Miu Miu Lurex Jeweled Shoulder Bag

I have a hard time pinning down the Miu Miu handbag aesthetic. Their bags seem to roam freely between minimalist and intricate, taking a pit stop at every level in between. Since “brand cohesion” is probably only something that obtuse fashion people (like moi) ever think/care about, it doesn’t necessarily seem to be a bad thing – it certainly brings them attention from a wide swath of stylish girls and women.

The Miu Miu Lurex Jeweled Shoulder Bag is the brand at its most intricate extreme. Based on how successful the bag is, maybe they should spend more time at that end of the spectrum.

This lively clutch-alternative reminds me of the glory days of the early aughts, when brightly patterned Dior Saddle Bags and Fendi Baguettes rules the accessories roost. This bag is like those bags were, except with an elegant, ladylike bent that most of the accessories of that era sorely lacked. This is the Queen’s Baguette, if you will.

The lurex/brocade combination is just updated enough to be cool and modern while still an obvious retro reference, and the smokey jewels on the chain are just perfection. I know this clutch probably has too much personality to appeal to everyone, but that just means that there will be more for me. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $950.

  • tadpolenyc

    ah, i’m going to have to disagree here. it’s gaudy and looks really cheap. what’s with the faux jewel strap? looks like a purse you’d find in one of those little girls’ pretty princess dress-up kits.

  • Graciella

    ^I couldn’t agree more – what a terrible piece of tat. Seriously, what is wrong with Miu Miu? I honestly don’t get this.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    I can picture this working with a simple jeans, white tee, black blazer. That is about it though. I suppose I don’t despise the bag because jeans and tee is what I typically wear!

  • 2manybags

    I like it. It’s ugly and odd looking….but still interesting to me.

    • luca mackay

      yes, i agree with you,i like it too

  • Beth

    It looks like a quilting project gone wrong. Maybe it looks better in person, but in print I don’t like it at all.

  • Nicole

    Too many colours, too much of bling… too much in general. It is definitely not an everyday bag.

  • Jane

    I can’t make up my mind whether or not I like this clutch or not. I know I don’t like the big fake miu miu jewel that is apart of the handle. I am in shock that the points of the triangles don’t meet. My mom is an expert in making quilts and it is the sign of a great quilter that their points can always match, so I could not handle looking at those triangles. I also have a little ocd, so those triangles not connecting would drive me nuts. I think I am more in love with the idea of this clutch rather than the clutch. I think I would have to hold off from my final judgment until I see it in person.

  • mochababe73

    This bag is ugly, and it doesn’t even look like it’s practical for a night out on the town. The jeweled strap appears to be flimsy and wouldn’t last through dinner. Of course, I am a little hard on handbags which is why I own so many.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    More for me! I still think it’s cool.

  • Joan

    I like it!! It’s ornate in a good way and looks totally Rococo.

  • Vespagirl

    Tacky. And I’ve seen it in person – it looks cheaply made.

  • neli

    haha Amanda and Megs… I have to say I’m in the majority as well. I unfortunately DO NOT like this bag at all. I’m not a fan, it looks awful. I’ll pass on this. Go get them ladies!

  • Merve

    well its certainly a failed attempt at victorian decadence.

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  • Kim

    The black calf leather version is much better. Love at 1st sight.

  • Nicholas

    They should feature the leather version, it’s so much nicer than this one.

  • Gabby

    Saw it the other day and thought it was gorgeous. There is such thing as too much of a good thing so I am glad that miu miu are able to move from the simple classic style that I know and love to something bright and quirky. The brand is all embrasing and I am delighted that it has the imagination to chop and change.

  • Adrienne zedella

    not for me. fb

  • Adrienne Zedella

    this is just alittle too much going on here. less is more (fb)

  • jc_girl

    Looks really luxurious but what about the price? You should wear something plain with this kind of shoulder bag. I agree – plain jeans and shirt can match pretty well with this. Nice! =)

  • Bessamy

    This one appeals to me. It is just lovely! The colors the style and size are just perfect! (iPad)