We’ve discussed the finer points of the Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Shoulder Bag several times before, but Christian Louboutin just keeps coming up with more iterations of this bag that we can’t help but love. And when we love something, we feel compelled to post.

After a bit of thought, I think I’ve finally figured out why Louboutin has so much success with this line of handbags when the rest of the brand’s offerings tend to fall flat: A squared, hard-edged shoulder bag allows him the same sort of fixed structure as a shoe and beckons for the kind of embellishment and flair that marks the brand’s best work. This snakeskin and nubuck version is one of the bag’s more subdued looks, but the pale colors have me transfixed.

Subtlety is usually not one of Louboutin’s virtues, but it sure seems to be an accurate descriptor of what’s going on here, and I love it. The white and dove grey snakeskin looks so delicate and ladylike, and the contrasting texture of the nubuck trim isn’t so different that it looks like stuck-on rickrack. And for a snakeskin day bag from a designer with a huge name in fashion, the price seems downright reasonable, compared to a lot of the competition. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1595.

  • edoardo

    Nice, very Louboutin!!! I love the nuances of colors and the lock!!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Tracey G

    pretty louboutin! (ipad)

  • AMN

    Very nice color & texture! (ipad)

  • AMN

    (and we are a very hard audience!) (ipad)

  • Joanna

    Liking it! (ipad)

  • Adrienne C

    Pretty!! (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I really like this bag, it would look wonderful with a LBD! (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    I like this bag, but I’m not fond of this version. However, I glad that Louboutin has finally gotten their handbags right.
    (iPad)

  • Jelita78

    my my my..
    it looks sooooo soft and sweet and fragile..
    i think i’m gonna be scared to even carry it!
    seriously! (ipad)

  • NikolineK

    Very nice (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Nice. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    But it’s not like we’ve seen this before from Chanel, Lavin, Victoria Beckham, etc. (ipad)

  • Olivier

    The greys look amazing! Very exotic bag!

  • Laura

    I hate chains normally but this looks cobwebby and frail, so perfect for this little grey raincloud of a bag. I could definitely see this contrasting well with a dark wintertime wardrobe. (ipad)

  • Ingrid Yohanna

    Love it! (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    Meh. I can’t help thinking this is a granny bag just like Posh’s new line offers. Not a fan of this trend. (ipad)

  • Eva Knox

    I`ve said this million times before, Louboutin should stick to shoes!!!

    http://www.spotbags.com
    http://www.twitter.com/EvaKnox

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    Chain straps are so popular right now. This is a tasteful combination of the snakeskin and chain look. (ipad)

  • ShikM

    Отличная модная обувь!
    http://shikmoda.com

  • Heidi

    Great color that’ll allow for more wears. (ipad)

  • Shana

    I can dig it (ipad)

  • Graciella

    YES! Fabulously feminine :-)

  • Pam

    Very pretty.(ipad)

  • annabelle

    i like the design and chain, but not so much of the leather…(ipad)

  • ellen

    snakeskin? Yuck! (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Gorgeous! Awesome skins, sophisticated hardware and colors. A perfect interpretation of the upscale vintage classic. Very elegant! (ipad)

    New book: “Exotic Skin: Alligator and Crocodile Handbags”

  • Sue E

    I like it, really nice design from CL (ipad)

  • Kelly

    So pretty! Love the color :) (ipad)

  • ladyjessica42

    Love! So chic…not anything exactly ground breaking but still lovely! (ipad)

  • dalex

    I like the metal strap. (ipad)

  • Stylista

    Now this is a nice bag from CL!

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

  • greenpixie

    This is subtle and stunning. I love the color palette. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Not my style. (ipad)

  • cl

    the color and design of this bag are beautiful! (ipad)

  • nini

    I like the color…but not the chain (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    But you can’t lose with simple and classic looks (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    i love it (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    i would need a pair of shoes to match (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    love the hardware (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    where r the matching shoes lol (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    very simple (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    im seeing casual and dressy (ipad)

  • Ellen

    This is lovely and classic. Louboutin should stick to bags like this because it reflects his shoe line better. (ipad)

  • mango

    not really my style, but cute (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Louboutin has a winner with this one, I’m glad he keeps bringing it back in new iterations (ipad)

  • Diane

    i love it! :) classic looking (ipad)

  • Jenn

    Totally digging this purse (ipad)

  • Jenn

    Classic! Feminine! Love! Love! Love! (ipad)

  • Justine

    THIS BAG IS SO PRETTY!!! WANT IT! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Outstanding bag (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Way too much (ipad)

  • swati

    i like it. Very elegant. and i can think of a dozen outfits to pair it with. And right about the price, with the snakeskin and the louboutin tag, i expected it to cost much more. (ipad)

  • ann

    like the bag, very pretty. (ipad)

  • Mousse

    I’m not a fan of structured bags but this Loboutin is growing on me. (ipad)

  • jen

    pretty! (ipad)

  • joycee

    I like it, it’s a pretty and elegant bag (ipad)

  • Kathy

    Uptown chic and downtown simple (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    Love this. Simple & elegant. (ipad)

  • Danae

    very nice and elegant. bravo mr L. (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    very chic, fun (ipad)

  • Jsays

    its is very nicely done i like the detailing(ipad)

  • Jsays

    but i think the shoe line is way better then the purse line(ipad)

  • qudz

    i like it! (ipad)

  • Kelly

    The more i look at it, the more i fell in love with it! (iPad)

  • 11

    It’s such a nice bag!! (iPad)

  • Desaria

    I don’t think this is worth the money. People just like to buy brand names but sometimes it’s just too much. (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    i still would get a pair of shoes over bags with the LB brand. (ipad)

  • Adrienne

    want an (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    on the fence with this one. (ipad)

  • Candace

    I love the details in the lock, but my favourite iteration of the bag has got to be the metallic silver watersnake. But the more I look at this bag, the more I like it…

  • Candace

    Whoops forgot to add this: (ipad)

  • belle

    Utterly beautiful (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Love the lines and colors! (ipad)

  • Quinn

    I’ll pass; I haven’t been too impressed with his bags (ipad)

  • wendy

    Nice, understated and elegant. (ipad)

  • Tina smith

    I love it. So pretty. Is the price a typo? It is real snakeskin right? It seems to low. (iPad)

  • Tahnee

    That’s a beautiful bag. (ipad)

  • Vikki parMaN

    I like the looks of the bag but snakeskin is very scratchy on the arms (iPad)

  • chanelle

    The details here are stunning. Understated, yet eye-catching. Nice. (iPad)

  • Diane Bassette

    I love Louboutin…but I’ll never be able to afford :( (ipad)

  • dana h.

    I actually like this bag, suprising since I dont usually go for such subdued colors. (ipad)

  • Bessamy

    Wow, this one is a beauty. It could go with anything. I just love the handles. It is so elegant and subtle at the same time. These colors make the bag so attractive. (iPad)

  • Joyce

    I always loved the charity bag series. However i saw a few of such in an outlet last season (for the previous charity bags), and the lock was damaged for ALL the stocks there. think it’s easy to crack if the lock was under slight pressure. I love the design but was shocked to see that.

  • Shelley

    Love this and the subtle animal skin. Gorgeous color and great size for date night out. (iPad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Really like it. The chain is stunning. (ipad)

  • Limey

    love it and definitely want it (ipad)

  • Christine

    its a beautiful bag (ipad)

  • Maggie

    I like it! (ipad)

  • Merve

    The CL bags seem to be improving and i like the fact that the price is not stupidly high. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Really cute, CL is stepping up their game! (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    it’s pretty, but to me looks like most other structured flap bags. (ipad)

  • Kate A.

    I like it! Love the subtle colors and print. (ipad)

  • Lianne

    It’s gorgeous, but I really dislike chain straps. (ipad)