Shoe designers cross over and become bag designers with varying amounts of success. The recent example that most of us know best is Jimmy Choo: the long-time shoe brand added a bag line a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. They have a dedicated following and have used bags as a way to introduce a new group of women to the brand that may not have previously thought they needed $800 stilettos in their lives.

Christian Louboutin Schoolita Framed Bag

Some shoes brand don’t perform quite as well as Choo does in the bag arena, however. Namely Christian Louboutin. I’ve written previously about how I love his shoes and am deeply unsatisfied by his purse offering, but I saw the Schoolita Framed Bag today and actually kind of liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you. The one thing I really DON’T like about it: it reminds me greatly of many recent bags by a different Christian – Christian Dior. It looks like the leather is soft, though, and it’s in this season’s biggest color. Plus, I’m one of those people that can be easily won over with a lining, and this bag’s is in the signature red of a Louboutin sole. I’m not a huge fan by any means, but it’s a lot better than a lot of what the brand puts out, handbag-wise. Buy through Saks for $1495.

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  • Cate

    I feel like I want to love it, but something makes me wonder twice about it. Love the charm though.

  • Sarah

    I LOVE this bag. I must have it. Neiman Marcus has this in a dove grey.

  • me

    Its gorgeous and I love that they’ve carried over part of their shoe design to the bag, i.e. the red lining and charm.

  • bex

    It looks way too much like the Dior 61 Croc-Stamped Tote for my taste.

  • Arm Candy Lady!

    This bag is a lot BETTER than what I have seen by CL before, however I am still a BIGGER fan of the CL shoes, more so than the handbags! Plus I truly can’t afford to have an addiction to CLshoes & handbags…

  • Jason

    Couldn’t agree with Meg and Bex more!

  • Otter

    I quite love this, but think the charm is cheeeezy. I’d pull that thing right off.

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