All it takes is one cruise through Roger Vivier‘s website to know that the company highly regards the use of wit and whimsy in its shoes and bags, and its Spring 2011 handbag collection follows that path into very literal territory. Whether you enjoy the results or not probably depends heavily on how you feel about your luxury goods having a sense of humor.

For most of these pieces, I find great pleasure in looking at them, and would probably enjoy carrying them every now and then, but their prices will likely be too high to justify buying a bug-covered clutch or a bag that plays home to a school of one-dimensional fish. They’re all cute ideas, but for that kind of silliness, I’ll look to the much less expensive whimsy of Kate Spade.

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

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  • Beth S.

    This looks like something my daughters might have made at daycamp! Surely, someone can figure out how to replicate this with boondoggle. Then again, why would anyone want to?

  • 19yearslater

    That main clutch looks like it was made from telephone cords. I like the striped one.

    • I’ve been staring at that one for a couple of days, trying to figure out if it actually IS phone cords, and it might be…

      • Jelita78

        that’s it! phone cords!! haahhaha
        i’ve been trying to recall “where have i seen such material.. why does it look sooo familiar”
        well, pardon me for living in wireless world of technology!
        way to go roger! hahaha (ipad)

  • Ping

    It reminded me of fendi s baguette bags gone wild…not worth the price.

  • Stylista

    I agree these are definitely fun to look at, especially seeing as it’s possible to stare at it those phone cords all day! ;) But I wouldn’t buy any of these.

  • mochababe73

    It’s a little too arts and crafts/whimsical for my taste. I don’t see one that I would wear in my everyday life. The last one looks like a blinged out bandana.

  • Zaneta

    This clutch is an absolute disaster. I agree with the comment about telephone cords. That’s a good one. LOL

  • Bir

    No no no looks like it’s made out of edible jewelry the candy necklaces that you eat!

  • whit

    lol definitely telephone cords.

    i like this a lot more just not the price….

  • nappy

    the telephone cord clutch is inventive if marc jacobs didnt do it for louis vuitton s/s 2010. marc’s was more quirky and inventive especially the bracelets and i love it more than this.. they should have at least made the telephone cords rings even. not messy and tangling like this


    8th picture is very interesting.

  • A Few Goody Gumdrops

    I bought an elegant white patent leather Roger Vivier elongated clutch when the boutique first opened on Madison Ave in NYC. This looks like a bad JOKE for a very chic label. Why is it…when someone has a good thing going…they always mess it up???? Very un-chic and painfully ugly. Betsy from A Few Goody Gumdrops

  • JenG

    I can make this clutch at home.

  • Bagolicious

    That wire clutch is scary. When I first saw it, I immediately thought that it was a bad attempt at copying South African wire art which is beautiful. I’ve been collecting wire art baskets,vases, platters, etc for decades. There’s an excellent book called,” Wired-Contemporary Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets” by David Arment and Marisa Fick-Jordaan ISBN-0-89013-449-9.

  • Geoni

    The striped wire clutch in so many colors is where this idea went wrong. Had it been done tonally in all black the look would have been more sophisticated. Either way, this piece is too crafty for my taste and is a handbag I do not wish anyone to get stuck in their hair.

  • Merve

    Its like being back at school

  • Ellen

    I made this clutch when I was 5 to match a macaroni wallet. So maybe these designers were tapping into their inner grade schooler….or not!

    • DirtyD

      I made a comment and then read your post…. seems like we’re thinking the same!!! LOL

  • Nat

    Oh! oh oooooh! My eyes!! my eyes!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  • DirtyD

    Reminds me of an elementary school project….

  • helen

    Oh hey – telephone cords! (ipad)

  • Jen

    Loving the shoes! (ipad)