Herve Leger Crystal Clutch

Ever find yourself hearing about something that is ostensibly new, and then you have to go searching through the dark recesses of your brain, trying to figure out if you already knew about it? Maybe you just forgot? That’s the feeling that I get about the apparent new that Herve Leger bag line. Did I know about this already? The more I think about it, the more it sounds vaguely familiar, but I’m not sure. I’m also not sure how I feel about the Herve Leger Crystal Clutch.

Sure, it’s a perfectly serviceable evening bag. It’s tiny, sparkly, neutral and glam, which are the only real standards that an evening bag has to meet in order to have some sort of audience. But what it lacks is more important – any kind of interesting statement to speak of.

Perhaps it’s just me, but when launching a new bag line, it seems like it would behoove the designers to find a way to differentiate their product from the more established brands that are available. Besides the slanted shape (which Sang A did first, albeit in a different material), there’s nothing new here besides the Herve Leger name.

Is that enough to motivate people to spend $1,000+ for a special occasion bag that is otherwise nondescript? Maybe for some, but for the marketplace at large, the brand is going to have to do something bigger and splashier in order to move itself ahead of the looming pack. Buy through ShopBop for $1298.

  • cheydust

    Honestly, it wouldn’t suprise me at all to find this bag in some sort bin with other defective items. That’s what the slightly assymetrical shape makes me think of. The crystals they used are nice, but lend the bag a a look that is too heavy for the bags actual size.

    • CarolineLondon

      Agree – my first thought was “wonky” rather than “aesthetically slanted”…
      Bargain bin.

  • Merve

    Totally agree with you. Its a normal evening clutch and Leger would have to differentiate itself to have the average girl after one of its evening bags. If i were them i would have made an evening bag playing on the bandage theme in satin or smthg. At least it would have been more original.

  • 19yearslater

    I like the shape, I like the studs, but it’s not creative enough to merit a $1000+ price tag.

  • Jane

    No thanks. If your going to start a handbag line to go with your already successful clothing line why wouldn’t you start with a clutch that would go perfectly with their famous bandage dress. Those dresses are super sexy and have an established audience I don’t think this clutch screams buy me to the lucky few girls who can wear those dresses.

  • Stacy

    Not worth the money and it’s certainly NOT pretty. It looks like a piece of the asphalt was cut away from the road. meh :\

  • Jessica Jean Benson

    Honestly, it wouldn’t suprise me at all to find this bag in some sort bin with other defective items. That’s what the slightly assymetrical shape makes me think of. The crystals they used are nice, but lend the bag a a look that is too heavy for the bags actual size.
    Reply Jan 8, 2010 9:01AM

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    CarolineLondon says:

    Agree – my first thought was “wonky” rather than “aesthetically slanted”…
    Bargain bin.

    My thoughts, EXACTLY

  • martina fegan

    Don’t like it – sorry!

  • Webmini18

    I dont like it either now before responding i`m thinking hmmm what does this remind me of… then it hit me like a ton of bricks, this reminds me of gravel or a tar pit

    oh well, hi purse blog come say hi to us one day too

    http://swaggtalk100.net/2010/01/07/dont-give-it-away-throw-it-away-um-no/

  • Michael St. James

    kinda fug if you ask me…

    http://www.bagpoor.com

  • Elyse

    I liek the shape – but I don’t think it’s worth the money (fb)