Judith Leiber

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There are plenty of designers whose entrance to the wedding-bag market might seem counterintuitive: Rick Owens, Maison Martin Margiela, Commes des Garcon. (Although I’d personally love to see what all of those companies would do with the genre.) Judith Leiber? That company definitely not among them. In fact, the question shouldn’t be, “Why is Leiber entering the wedding market now?” but, “Why didn’t it make this totally obvious decision decades ago?”

Exceptionally few people can rationalize the purchase of one of Leiber’s tiny, crystal-encrusted minaudieres. Even some women who could potentially afford them don’t go to the kind of events that would allow one to carry, say, a miniature, glittering dachshund. But a wedding, the most formal (and some would say most important) day in a woman’s life, just might provide the perfect opportunity to purchase a very special little handbag. (more…)

After featuring a crystal-encrusted Valentino bag so prominently yesterday, it’s only fair to recognize the brand that made sparkly animal clutches into a worldwide business. Judith Leiber can bedazzle anything and make it into a great work of inventiveness, but my favorites from the brand are often among its more restrained offerings.

It’s difficult to imagine a context in which the Judith Leiber Crystal Chain Strap Clutch could be considered “restrained,” and yet that’s exactly what this evening bag is, when compared to a Swarovski-studded Dachsund. (more…)

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If you haven’t realized that leopard print is a huge and soon-to-be omnipresent trend for fall, you haven’t been paying very close attention. In fact, we discussed the impending importance of leopard bags just last month.

As with all things, though, bedazzler to the stars Judith Leiber is here to take the trend to its absurdly literal extreme. If you’re attending a very glamourous event this fall and want to be on-trend, these clutches are one of the best (and sparkliest) ways to do it. My favorite is the tiger – which would you choose? Pricing information and larger images, after the jump. (more…)

When we talked about the Louis Vuitton and Lanvin striped mother of pearl clutches last week, I still partly believed that the similarities of the two evening bags were a coincidence – after all, two bags does not a trend make. Three bags do, however, and that’s exactly what this Judith Leiber Resort 2011 is: a sign of a burgeoning trend.

The method of inlaying more closely resembles the Louis Vuitton, as does the diagonal inlay, while the color choice is more similar to the Lanvin. The major difference is that the bag is framed with gold, which unfortunately gives me flashbacks to the 80s – as a result, this clutch is my least favorite of the three. (more…)

Only Judith Leiber would design a clutch in the likeness of a Dachshund. (more…)

In the first Sex and the City movie there was the pivotal moment where Lily, Charlotte’s daughter, takes Big’s call on Carrie’s cell phone and then places the phone in her Judith Leiber cupcake clutch. Soon after it is evident that Big has cold feet and can not get out of his car to go through with the wedding. The Judith Leiber Cupcake Clutch was not only the cutest accessory we have ever seen on a flower girl but also was part of the chain of events that lead to Carrie being stood up at the altar. (more…)

Lucite and I are having a moment lately. Well, not just Lucite, but any kind of clear acrylic – it may be best known as the main component in stripper heels, but it also has many lovely modernist applications, particularly in home decor.

It also has its place in a slightly more retro aesthetic, which the Judith Leiber Streamline Frosted Lucite Clutch displays beautifully. (more…)

Last night I was watching Ace of Cakes with Duff Goldman (typically I am a Cake Boss gal). Duff and his crew were prepping a cake for the Oprah show and they decided to make an enormous cherry pie piece with a scoop of ice cream on top, because the group is known for making cakes in the shapes of food. Just as much as Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes are known for food shaped cakes, Judith Leiber is known for animal shaped crystal clutches.

From Judith Leiber we have seen a peacock, jaguar, camel and elephant. The latest animal clutch that I want to feature is the Judith Leiber Rabbit Clutch, one of the most wearable of the animal pieces I have seen from the brand. (more…)

Judith Leiber Peacock Clutch

Maybe I’m just feeling curmudgeonly this morning, but does a black and white Judith Leiber Peacock Clutch seem beside the point to anyone else? (more…)

Judith Leiber Cherish Minaudiere

‘Tis the season, you guys. For gifts and days off from work and family togetherness, of course. Oh, and also for sparkly clutches for use at holiday parties. Don’t forget that one, it’s important. (more…)

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