Judith Leiber Jaguar Clutch

With the popularity of animal print this season, it stands to reason that before long, someone would make a bag that is actually an animal-print animal. And of course that person was Judith Leiber – who else could it have been? And she’s really the only one that could get away with it; she has a gimmick and she sticks with it. Even if you don’t like her bags, you’ve got to give her that. But I can’t exactly decide how I feel about the Judith Leiber Jaguar Clutch.

I know that youth and modernity have never exactly been Leiber’s thing, but for some reason, this clutch is feeling particularly mumsy. Maybe it’s just because women of a certain age are often prone towards whimsical brooches, many of them sparkly, and often, a reasonably sized subset of that brooch category is safari-themed.

But then again, it’s probably the case that only well-established women have the cash on hand to be purchasing bejeweled jungle cats, so I may have missed Leiber’s point entirely. Couldn’t you see someone a bit sassy but still totally elegant like, say, Helen Mirren carrying something like this to an awards show? Buy through Net-a-Porter for $5495.

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  • Merve

    I have to say with that price tag I would except a real live baby jaguar in a basket on my doorstep.

    • zomg real live baby jaguar would be so cute. until it got older and ate us…

      • Merve

        yeah we’ll definitely end up as lunch…but still for a coupla months wud be sooo cute

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  • Bag Brag

    Ferosha as Christian Siriano puts it!

  • MAX

    I would add some extra money to get a Birkin.

  • Jane

    I have always wondered how many of her bejeweled animals are made, does she make twenty, hundred, or a thousand of her animals? Are the clutches considered collector’s items?

  • Handbag Lover

    This is horrible.

  • The Girl in Grey

    I really do see more of a younger crowd carrying this around. Let’s say Emma Watson with an all black sophisticated tight long sleeve short dress. Balmainesque if you will and then bam-this bag. No?

    • chloehandbags

      Yes, ITA.

      I really like it. :)

  • amante

    I’m thinking the same thing as The Girl in Grey! Instead of underwhelming studded messenger bags, if you’re going to go for over the top to the point of tacky glamorous, get this instead!

  • MizzJ

    I agree too! I actually could see the younger set toting this unique bag. I actually kinda like this one, it’s so quirky it’s cool!

  • justanotherpurselover

    oh wow…! something about crystal bags- not to everyones tates but they are so pretty. i got my first crystal purse about 4 months ago from a company called Rink- nothing like this one i wonder how many were made? are they made by hand?

  • Kendra

    Stunning. (fb)