There are plenty of designers whose entrance to the wedding-bag market might seem counterintuitive: Rick Owens, Maison Martin Margiela, Commes des Garcon. (Although I’d personally love to see what all of those companies would do with the genre.) Judith Leiber? That company definitely not among them. In fact, the question shouldn’t be, “Why is Leiber entering the wedding market now?” but, “Why didn’t it make this totally obvious decision decades ago?”

Exceptionally few people can rationalize the purchase of one of Leiber’s tiny, crystal-encrusted minaudieres. Even some women who could potentially afford them don’t go to the kind of events that would allow one to carry, say, a miniature, glittering dachshund. But a wedding, the most formal (and some would say most important) day in a woman’s life, just might provide the perfect opportunity to purchase a very special little handbag.

If you’ve seen any wedding photos recently (I’m in my mid-20s, I’ve seen enough on Facebook to last me for the rest of my life, thankyouverymuch), it’s hard not to notice what a prominent place wedding shoes have taken in the visual imagery of the day. There’s no logical reason that wedding bags can’t gain some of that adoration, and with bags like this three-tier confection, brides will surely want them documented as part of their special days. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Leiber’s wedding bags will be lined in blue silk (something blue, get it?) and retail from $995 to $7000, with silk, crystal-hardware accented bags falling at the lower end of the range and full crystal pieces ringing in closer to the $7000 mark. The line will debut in February, in time for the spring wedding season.

Source: Women’s Wear Daily

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  • kjon

    I know this is digressing but… Rick Owens is in the wedding bag biz? Whaaat?!

    • kjon

      Oh nevermind, I misread. I would love to see what he would do with that genre, too!

  • 19yearslater

    Oh gosh, so pretty. If I have enough money to buy a JL when my wedding day comes, though, I’d probably buy the book rather than something wedding-y because it would bling and sparkle and remind me of the day but it would be the one I love most.

  • edoardo

    I like the creativity of Judith Leiber but I believe that so many times (and this is one of them..) the brand creates models that are not wearable…!!

  • mochababe73

    I think that I like this more than my own wedding cake.
    I, too, would have thought that Judith would have done this a long time ago.

  • Stylista

    Oh yes, agree with edoardo that this is obviously not practical, but wow, what eye candy!

  • Karin bag4bag

    JL bags would be perfect for weddings ! The blue lining is obvious but sentimental. Bad luck girls, your weddings are now going to cost thousands more !

  • Maggie

    I love JL bags! I just wish I could have the money to buy them! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Kinda tacky (ipad)

  • cl

    not my choice on my wedding day (ipad)

  • nini

    too gaudy for me (ipad)

  • Lola

    Cute but more of a “ooo look at this” trinket than a usable accessory. Oh well, they definitely are quite something to look at! (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    This is so cute! I wouldn’t buy it though (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    a 3-layered-cake purse?
    is that for real?
    i wonder how the inside looks like.. (ipad)


    bling blow (ipad)


    bling bling blow


    bling bling blow (ipad)


    i wonder if this cake is real (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Judith Leiber bags are too glitzy and over the top for my taste, but perfect for weddings! (ipad)

  • Jen

    Ooh glam! (ipad)

  • helen

    I had to look up the definition of minaudieres. (ipad)

  • Emily

    That is quite the wedding bag! I totally agree, wedding handbags are starting to be more in vogue, and they can be the perfect accessory for the bride!