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.

This design doesn’t work as well as either of the previous clutches – it’s all Dynasty without much of the winking charm of a retro update, mostly because there’s little “update” to be found. Leiber is usually a master of the evening bag, but you’d be better suited to go with either the Louis Vuitton or Lanvin versions of this trend.

Price and release information are not yet available. Pictures via Women’s Wear Daily.

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  • Sakyie

    I don’t like this one at all. The reason I loved the Louis Vuitton clutch, was because the colours were so fun and flirty, while this one is a bit disappointing. I’d imagine someone like Teresa Guidice rocking a bag like this.

  • poodle

    bored…these box clutches are boring. that smart water ad is SUPER annoying though. and why did you guys disable right clicking?

  • Mary

    I think it’s kind of fun. But I don’t really have much of a clutch lifestyle anymore. :)

  • Trixwitch

    Wow this is really beginning to start as a trend ! ;)
    I really liked the LV and the Lanvin ones ! I guess I have a thing for hard clutches !
    But I have to say that this one isn’t really my cup of tea. Although the shape is similar to the other two clutches it does feel a bit “old”. And I’m not sure why but this clutch reminds me of an old cruise ship :S ! But of course it depends on HOW you wear it and not THAT you wear it…
    But still….

  • Jaz

    Great for my mum though :)

  • 19yearslater

    This is too much retro, not enough modern update.

  • jc_girl

    This must be worn with a special kind of dress that will really match the color and style. Looks so different Judith Leiber did it so well. It’s kinda retro. I like it. =)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    Looks like a card case. :( (ipad)

  • AMN

    i really love the mix of textures (ipad)

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