)

  • cl

    this is actually a nice bag, but not sure if i’d invest in it (ipad)

  • Sherry

    loving the metallics (ipad)

  • Sherry

    bring them on (ipad)

  • Lola

    This is quite nice, but my wardrobe doesn’t seem to work with square shaped purses. I like a good, plush, satchel type bag :D (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Not a big fan (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    i love the metallic and exotic skin..
    but the black lining? blahhh..
    spoils the look!
    like anya hindmarch clutch if i must say so.. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Eh… so so. (ipad)

  • helen

    Silver watersnake… Honestly snakes scare me. (ipad)

  • Kelly Binns

    I like it, would love something like this for my wedding (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I like the bag itself, but I just don’t care for the snakeskin. (ipad)

  • Cheerie

    how freakin gorg!! (ipad)

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